Information about the BS31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS31 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 2458
Semi-Detached 3044
Terraced 2337
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1368
Flat (Converted) 233
Residence in Commercial Building 71
Caravan/Park/Temporary 74
Total 9585

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3897
Owned with Mortgage 3122
Shared Ownership 39
Rented: From Council 410
Rented: Other Social 909
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 699
Rented: Other 109
Rent Free 128
Total 9313

Housing Occupancy Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 2745
Two People 3430
Three People 1290
Four People 1335
Five People 401
Six People 97
Seven People 11
8+ People 4
Total 9313

Social Grade

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 1621
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1945
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1249
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1100
Total 5915

Gender Back to Top

Male 10458
Female 11298
Total 21756

Age Groups Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 1090
5-7 616
8-9 449
10-14 1321
15 275
16-17 594
18-19 457
20-24 1109
25-29 948
30-44 3640
45-59 4475
60-64 1678
65-74 2423
75-84 1873
85-89 535
90+ 273
Total 21756

Relationship Status Back to Top

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 4738
Married 9686
Divorced 1522
Separated 348
Widowed 1690
Same Sex 21
Total 18005

Health Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 10180
Good 7512
Fair 3022
Bad 788
Very Bad 254
Total 21756

Education & Qualifications Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 5198
Apprenticeship 841
2+ A Levels 2118
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3039
1-4 GCSEs 2439
No GCSEs 3686
Other 684
Total 18005

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21110
Mixed Ethnicity 249
Indian 65
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 79
Other Asian 60
Black African 82
Black Caribbean 33
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 35
Total 21756

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19896
Wales 479
Scotland 264
Northern Ireland 58
Republic of Ireland 86
European Union 307
Other 666
Total 21756

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17855
Republic of Ireland 61
Europe (including European Union) 228
African Countries 80
Middle East or Asia 98
North America or Caribbean 65
Central America 3
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 59
None 3444

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13840
No Religion 5859
Buddhist 45
Hindu 33
Jewish 19
Muslim 81
Sikh 19
Other Religion 66
Not Stated 1794
Total 21756

Economic Activity

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 5591
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2599
Self Employed 1672
Unemployed 443
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1062
Retired 2841
Looking After Home or Family 503
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 408
Other 205
Total 15324

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 47
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 700
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 63
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 97
Construction 898
RetailInc. Wholesale 1652
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 393
Accommodation and Food 452
Information and Communication 416
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 550
Real Estate 185
Professional, Scientific and Technical 698
Administration 451
Public Administration and Defence 825
Education 1094
HealthInc. Social Work 1317
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 483
Total 10325