Information about the BS5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS5 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.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 1065
Semi-Detached 3831
Terraced 11996
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6002
Flat (Converted) 2039
Residence in Commercial Building 403
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 25350

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4700
Owned with Mortgage 7028
Shared Ownership 154
Rented: From Council 3765
Rented: Other Social 1847
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6199
Rented: Other 375
Rent Free 350
Total 24418

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 8853
Two People 7609
Three People 3610
Four People 2401
Five People 1041
Six People 573
Seven People 183
8+ People 148
Total 24418

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 3237
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6180
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3916
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6672
Total 20005

Gender Back to Top

Male 28349
Female 27825
Total 56174

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 5438
5-7 2361
8-9 1283
10-14 3139
15 655
16-17 1260
18-19 1262
20-24 3965
25-29 5339
30-44 14175
45-59 8837
60-64 2147
65-74 3238
75-84 2109
85-89 599
90+ 367
Total 56174

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 19651
Married 15368
Divorced 4181
Separated 1541
Widowed 2376
Same Sex 181
Total 43298

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 25750
Good 19303
Fair 7506
Bad 2803
Very Bad 812
Total 56174

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) 11139
Apprenticeship 1275
2+ A Levels 4798
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6043
1-4 GCSEs 6091
No GCSEs 10609
Other 3343
Total 43298

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35457
Mixed Ethnicity 3085
Indian 1457
Pakistani 2854
Bangladeshi 828
Chinese 275
Other Asian 655
Black African 4734
Black Caribbean 2761
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2943
Other 1125
Total 56174

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 40460
Wales 989
Scotland 436
Northern Ireland 142
Republic of Ireland 369
European Union 3611
Other 10167
Total 56174

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38803
Republic of Ireland 335
Europe (including European Union) 4544
African Countries 935
Middle East or Asia 1589
North America or Caribbean 594
Central America 11
South America 113
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 166
None 9679

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22944
No Religion 16625
Buddhist 348
Hindu 418
Jewish 63
Muslim 9479
Sikh 771
Other Religion 441
Not Stated 5085
Total 56174

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 15355
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5881
Self Employed 3391
Unemployed 2559
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3626
Retired 3595
Looking After Home or Family 2125
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2229
Other 1462
Total 40223

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 1584
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 64
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 204
Construction 1703
RetailInc. Wholesale 4037
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1514
Accommodation and Food 1706
Information and Communication 1049
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1369
Real Estate 309
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1469
Administration 1644
Public Administration and Defence 1484
Education 2410
HealthInc. Social Work 3947
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1219
Total 25746