Information about the BT17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT17 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 2869
Semi-Detached 4752
Terraced 4324
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1934
Flat (Converted) 45
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 13958

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2564
Owned with Mortgage 5636
Shared Ownership 116
Rented: From Council 2723
Rented: Other Social 1023
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 907
Rented: Other 88
Rent Free 299
Total 13356

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 3323
Two People 3714
Three People 2647
Four People 2069
Five People 1047
Six People 392
Seven People 109
8+ People 55
Total 13356

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 1658
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3131
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2085
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4032
Total 10906

Gender Back to Top

Male 17190
Female 18931
Total 36121

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 2986
5-7 1598
8-9 1039
10-14 2885
15 643
16-17 1292
18-19 1219
20-24 2744
25-29 2628
30-44 7335
45-59 6502
60-64 1510
65-74 2096
75-84 1192
85-89 271
90+ 181
Total 36121

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 11388
Married 10595
Divorced 1548
Separated 1820
Widowed 1598
Same Sex 21
Total 26970

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 17924
Good 10455
Fair 5117
Bad 1999
Very Bad 626
Total 36121

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) 5895
Apprenticeship 975
2+ A Levels 3355
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4398
1-4 GCSEs 3672
No GCSEs 7889
Other 786
Total 26970

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35590
Mixed Ethnicity 150
Indian 143
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 59
Other Asian 54
Black African 39
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 38
Total 36121

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 846
Wales 30
Scotland 164
Northern Ireland 33656
Republic of Ireland 518
European Union 323
Other 584
Total 36121

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17271
Republic of Ireland 12986
Europe (including European Union) 266
African Countries 32
Middle East or Asia 109
North America or Caribbean 121
Central America 2
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 31
None 6211

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 24519
Other Christian 5892
Other Religion 221
No Religion 2286
Not Stated 3203
Total 36121

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 8211
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3690
Self Employed 1575
Unemployed 1527
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2960
Retired 2580
Looking After Home or Family 1493
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2492
Other 798
Total 25326

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 53
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 962
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 52
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 95
Construction 782
RetailInc. Wholesale 2695
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 708
Accommodation and Food 799
Information and Communication 406
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 593
Real Estate 158
Professional, Scientific and Technical 654
Administration 588
Public Administration and Defence 1219
Education 1488
HealthInc. Social Work 2314
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 718
Total 14300