Information about the BT26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT26 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 2974
Semi-Detached 740
Terraced 517
Flat (Purpose-Built) 163
Flat (Converted) 10
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 4425

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1918
Owned with Mortgage 1658
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 152
Rented: Other Social 30
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 309
Rented: Other 28
Rent Free 103
Total 4206

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 900
Two People 1480
Three People 719
Four People 700
Five People 286
Six People 102
Seven People 14
8+ People 5
Total 4206

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 1045
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1010
C2 - Skilled manual workers 575
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 333
Total 2963

Gender Back to Top

Male 5452
Female 5629
Total 11081

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
0-4 655
5-7 375
8-9 244
10-14 695
15 150
16-17 323
18-19 247
20-24 506
25-29 478
30-44 2018
45-59 2630
60-64 718
65-74 1155
75-84 663
85-89 145
90+ 79
Total 11081

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 2225
Married 5664
Divorced 342
Separated 172
Widowed 555
Same Sex 4
Total 8962

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 5841
Good 3556
Fair 1313
Bad 301
Very Bad 70
Total 11081

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) 3346
Apprenticeship 368
2+ A Levels 1019
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1374
1-4 GCSEs 785
No GCSEs 1773
Other 297
Total 8962

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11007
Mixed Ethnicity 25
Indian 21
Pakistani 1
Chinese 12
Other Asian 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 6
Total 11081

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 462
Wales 24
Scotland 107
Northern Ireland 9984
Republic of Ireland 217
European Union 100
Other 187
Total 11081

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9067
Republic of Ireland 893
Europe (including European Union) 78
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 60
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 1321

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 955
Other Christian 8070
Other Religion 96
No Religion 1429
Not Stated 531
Total 11081

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 3025
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1013
Self Employed 1138
Unemployed 206
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 700
Retired 1370
Looking After Home or Family 287
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 218
Other 118
Total 8075

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 146
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 447
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 18
Construction 390
RetailInc. Wholesale 932
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 151
Accommodation and Food 196
Information and Communication 161
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 215
Real Estate 52
Professional, Scientific and Technical 434
Administration 161
Public Administration and Defence 555
Education 511
HealthInc. Social Work 752
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 239
Total 5387