Information about the BT42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT42 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 8789
Semi-Detached 4016
Terraced 3361
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1013
Flat (Converted) 51
Residence in Commercial Building 44
Caravan/Park/Temporary 33
Total 17307

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6570
Owned with Mortgage 5629
Shared Ownership 85
Rented: From Council 1673
Rented: Other Social 191
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1754
Rented: Other 179
Rent Free 488
Total 16569

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 4097
Two People 5373
Three People 2932
Four People 2512
Five People 1169
Six People 377
Seven People 69
8+ People 40
Total 16569

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 2033
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3134
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3235
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3625
Total 12027

Gender Back to Top

Male 21088
Female 21879
Total 42967

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 2707
5-7 1572
8-9 1044
10-14 2734
15 564
16-17 1151
18-19 1025
20-24 2639
25-29 2519
30-44 8879
45-59 8481
60-64 2554
65-74 3901
75-84 2388
85-89 545
90+ 264
Total 42967

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 10366
Married 18639
Divorced 1818
Separated 1195
Widowed 2307
Same Sex 21
Total 34346

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 20380
Good 14507
Fair 6269
Bad 1478
Very Bad 333
Total 42967

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) 7629
Apprenticeship 1644
2+ A Levels 4055
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5167
1-4 GCSEs 3701
No GCSEs 10835
Other 1315
Total 34346

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42568
Mixed Ethnicity 71
Indian 52
Pakistani 35
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 72
Other Asian 76
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 50
Total 42967

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1206
Wales 51
Scotland 404
Northern Ireland 39745
Republic of Ireland 288
European Union 721
Other 552
Total 42967

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30742
Republic of Ireland 2562
Europe (including European Union) 568
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 82
North America or Caribbean 94
Central America 3
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 57
None 9469

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 4693
Other Christian 31372
Other Religion 363
No Religion 4142
Not Stated 2397
Total 42967

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 12006
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4307
Self Employed 3272
Unemployed 1139
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2392
Retired 4473
Looking After Home or Family 1187
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1622
Other 751
Total 31149

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 693
Mining/Quarrying 59
Manufacturing 2939
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 106
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 182
Construction 1780
RetailInc. Wholesale 3820
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 829
Accommodation and Food 782
Information and Communication 333
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 447
Real Estate 162
Professional, Scientific and Technical 734
Administration 754
Public Administration and Defence 1357
Education 1711
HealthInc. Social Work 2774
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 843
Total 20305