Information about the BT55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT55 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 2040
Semi-Detached 1322
Terraced 680
Flat (Purpose-Built) 741
Flat (Converted) 62
Residence in Commercial Building 26
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 4874

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1351
Owned with Mortgage 873
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 217
Rented: Other Social 104
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 834
Rented: Other 71
Rent Free 84
Total 3557

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 1146
Two People 1137
Three People 548
Four People 424
Five People 233
Six People 49
Seven People 14
8+ People 6
Total 3557

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 636
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 960
C2 - Skilled manual workers 375
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 500
Total 2471

Gender Back to Top

Male 4092
Female 4546
Total 8638

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
0-4 398
5-7 209
8-9 159
10-14 440
15 99
16-17 177
18-19 449
20-24 1162
25-29 448
30-44 1341
45-59 1646
60-64 463
65-74 901
75-84 520
85-89 148
90+ 78
Total 8638

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 3101
Married 3122
Divorced 370
Separated 222
Widowed 507
Same Sex 11
Total 7333

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 4177
Good 2914
Fair 1170
Bad 311
Very Bad 66
Total 8638

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) 2477
Apprenticeship 206
2+ A Levels 1455
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 961
1-4 GCSEs 594
No GCSEs 1353
Other 287
Total 7333

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8538
Mixed Ethnicity 35
Indian 11
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 5
Other Asian 26
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 8638

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 429
Wales 24
Scotland 105
Northern Ireland 7450
Republic of Ireland 296
European Union 157
Other 177
Total 8638

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5876
Republic of Ireland 1579
Europe (including European Union) 118
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 31
North America or Caribbean 60
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 1207

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2601
Other Christian 4180
Other Religion 83
No Religion 1150
Not Stated 624
Total 8638

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 1807
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 712
Self Employed 586
Unemployed 246
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1523
Retired 1089
Looking After Home or Family 208
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 269
Other 147
Total 6587

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 192
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 12
Construction 159
RetailInc. Wholesale 861
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 83
Accommodation and Food 410
Information and Communication 53
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 82
Real Estate 52
Professional, Scientific and Technical 196
Administration 118
Public Administration and Defence 251
Education 592
HealthInc. Social Work 468
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 199
Total 3795