Information about the BT56 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT56. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT56 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 1782
Semi-Detached 1116
Terraced 735
Flat (Purpose-Built) 689
Flat (Converted) 133
Residence in Commercial Building 37
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 4494

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1295
Owned with Mortgage 945
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 291
Rented: Other Social 82
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 585
Rented: Other 52
Rent Free 94
Total 3366

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 1137
Two People 1095
Three People 476
Four People 393
Five People 195
Six People 55
Seven People 8
8+ People 7
Total 3366

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 494
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 729
C2 - Skilled manual workers 468
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 683
Total 2374

Gender Back to Top

Male 3786
Female 4067
Total 7853

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
0-4 415
5-7 249
8-9 188
10-14 522
15 101
16-17 225
18-19 197
20-24 378
25-29 389
30-44 1510
45-59 1665
60-64 489
65-74 864
75-84 481
85-89 121
90+ 59
Total 7853

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 2056
Married 3204
Divorced 461
Separated 188
Widowed 463
Same Sex 6
Total 6378

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 3628
Good 2656
Fair 1228
Bad 269
Very Bad 72
Total 7853

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) 1825
Apprenticeship 226
2+ A Levels 675
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 968
1-4 GCSEs 657
No GCSEs 1729
Other 298
Total 6378

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7757
Mixed Ethnicity 29
Indian 13
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 30
Other Asian 9
Black African 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 8
Total 7853

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 407
Wales 18
Scotland 102
Northern Ireland 6862
Republic of Ireland 121
European Union 211
Other 132
Total 7853

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5581
Republic of Ireland 676
Europe (including European Union) 187
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 27
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 14
None 1515

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 1514
Other Christian 4556
Other Religion 54
No Religion 1090
Not Stated 639
Total 7853

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 1791
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 765
Self Employed 573
Unemployed 276
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 502
Retired 1021
Looking After Home or Family 243
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 351
Other 195
Total 5717

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 6
Manufacturing 220
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 161
RetailInc. Wholesale 559
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 89
Accommodation and Food 344
Information and Communication 58
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 56
Real Estate 47
Professional, Scientific and Technical 157
Administration 125
Public Administration and Defence 265
Education 445
HealthInc. Social Work 398
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 230
Total 3243