Information about the BT78 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT78. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT78 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 8432
Semi-Detached 2780
Terraced 2082
Flat (Purpose-Built) 403
Flat (Converted) 54
Residence in Commercial Building 79
Caravan/Park/Temporary 28
Total 13858

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5217
Owned with Mortgage 3927
Shared Ownership 37
Rented: From Council 1094
Rented: Other Social 204
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1871
Rented: Other 233
Rent Free 444
Total 13027

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 3372
Two People 3502
Three People 2079
Four People 2086
Five People 1274
Six People 560
Seven People 99
8+ People 55
Total 13027

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 1309
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2291
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3081
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3069
Total 9750

Gender Back to Top

Male 18232
Female 17833
Total 36065

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 2624
5-7 1514
8-9 970
10-14 2592
15 522
16-17 1105
18-19 859
20-24 2214
25-29 2456
30-44 7541
45-59 6920
60-64 1914
65-74 2758
75-84 1555
85-89 356
90+ 165
Total 36065

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 9859
Married 14205
Divorced 1124
Separated 873
Widowed 1765
Same Sex 17
Total 27843

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 17628
Good 10940
Fair 5567
Bad 1526
Very Bad 404
Total 36065

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) 6161
Apprenticeship 986
2+ A Levels 3006
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4144
1-4 GCSEs 3047
No GCSEs 9221
Other 1278
Total 27843

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35836
Mixed Ethnicity 73
Indian 14
Pakistani 13
Chinese 53
Other Asian 44
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 25
Total 36065

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1039
Wales 31
Scotland 263
Northern Ireland 32558
Republic of Ireland 866
European Union 953
Other 355
Total 36065

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17408
Republic of Ireland 9087
Europe (including European Union) 822
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 56
North America or Caribbean 118
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 55
None 9147

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 21340
Other Christian 11336
Other Religion 136
No Religion 1233
Not Stated 2020
Total 36065

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 8566
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3057
Self Employed 3351
Unemployed 1269
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2264
Retired 3061
Looking After Home or Family 1220
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2095
Other 884
Total 25767

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 1004
Mining/Quarrying 98
Manufacturing 1537
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 79
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 79
Construction 1835
RetailInc. Wholesale 2597
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 513
Accommodation and Food 705
Information and Communication 230
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 344
Real Estate 139
Professional, Scientific and Technical 638
Administration 421
Public Administration and Defence 918
Education 1573
HealthInc. Social Work 2175
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 642
Total 15527