Information about the BT79 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT79. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT79 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 7589
Semi-Detached 2192
Terraced 1371
Flat (Purpose-Built) 430
Flat (Converted) 46
Residence in Commercial Building 45
Caravan/Park/Temporary 25
Total 11698

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4497
Owned with Mortgage 3387
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 856
Rented: Other Social 119
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1491
Rented: Other 189
Rent Free 339
Total 10910

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 2785
Two People 2739
Three People 1690
Four People 1807
Five People 1129
Six People 562
Seven People 139
8+ People 59
Total 10910

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 1087
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1866
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2700
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2598
Total 8251

Gender Back to Top

Male 15721
Female 15621
Total 31342

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 2235
5-7 1241
8-9 854
10-14 2458
15 491
16-17 1101
18-19 849
20-24 2040
25-29 2064
30-44 6403
45-59 6133
60-64 1475
65-74 2179
75-84 1310
85-89 329
90+ 180
Total 31342

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 8741
Married 12216
Divorced 881
Separated 699
Widowed 1513
Same Sex 13
Total 24063

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 15200
Good 9468
Fair 4904
Bad 1396
Very Bad 374
Total 31342

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) 5576
Apprenticeship 937
2+ A Levels 2763
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3530
1-4 GCSEs 2535
No GCSEs 7619
Other 1103
Total 24063

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31119
Mixed Ethnicity 38
Indian 58
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 24
Other Asian 61
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 27
Total 31342

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 864
Wales 26
Scotland 200
Northern Ireland 28364
Republic of Ireland 736
European Union 726
Other 426
Total 31342

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13747
Republic of Ireland 9546
Europe (including European Union) 626
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 53
North America or Caribbean 178
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 29
None 7804

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 20374
Other Christian 7908
Other Religion 129
No Religion 970
Not Stated 1961
Total 31342

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 7156
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2559
Self Employed 2866
Unemployed 1097
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2339
Retired 2414
Looking After Home or Family 1087
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1897
Other 829
Total 22244

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 852
Mining/Quarrying 98
Manufacturing 1209
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 76
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 78
Construction 1727
RetailInc. Wholesale 2031
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 404
Accommodation and Food 550
Information and Communication 168
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 267
Real Estate 99
Professional, Scientific and Technical 519
Administration 384
Public Administration and Defence 753
Education 1346
HealthInc. Social Work 2011
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 523
Total 13095