Information about the CB2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CB2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CB2 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 5364
Semi-Detached 5108
Terraced 3180
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3150
Flat (Converted) 438
Residence in Commercial Building 196
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 17475

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5671
Owned with Mortgage 4541
Shared Ownership 290
Rented: From Council 1722
Rented: Other Social 1233
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2514
Rented: Other 318
Rent Free 302
Total 16591

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 5144
Two People 5944
Three People 2428
Four People 2122
Five People 720
Six People 169
Seven People 37
8+ People 27
Total 16591

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 5175
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3422
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1680
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1690
Total 11967

Gender Back to Top

Male 24848
Female 24328
Total 49176

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 2111
5-7 1236
8-9 784
10-14 2231
15 473
16-17 1171
18-19 3780
20-24 8167
25-29 3496
30-44 8374
45-59 7775
60-64 2512
65-74 3656
75-84 2356
85-89 693
90+ 361
Total 49176

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 20479
Married 16584
Divorced 2481
Separated 693
Widowed 2017
Same Sex 87
Total 42341

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 27808
Good 15382
Fair 4576
Bad 1133
Very Bad 277
Total 49176

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) 17778
Apprenticeship 975
2+ A Levels 9949
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4293
1-4 GCSEs 3026
No GCSEs 4363
Other 1957
Total 42341

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 43006
Mixed Ethnicity 1233
Indian 1057
Pakistani 221
Bangladeshi 86
Chinese 1611
Other Asian 945
Black African 379
Black Caribbean 124
Other Black/African/Caribbean 46
Other 468
Total 49176

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 36871
Wales 601
Scotland 996
Northern Ireland 407
Republic of Ireland 367
European Union 3231
Other 6703
Total 49176

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 37331
Republic of Ireland 536
Europe (including European Union) 3594
African Countries 440
Middle East or Asia 2274
North America or Caribbean 1168
Central America 48
South America 111
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 637
None 4601

Religion Back to Top

Christian 25304
No Religion 17063
Buddhist 496
Hindu 602
Jewish 406
Muslim 841
Sikh 85
Other Religion 204
Not Stated 4175
Total 49176

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 12703
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3706
Self Employed 3030
Unemployed 703
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12989
Retired 3796
Looking After Home or Family 983
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 621
Other 400
Total 38931

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 139
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 1313
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 37
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 68
Construction 1040
RetailInc. Wholesale 2309
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 466
Accommodation and Food 887
Information and Communication 1186
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 515
Real Estate 240
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3181
Administration 803
Public Administration and Defence 595
Education 4129
HealthInc. Social Work 2985
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 973
Total 20885