Information about the CO12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CO12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CO12 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 2821
Semi-Detached 3224
Terraced 2659
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1330
Flat (Converted) 272
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 51
Total 10477

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3665
Owned with Mortgage 3200
Shared Ownership 49
Rented: From Council 809
Rented: Other Social 383
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1579
Rented: Other 128
Rent Free 144
Total 9957

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 3102
Two People 3606
Three People 1547
Four People 1107
Five People 412
Six People 139
Seven People 30
8+ People 14
Total 9957

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 785
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1959
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1787
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2185
Total 6716

Gender Back to Top

Male 11118
Female 11662
Total 22780

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 1303
5-7 808
8-9 515
10-14 1365
15 292
16-17 575
18-19 548
20-24 1216
25-29 1139
30-44 3979
45-59 4529
60-64 1662
65-74 2543
75-84 1619
85-89 447
90+ 240
Total 22780

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 5283
Married 9112
Divorced 1945
Separated 533
Widowed 1587
Same Sex 37
Total 18497

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 9544
Good 8169
Fair 3686
Bad 1087
Very Bad 294
Total 22780

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) 2839
Apprenticeship 752
2+ A Levels 1895
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3409
1-4 GCSEs 3116
No GCSEs 5554
Other 932
Total 18497

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22213
Mixed Ethnicity 244
Indian 53
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 76
Other Asian 93
Black African 49
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 21
Total 22780

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21318
Wales 108
Scotland 302
Northern Ireland 43
Republic of Ireland 118
European Union 418
Other 473
Total 22780

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16877
Republic of Ireland 80
Europe (including European Union) 294
African Countries 32
Middle East or Asia 98
North America or Caribbean 42
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 5415

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14141
No Religion 6758
Buddhist 66
Hindu 41
Jewish 31
Muslim 51
Sikh 9
Other Religion 97
Not Stated 1586
Total 22780

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 5746
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2554
Self Employed 1292
Unemployed 867
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 893
Retired 3030
Looking After Home or Family 786
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 702
Other 321
Total 16191

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 121
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 803
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 44
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 69
Construction 691
RetailInc. Wholesale 1597
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1359
Accommodation and Food 527
Information and Communication 173
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 303
Real Estate 124
Professional, Scientific and Technical 320
Administration 492
Public Administration and Defence 572
Education 853
HealthInc. Social Work 1352
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 419
Total 9821