Information about the CO16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CO16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CO16 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 5510
Semi-Detached 3751
Terraced 1263
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1052
Flat (Converted) 75
Residence in Commercial Building 69
Caravan/Park/Temporary 467
Total 12187

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4964
Owned with Mortgage 3395
Shared Ownership 59
Rented: From Council 744
Rented: Other Social 607
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1190
Rented: Other 184
Rent Free 156
Total 11299

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 3489
Two People 4313
Three People 1545
Four People 1233
Five People 480
Six People 168
Seven People 51
8+ People 20
Total 11299

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 845
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1891
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1920
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2288
Total 6944

Gender Back to Top

Male 12424
Female 13408
Total 25832

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 1384
5-7 802
8-9 524
10-14 1514
15 325
16-17 697
18-19 579
20-24 1289
25-29 1009
30-44 3940
45-59 5088
60-64 2180
65-74 3521
75-84 2186
85-89 520
90+ 274
Total 25832

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 5675
Married 10791
Divorced 2230
Separated 529
Widowed 2020
Same Sex 38
Total 21283

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 9808
Good 9107
Fair 4832
Bad 1596
Very Bad 489
Total 25832

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) 2822
Apprenticeship 892
2+ A Levels 2037
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3420
1-4 GCSEs 3320
No GCSEs 7804
Other 988
Total 21283

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25259
Mixed Ethnicity 256
Indian 70
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 38
Chinese 54
Other Asian 59
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 35
Total 25832

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24560
Wales 164
Scotland 209
Northern Ireland 67
Republic of Ireland 132
European Union 264
Other 436
Total 25832

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19247
Republic of Ireland 104
Europe (including European Union) 145
African Countries 28
Middle East or Asia 51
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 1
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 6245

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16497
No Religion 7066
Buddhist 49
Hindu 39
Jewish 21
Muslim 68
Sikh 14
Other Religion 102
Not Stated 1976
Total 25832

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 5144
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2620
Self Employed 2010
Unemployed 877
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1060
Retired 4113
Looking After Home or Family 954
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1142
Other 383
Total 18303

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 144
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 679
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 92
Construction 1060
RetailInc. Wholesale 1957
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 678
Accommodation and Food 598
Information and Communication 191
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 280
Real Estate 161
Professional, Scientific and Technical 386
Administration 428
Public Administration and Defence 496
Education 933
HealthInc. Social Work 1455
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 515
Total 10094