Information about the CO5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CO5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CO5 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 6498
Semi-Detached 4212
Terraced 1303
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1197
Flat (Converted) 92
Residence in Commercial Building 94
Caravan/Park/Temporary 51
Total 13447

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5508
Owned with Mortgage 4637
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 604
Rented: Other Social 480
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1218
Rented: Other 183
Rent Free 160
Total 12836

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 3443
Two People 5146
Three People 1795
Four People 1753
Five People 530
Six People 149
Seven People 18
8+ People 2
Total 12836

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 2154
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2726
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2024
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1591
Total 8495

Gender Back to Top

Male 14642
Female 15470
Total 30112

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 1401
5-7 968
8-9 632
10-14 1753
15 344
16-17 674
18-19 659
20-24 1346
25-29 1163
30-44 5315
45-59 6536
60-64 2665
65-74 3598
75-84 2188
85-89 590
90+ 280
Total 30112

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 5977
Married 14127
Divorced 2241
Separated 559
Widowed 2078
Same Sex 32
Total 25014

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 13641
Good 11016
Fair 4095
Bad 1082
Very Bad 278
Total 30112

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) 6367
Apprenticeship 1190
2+ A Levels 2810
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4179
1-4 GCSEs 3672
No GCSEs 5810
Other 986
Total 25014

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29555
Mixed Ethnicity 246
Indian 47
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 22
Chinese 50
Other Asian 87
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 40
Total 30112

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28120
Wales 218
Scotland 370
Northern Ireland 100
Republic of Ireland 138
European Union 465
Other 701
Total 30112

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25220
Republic of Ireland 121
Europe (including European Union) 287
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 88
North America or Caribbean 110
Central America 7
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 78
None 4337

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19702
No Religion 7855
Buddhist 54
Hindu 35
Jewish 30
Muslim 69
Sikh 10
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 2249
Total 30112

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 7860
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3253
Self Employed 2948
Unemployed 560
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1209
Retired 4281
Looking After Home or Family 908
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 663
Other 274
Total 21956

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 198
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 1261
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 51
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 108
Construction 1571
RetailInc. Wholesale 2303
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 648
Accommodation and Food 614
Information and Communication 497
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 972
Real Estate 243
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1000
Administration 571
Public Administration and Defence 708
Education 1454
HealthInc. Social Work 1570
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 755
Total 14547