Information about the CO6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CO6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CO6 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 7117
Semi-Detached 4548
Terraced 2001
Flat (Purpose-Built) 772
Flat (Converted) 149
Residence in Commercial Building 79
Caravan/Park/Temporary 18
Total 14684

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5707
Owned with Mortgage 5325
Shared Ownership 35
Rented: From Council 682
Rented: Other Social 671
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1347
Rented: Other 134
Rent Free 208
Total 14109

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 3456
Two People 5568
Three People 2113
Four People 2104
Five People 661
Six People 168
Seven People 25
8+ People 14
Total 14109

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 3062
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3176
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2138
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1378
Total 9754

Gender Back to Top

Male 16939
Female 17488
Total 34427

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 1779
5-7 1237
8-9 805
10-14 2148
15 395
16-17 826
18-19 666
20-24 1365
25-29 1283
30-44 6489
45-59 7726
60-64 2769
65-74 3726
75-84 2266
85-89 612
90+ 335
Total 34427

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 6647
Married 16316
Divorced 2458
Separated 565
Widowed 2025
Same Sex 52
Total 28063

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 17131
Good 11882
Fair 4076
Bad 1018
Very Bad 320
Total 34427

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) 8405
Apprenticeship 1070
2+ A Levels 3476
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4881
1-4 GCSEs 3693
No GCSEs 5460
Other 1078
Total 28063

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33718
Mixed Ethnicity 323
Indian 88
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 52
Other Asian 106
Black African 37
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 31
Total 34427

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31979
Wales 254
Scotland 423
Northern Ireland 123
Republic of Ireland 121
European Union 546
Other 981
Total 34427

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28846
Republic of Ireland 119
Europe (including European Union) 355
African Countries 64
Middle East or Asia 92
North America or Caribbean 117
Central America 3
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 111
None 4936

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22753
No Religion 8705
Buddhist 61
Hindu 56
Jewish 60
Muslim 94
Sikh 17
Other Religion 105
Not Stated 2576
Total 34427

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 9224
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3709
Self Employed 3625
Unemployed 575
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1410
Retired 4266
Looking After Home or Family 1112
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 597
Other 332
Total 24850

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 371
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 1344
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 53
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 104
Construction 1735
RetailInc. Wholesale 2401
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 690
Accommodation and Food 702
Information and Communication 605
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1239
Real Estate 305
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1344
Administration 755
Public Administration and Defence 904
Education 1834
HealthInc. Social Work 1886
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 774
Total 17068