Information about the DE21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DE21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DE21 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 7142
Semi-Detached 12654
Terraced 4503
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1767
Flat (Converted) 121
Residence in Commercial Building 147
Caravan/Park/Temporary 112
Total 26446

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8271
Owned with Mortgage 9517
Shared Ownership 120
Rented: From Council 3542
Rented: Other Social 984
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2556
Rented: Other 282
Rent Free 273
Total 25545

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 7195
Two People 9251
Three People 4181
Four People 3439
Five People 1065
Six People 304
Seven People 68
8+ People 42
Total 25545

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 3455
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5447
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4637
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5315
Total 18854

Gender Back to Top

Male 29592
Female 30837
Total 60429

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 4072
5-7 2094
8-9 1312
10-14 3694
15 782
16-17 1535
18-19 1399
20-24 3709
25-29 3820
30-44 12278
45-59 12006
60-64 3612
65-74 5460
75-84 3439
85-89 846
90+ 371
Total 60429

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 15660
Married 23071
Divorced 4866
Separated 1280
Widowed 3530
Same Sex 68
Total 48475

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 27064
Good 21158
Fair 8718
Bad 2728
Very Bad 761
Total 60429

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) 10489
Apprenticeship 3026
2+ A Levels 5975
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7648
1-4 GCSEs 7194
No GCSEs 12033
Other 2110
Total 48475

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 57378
Mixed Ethnicity 1101
Indian 351
Pakistani 187
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 269
Other Asian 241
Black African 316
Black Caribbean 267
Other Black/African/Caribbean 87
Other 208
Total 60429

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 55872
Wales 371
Scotland 761
Northern Ireland 177
Republic of Ireland 326
European Union 1222
Other 1700
Total 60429

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 44926
Republic of Ireland 264
Europe (including European Union) 1036
African Countries 190
Middle East or Asia 321
North America or Caribbean 94
Central America 4
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 49
None 13750

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36318
No Religion 18768
Buddhist 139
Hindu 156
Jewish 33
Muslim 456
Sikh 172
Other Religion 216
Not Stated 4171
Total 60429

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 18140
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6936
Self Employed 3010
Unemployed 1911
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2763
Retired 6571
Looking After Home or Family 1853
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1917
Other 718
Total 43819

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 81
Mining/Quarrying 43
Manufacturing 4562
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 171
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 370
Construction 2326
RetailInc. Wholesale 5115
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1639
Accommodation and Food 1404
Information and Communication 762
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 638
Real Estate 390
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1412
Administration 1368
Public Administration and Defence 1284
Education 2615
HealthInc. Social Work 3622
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1197
Total 28999