Information about the DE55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DE55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DE55 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 7662
Semi-Detached 10657
Terraced 4471
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1070
Flat (Converted) 170
Residence in Commercial Building 178
Caravan/Park/Temporary 24
Total 24232

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8075
Owned with Mortgage 8165
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 2598
Rented: Other Social 1441
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2413
Rented: Other 268
Rent Free 327
Total 23330

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 6745
Two People 8798
Three People 3774
Four People 2890
Five People 818
Six People 236
Seven People 50
8+ People 19
Total 23330

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 2501
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4416
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4408
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5542
Total 16867

Gender Back to Top

Male 26530
Female 27230
Total 53760

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 2921
5-7 1710
8-9 1133
10-14 3114
15 660
16-17 1314
18-19 1149
20-24 2851
25-29 3210
30-44 10819
45-59 11413
60-64 3770
65-74 5297
75-84 3109
85-89 844
90+ 446
Total 53760

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 13195
Married 21887
Divorced 4473
Separated 1089
Widowed 3452
Same Sex 126
Total 44222

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 22378
Good 18777
Fair 8747
Bad 3070
Very Bad 788
Total 53760

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) 7734
Apprenticeship 1649
2+ A Levels 5279
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7230
1-4 GCSEs 6603
No GCSEs 13845
Other 1882
Total 44222

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 52807
Mixed Ethnicity 364
Indian 156
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 107
Other Asian 121
Black African 86
Black Caribbean 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 39
Total 53760

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 51299
Wales 236
Scotland 478
Northern Ireland 119
Republic of Ireland 160
European Union 780
Other 688
Total 53760

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38279
Republic of Ireland 119
Europe (including European Union) 602
African Countries 93
Middle East or Asia 143
North America or Caribbean 58
Central America 2
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 24
None 14539

Religion Back to Top

Christian 32801
No Religion 16594
Buddhist 91
Hindu 63
Jewish 28
Muslim 84
Sikh 67
Other Religion 237
Not Stated 3795
Total 53760

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 16215
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5552
Self Employed 3243
Unemployed 1789
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2087
Retired 6563
Looking After Home or Family 1659
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2062
Other 653
Total 39823

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 152
Mining/Quarrying 92
Manufacturing 5218
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 130
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 224
Construction 2267
RetailInc. Wholesale 4685
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1383
Accommodation and Food 1151
Information and Communication 445
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 367
Real Estate 334
Professional, Scientific and Technical 995
Administration 1002
Public Administration and Defence 1269
Education 1960
HealthInc. Social Work 2896
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1041
Total 25611