Information about the DE56 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DE56. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DE56 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 8355
Semi-Detached 6004
Terraced 3454
Flat (Purpose-Built) 951
Flat (Converted) 204
Residence in Commercial Building 197
Caravan/Park/Temporary 59
Total 19224

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7678
Owned with Mortgage 6869
Shared Ownership 97
Rented: From Council 547
Rented: Other Social 762
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1915
Rented: Other 192
Rent Free 219
Total 18279

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 4965
Two People 7239
Three People 2723
Four People 2463
Five People 681
Six People 174
Seven People 24
8+ People 10
Total 18279

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 3869
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3724
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2843
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2500
Total 12936

Gender Back to Top

Male 21000
Female 21665
Total 42665

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 2078
5-7 1279
8-9 927
10-14 2610
15 540
16-17 1145
18-19 878
20-24 1785
25-29 1942
30-44 8387
45-59 9515
60-64 3241
65-74 4451
75-84 2732
85-89 738
90+ 417
Total 42665

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 9254
Married 19011
Divorced 3380
Separated 756
Widowed 2697
Same Sex 133
Total 35231

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 20261
Good 14614
Fair 5640
Bad 1716
Very Bad 434
Total 42665

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) 11416
Apprenticeship 1678
2+ A Levels 4304
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5130
1-4 GCSEs 4139
No GCSEs 7403
Other 1161
Total 35231

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 41718
Mixed Ethnicity 443
Indian 192
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 68
Other Asian 91
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 43
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 59
Total 42665

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 40281
Wales 338
Scotland 526
Northern Ireland 109
Republic of Ireland 122
European Union 471
Other 818
Total 42665

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 33929
Republic of Ireland 127
Europe (including European Union) 327
African Countries 44
Middle East or Asia 136
North America or Caribbean 107
Central America 1
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 70
None 8098

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27279
No Religion 11610
Buddhist 124
Hindu 65
Jewish 32
Muslim 36
Sikh 47
Other Religion 244
Not Stated 3228
Total 42665

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 12803
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4696
Self Employed 3282
Unemployed 905
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1866
Retired 5580
Looking After Home or Family 1001
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 859
Other 352
Total 31344

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 223
Mining/Quarrying 44
Manufacturing 3580
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 119
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 160
Construction 1781
RetailInc. Wholesale 2895
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 871
Accommodation and Food 944
Information and Communication 627
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 403
Real Estate 239
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1320
Administration 761
Public Administration and Defence 1167
Education 2427
HealthInc. Social Work 2859
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 991
Total 21411