Information about the DG12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DG12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DG12 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 1748
Semi-Detached 1795
Terraced 1953
Flat (Purpose-Built) 540
Flat (Converted) 51
Residence in Commercial Building 24
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 6115

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2107
Owned with Mortgage 1719
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 1346
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 543
Rented: Other 75
Rent Free 112
Total 5919

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 1908
Two People 2113
Three People 881
Four People 716
Five People 241
Six People 47
Seven People 8
8+ People 5
Total 5919

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 426
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 979
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1216
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1415
Total 4036

Gender Back to Top

Male 6452
Female 6867
Total 13319

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
0-4 756
5-7 424
8-9 250
10-14 755
15 178
16-17 294
18-19 261
20-24 723
25-29 670
30-44 2337
45-59 2998
60-64 909
65-74 1517
75-84 936
85-89 226
90+ 85
Total 13319

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 3038
Married 5586
Divorced 1037
Separated 291
Widowed 992
Same Sex 12
Total 10956

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 6402
Good 4247
Fair 1879
Bad 612
Very Bad 179
Total 13319

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) 1886
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 807
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1404
1-4 GCSEs 2939
No GCSEs 3920
Total 10956

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13212
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 28
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 19
Other Asian 14
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 2
Total 13314

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2365
Wales 34
Scotland 10360
Northern Ireland 73
Republic of Ireland 24
European Union 307
Other 156
Total 13319

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 915
Other Christian 6610
No Religion 4606
Buddhist 24
Hindu 8
Jewish 3
Muslim 29
Sikh 18
Other Religion 29
Not Stated 1077
Total 13,319

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 3734
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1547
Self Employed 755
Unemployed 413
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 442
Retired 1858
Looking After Home or Family 331
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 486
Other 143
Total 9709

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 361
Mining/Quarrying 24
Manufacturing 983
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 145
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 116
Construction 502
RetailInc. Wholesale 901
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 312
Accommodation and Food 376
Information and Communication 55
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 78
Real Estate 77
Professional, Scientific and Technical 191
Administration 179
Public Administration and Defence 438
Education 365
HealthInc. Social Work 858
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 229
Total 6190