Information about the DG16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DG16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DG16 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 692
Semi-Detached 667
Terraced 501
Flat (Purpose-Built) 68
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 13
Caravan/Park/Temporary 44
Total 1989

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 776
Owned with Mortgage 597
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 312
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 146
Rented: Other 35
Rent Free 51
Total 1925

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 557
Two People 728
Three People 304
Four People 223
Five People 75
Six People 26
Seven People 6
8+ People 6
Total 1925

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 101
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 277
C2 - Skilled manual workers 449
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 419
Total 1246

Gender Back to Top

Male 2209
Female 2268
Total 4477

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
0-4 221
5-7 134
8-9 93
10-14 236
15 48
16-17 106
18-19 103
20-24 228
25-29 219
30-44 733
45-59 1033
60-64 318
65-74 578
75-84 346
85-89 61
90+ 20
Total 4477

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 1006
Married 1999
Divorced 314
Separated 98
Widowed 328
Same Sex 0
Total 3745

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 2185
Good 1420
Fair 619
Bad 196
Very Bad 57
Total 4477

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) 578
Apprenticeship 19
2+ A Levels 210
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 452
1-4 GCSEs 1001
No GCSEs 1454
Other 31
Total 3745

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4436
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 13
Pakistani 9
Other Asian 8
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 4477

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2137
Wales 17
Scotland 2189
Northern Ireland 17
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 40
Other 69
Total 4477

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 351
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 140

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2529
No Religion 1498
Buddhist 7
Hindu 5
Jewish 0
Muslim 20
Sikh 1
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 413
Total 4477

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 1240
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 515
Self Employed 357
Unemployed 122
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 168
Retired 656
Looking After Home or Family 106
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 123
Other 31
Total 3318

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 189
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 210
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 27
Construction 168
RetailInc. Wholesale 437
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 203
Accommodation and Food 217
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 33
Real Estate 14
Professional, Scientific and Technical 42
Administration 91
Public Administration and Defence 136
Education 103
HealthInc. Social Work 206
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 82
Total 2196