Information about the DG5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DG5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DG5 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 1183
Semi-Detached 683
Terraced 674
Flat (Purpose-Built) 251
Flat (Converted) 48
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 2879

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1147
Owned with Mortgage 640
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 434
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 236
Rented: Other 44
Rent Free 54
Total 2566

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 894
Two People 1014
Three People 326
Four People 254
Five People 58
Six People 18
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 2566

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 211
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 423
C2 - Skilled manual workers 508
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 473
Total 1615

Gender Back to Top

Male 2574
Female 2815
Total 5389

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
0-4 237
5-7 159
8-9 87
10-14 278
15 47
16-17 125
18-19 87
20-24 198
25-29 237
30-44 840
45-59 1182
60-64 472
65-74 700
75-84 537
85-89 142
90+ 61
Total 5389

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 1132
Married 2399
Divorced 412
Separated 119
Widowed 504
Same Sex 15
Total 4581

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 2554
Good 1787
Fair 757
Bad 231
Very Bad 60
Total 5389

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) 1083
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 343
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 604
1-4 GCSEs 1112
No GCSEs 1439
Total 4581

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5350
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 6
Pakistani 3
Chinese 10
Other Asian 6
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 2
Total 5386

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1187
Wales 25
Scotland 3999
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 43
Other 73
Total 5389

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 423
Other Christian 2766
No Religion 1674
Buddhist 12
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 17
Not Stated 484
Total 5,389

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 1250
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 618
Self Employed 447
Unemployed 168
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 171
Retired 862
Looking After Home or Family 111
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 160
Other 54
Total 3841

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 245
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 133
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 10
Construction 237
RetailInc. Wholesale 377
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 116
Accommodation and Food 174
Information and Communication 28
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 27
Real Estate 31
Professional, Scientific and Technical 81
Administration 92
Public Administration and Defence 143
Education 166
HealthInc. Social Work 377
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 106
Total 2360