Information about the DH2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DH2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DH2 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 2723
Semi-Detached 6088
Terraced 5180
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1210
Flat (Converted) 112
Residence in Commercial Building 70
Caravan/Park/Temporary 50
Total 15433

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4393
Owned with Mortgage 5924
Shared Ownership 47
Rented: From Council 1302
Rented: Other Social 1900
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1180
Rented: Other 148
Rent Free 129
Total 15023

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 4755
Two People 5242
Three People 2521
Four People 1915
Five People 440
Six People 123
Seven People 20
8+ People 7
Total 15023

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 1882
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3351
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2439
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3143
Total 10815

Gender Back to Top

Male 16468
Female 17399
Total 33867

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 1772
5-7 1045
8-9 709
10-14 1908
15 391
16-17 882
18-19 818
20-24 1785
25-29 1866
30-44 6532
45-59 7764
60-64 2242
65-74 3536
75-84 2004
85-89 425
90+ 188
Total 33867

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 8250
Married 14083
Divorced 2753
Separated 756
Widowed 2151
Same Sex 49
Total 28042

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 14639
Good 11413
Fair 5300
Bad 1982
Very Bad 533
Total 33867

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) 5953
Apprenticeship 1353
2+ A Levels 3480
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4825
1-4 GCSEs 4253
No GCSEs 7192
Other 986
Total 28042

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33375
Mixed Ethnicity 156
Indian 62
Pakistani 43
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 94
Other Asian 50
Black African 26
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 24
Total 33867

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32408
Wales 73
Scotland 520
Northern Ireland 80
Republic of Ireland 44
European Union 317
Other 425
Total 33867

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26930
Republic of Ireland 44
Europe (including European Union) 177
African Countries 33
Middle East or Asia 67
North America or Caribbean 26
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 6647

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24345
No Religion 7371
Buddhist 48
Hindu 18
Jewish 7
Muslim 116
Sikh 39
Other Religion 83
Not Stated 1840
Total 33867

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 10202
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3794
Self Employed 1655
Unemployed 1063
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1676
Retired 4444
Looking After Home or Family 816
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1402
Other 373
Total 25425

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 65
Mining/Quarrying 34
Manufacturing 1862
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 183
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 167
Construction 1318
RetailInc. Wholesale 2807
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 782
Accommodation and Food 858
Information and Communication 337
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 485
Real Estate 221
Professional, Scientific and Technical 620
Administration 686
Public Administration and Defence 1684
Education 1391
HealthInc. Social Work 2027
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 659
Total 16186