Information about the DH6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DH6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DH6 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 3170
Semi-Detached 8635
Terraced 4679
Flat (Purpose-Built) 402
Flat (Converted) 54
Residence in Commercial Building 111
Caravan/Park/Temporary 44
Total 17095

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4853
Owned with Mortgage 5870
Shared Ownership 30
Rented: From Council 3080
Rented: Other Social 690
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1512
Rented: Other 170
Rent Free 215
Total 16420

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 5224
Two People 5802
Three People 2623
Four People 1997
Five People 564
Six People 166
Seven People 33
8+ People 11
Total 16420

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 1873
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3211
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2837
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3986
Total 11907

Gender Back to Top

Male 18362
Female 18731
Total 37093

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 2213
5-7 1261
8-9 795
10-14 2042
15 437
16-17 868
18-19 880
20-24 2127
25-29 2350
30-44 7409
45-59 7777
60-64 2402
65-74 3689
75-84 2072
85-89 535
90+ 236
Total 37093

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 9602
Married 14643
Divorced 2814
Separated 819
Widowed 2432
Same Sex 35
Total 30345

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 15438
Good 11929
Fair 6358
Bad 2609
Very Bad 759
Total 37093

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) 6125
Apprenticeship 1242
2+ A Levels 3462
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4742
1-4 GCSEs 4213
No GCSEs 9308
Other 1253
Total 30345

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36421
Mixed Ethnicity 195
Indian 109
Pakistani 60
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 86
Other Asian 113
Black African 19
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 73
Total 37093

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35437
Wales 113
Scotland 411
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 58
European Union 364
Other 624
Total 37093

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27310
Republic of Ireland 64
Europe (including European Union) 281
African Countries 59
Middle East or Asia 215
North America or Caribbean 50
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 33
None 9163

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27290
No Religion 7104
Buddhist 70
Hindu 36
Jewish 10
Muslim 203
Sikh 73
Other Religion 90
Not Stated 2217
Total 37093

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 10843
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3555
Self Employed 1825
Unemployed 1212
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1649
Retired 4655
Looking After Home or Family 1109
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2111
Other 543
Total 27502

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 132
Mining/Quarrying 84
Manufacturing 2082
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 264
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 210
Construction 1506
RetailInc. Wholesale 2374
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 770
Accommodation and Food 846
Information and Communication 318
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 390
Real Estate 184
Professional, Scientific and Technical 581
Administration 716
Public Administration and Defence 1514
Education 1880
HealthInc. Social Work 2130
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 668
Total 16649