Information about the DL17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DL17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DL17 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 1557
Semi-Detached 3775
Terraced 4139
Flat (Purpose-Built) 228
Flat (Converted) 41
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 9822

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2617
Owned with Mortgage 3010
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 1502
Rented: Other Social 769
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1184
Rented: Other 112
Rent Free 92
Total 9299

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 3167
Two People 3304
Three People 1423
Four People 1040
Five People 249
Six People 88
Seven People 19
8+ People 9
Total 9299

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 720
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1617
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1706
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2530
Total 6573

Gender Back to Top

Male 9953
Female 10416
Total 20369

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 1092
5-7 637
8-9 411
10-14 1097
15 217
16-17 518
18-19 503
20-24 1128
25-29 1133
30-44 3753
45-59 4442
60-64 1489
65-74 2194
75-84 1281
85-89 298
90+ 176
Total 20369

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 5049
Married 8069
Divorced 1804
Separated 498
Widowed 1456
Same Sex 39
Total 16915

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 7793
Good 6954
Fair 3692
Bad 1506
Very Bad 424
Total 20369

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) 2669
Apprenticeship 840
2+ A Levels 2091
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2821
1-4 GCSEs 2378
No GCSEs 5397
Other 719
Total 16915

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20146
Mixed Ethnicity 95
Indian 25
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 28
Other Asian 17
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 18
Total 20369

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19612
Wales 67
Scotland 278
Northern Ireland 33
Republic of Ireland 31
European Union 160
Other 188
Total 20369

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14573
Republic of Ireland 31
Europe (including European Union) 89
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 32
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 5629

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14970
No Religion 4050
Buddhist 32
Hindu 14
Jewish 2
Muslim 33
Sikh 19
Other Religion 53
Not Stated 1196
Total 20369

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 5787
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1920
Self Employed 910
Unemployed 765
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 841
Retired 2767
Looking After Home or Family 648
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1183
Other 339
Total 15160

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 84
Mining/Quarrying 51
Manufacturing 1501
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 102
Construction 839
RetailInc. Wholesale 1269
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 468
Accommodation and Food 488
Information and Communication 147
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 163
Real Estate 110
Professional, Scientific and Technical 306
Administration 354
Public Administration and Defence 599
Education 709
HealthInc. Social Work 1230
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 367
Total 8837