Information about the DL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DL2 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 4236
Semi-Detached 3036
Terraced 2152
Flat (Purpose-Built) 521
Flat (Converted) 91
Residence in Commercial Building 102
Caravan/Park/Temporary 18
Total 10156

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3587
Owned with Mortgage 3402
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 538
Rented: Other Social 321
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1367
Rented: Other 234
Rent Free 184
Total 9676

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 2583
Two People 3863
Three People 1523
Four People 1226
Five People 361
Six People 92
Seven People 25
8+ People 3
Total 9676

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 1984
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2264
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1478
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1092
Total 6818

Gender Back to Top

Male 11093
Female 11536
Total 22629

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 1233
5-7 791
8-9 496
10-14 1240
15 298
16-17 565
18-19 410
20-24 964
25-29 1049
30-44 4364
45-59 5065
60-64 1755
65-74 2513
75-84 1368
85-89 362
90+ 156
Total 22629

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 4529
Married 10600
Divorced 1701
Separated 381
Widowed 1336
Same Sex 24
Total 18571

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 11188
Good 7696
Fair 2857
Bad 688
Very Bad 200
Total 22629

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) 6247
Apprenticeship 816
2+ A Levels 2333
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2918
1-4 GCSEs 2142
No GCSEs 3430
Other 685
Total 18571

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22165
Mixed Ethnicity 165
Indian 71
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 41
Other Asian 62
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 35
Total 22629

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20958
Wales 168
Scotland 598
Northern Ireland 81
Republic of Ireland 61
European Union 306
Other 457
Total 22629

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18814
Republic of Ireland 64
Europe (including European Union) 150
African Countries 41
Middle East or Asia 64
North America or Caribbean 61
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 46
None 3490

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16266
No Religion 4650
Buddhist 45
Hindu 29
Jewish 6
Muslim 95
Sikh 30
Other Religion 61
Not Stated 1447
Total 22629

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 6481
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2226
Self Employed 2240
Unemployed 464
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 956
Retired 3027
Looking After Home or Family 526
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 536
Other 229
Total 16685

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 517
Mining/Quarrying 53
Manufacturing 1062
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 39
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 76
Construction 844
RetailInc. Wholesale 1423
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 442
Accommodation and Food 605
Information and Communication 371
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 338
Real Estate 154
Professional, Scientific and Technical 746
Administration 396
Public Administration and Defence 993
Education 1190
HealthInc. Social Work 1528
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 506
Total 11283