Information about the DL6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DL6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DL6 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 3309
Semi-Detached 2581
Terraced 2164
Flat (Purpose-Built) 644
Flat (Converted) 92
Residence in Commercial Building 95
Caravan/Park/Temporary 26
Total 8911

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3274
Owned with Mortgage 2439
Shared Ownership 38
Rented: From Council 116
Rented: Other Social 1398
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1034
Rented: Other 101
Rent Free 153
Total 8553

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 2565
Two People 3280
Three People 1307
Four People 994
Five People 300
Six People 93
Seven People 10
8+ People 4
Total 8553

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 1359
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1769
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1355
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1371
Total 5854

Gender Back to Top

Male 9646
Female 9821
Total 19467

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
0-4 937
5-7 548
8-9 369
10-14 1045
15 217
16-17 463
18-19 496
20-24 1069
25-29 981
30-44 3310
45-59 4397
60-64 1575
65-74 2219
75-84 1350
85-89 316
90+ 175
Total 19467

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 4543
Married 8741
Divorced 1441
Separated 386
Widowed 1227
Same Sex 13
Total 16351

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 8895
Good 6962
Fair 2717
Bad 704
Very Bad 189
Total 19467

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) 4868
Apprenticeship 665
2+ A Levels 1952
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2695
1-4 GCSEs 2142
No GCSEs 3335
Other 694
Total 16351

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19045
Mixed Ethnicity 156
Indian 100
Pakistani 29
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 32
Other Asian 19
Black African 20
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 35
Total 19467

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18006
Wales 128
Scotland 448
Northern Ireland 90
Republic of Ireland 52
European Union 353
Other 390
Total 19467

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15110
Republic of Ireland 49
Europe (including European Union) 196
African Countries 32
Middle East or Asia 89
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 42
None 3987

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13660
No Religion 4280
Buddhist 21
Hindu 22
Jewish 7
Muslim 76
Sikh 0
Other Religion 52
Not Stated 1349
Total 19467

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 5578
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2242
Self Employed 1779
Unemployed 487
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 754
Retired 2530
Looking After Home or Family 418
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 415
Other 307
Total 14510

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 539
Mining/Quarrying 34
Manufacturing 795
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 37
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 67
Construction 725
RetailInc. Wholesale 1619
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 328
Accommodation and Food 542
Information and Communication 228
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 145
Real Estate 160
Professional, Scientific and Technical 516
Administration 321
Public Administration and Defence 1192
Education 783
HealthInc. Social Work 1427
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 436
Total 9894