Information about the DN21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DN21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DN21 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 6486
Semi-Detached 5352
Terraced 4350
Flat (Purpose-Built) 983
Flat (Converted) 148
Residence in Commercial Building 131
Caravan/Park/Temporary 70
Total 17520

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5293
Owned with Mortgage 5600
Shared Ownership 161
Rented: From Council 681
Rented: Other Social 1844
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2399
Rented: Other 293
Rent Free 236
Total 16507

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 4821
Two People 6262
Three People 2600
Four People 1913
Five People 640
Six People 204
Seven People 37
8+ People 30
Total 16507

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 1854
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3164
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3320
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3618
Total 11956

Gender Back to Top

Male 18780
Female 19595
Total 38375

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 2196
5-7 1225
8-9 784
10-14 2362
15 552
16-17 985
18-19 948
20-24 2105
25-29 2041
30-44 7126
45-59 8348
60-64 2780
65-74 3919
75-84 2228
85-89 489
90+ 287
Total 38375

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 9042
Married 15694
Divorced 3283
Separated 811
Widowed 2376
Same Sex 50
Total 31256

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 16538
Good 13844
Fair 5761
Bad 1779
Very Bad 453
Total 38375

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) 6381
Apprenticeship 1802
2+ A Levels 3723
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5412
1-4 GCSEs 4772
No GCSEs 7735
Other 1431
Total 31256

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 37621
Mixed Ethnicity 274
Indian 154
Pakistani 22
Chinese 71
Other Asian 105
Black African 51
Black Caribbean 46
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 22
Total 38375

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35640
Wales 292
Scotland 699
Northern Ireland 150
Republic of Ireland 141
European Union 730
Other 723
Total 38375

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26784
Republic of Ireland 100
Europe (including European Union) 442
African Countries 62
Middle East or Asia 165
North America or Caribbean 54
Central America 7
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 33
None 10836

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26191
No Religion 9117
Buddhist 62
Hindu 54
Jewish 11
Muslim 88
Sikh 52
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 2673
Total 38375

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 10583
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4308
Self Employed 2484
Unemployed 1473
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1556
Retired 4637
Looking After Home or Family 1295
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1428
Other 488
Total 28252

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 590
Mining/Quarrying 49
Manufacturing 2422
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 294
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 194
Construction 1577
RetailInc. Wholesale 2967
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 822
Accommodation and Food 826
Information and Communication 241
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 262
Real Estate 188
Professional, Scientific and Technical 716
Administration 682
Public Administration and Defence 1221
Education 1651
HealthInc. Social Work 2409
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 739
Total 17850