Information about the DY2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DY2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DY2 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 1663
Semi-Detached 7154
Terraced 3949
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2047
Flat (Converted) 277
Residence in Commercial Building 129
Caravan/Park/Temporary 26
Total 15245

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3909
Owned with Mortgage 4206
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 3787
Rented: Other Social 548
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1658
Rented: Other 126
Rent Free 319
Total 14605

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 4318
Two People 4473
Three People 2452
Four People 1891
Five People 837
Six People 400
Seven People 139
8+ People 95
Total 14605

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 1047
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2596
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2920
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4475
Total 11038

Gender Back to Top

Male 18215
Female 18688
Total 36903

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 2822
5-7 1614
8-9 993
10-14 2382
15 532
16-17 1019
18-19 932
20-24 2556
25-29 2833
30-44 7553
45-59 6403
60-64 1787
65-74 2938
75-84 1830
85-89 485
90+ 224
Total 36903

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 10314
Married 12781
Divorced 2401
Separated 884
Widowed 2148
Same Sex 32
Total 28560

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 14997
Good 12927
Fair 5985
Bad 2308
Very Bad 686
Total 36903

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) 3770
Apprenticeship 750
2+ A Levels 2926
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4617
1-4 GCSEs 4375
No GCSEs 10471
Other 1651
Total 28560

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27996
Mixed Ethnicity 1296
Indian 1127
Pakistani 4133
Bangladeshi 92
Chinese 87
Other Asian 410
Black African 353
Black Caribbean 997
Other Black/African/Caribbean 193
Other 219
Total 36903

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32560
Wales 148
Scotland 146
Northern Ireland 58
Republic of Ireland 80
European Union 480
Other 3431
Total 36903

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24666
Republic of Ireland 56
Europe (including European Union) 501
African Countries 157
Middle East or Asia 781
North America or Caribbean 103
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 10757

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20404
No Religion 8218
Buddhist 87
Hindu 522
Jewish 3
Muslim 4546
Sikh 611
Other Religion 128
Not Stated 2384
Total 36903

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 9082
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3568
Self Employed 1690
Unemployed 1986
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1949
Retired 3321
Looking After Home or Family 1848
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1733
Other 844
Total 26021

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 2462
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 196
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 155
Construction 1253
RetailInc. Wholesale 2836
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 901
Accommodation and Food 705
Information and Communication 265
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 365
Real Estate 135
Professional, Scientific and Technical 475
Administration 791
Public Administration and Defence 714
Education 1134
HealthInc. Social Work 1828
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 544
Total 14776