Information about the DY5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DY5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DY5 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 4103
Semi-Detached 9692
Terraced 2766
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2231
Flat (Converted) 280
Residence in Commercial Building 291
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 19377

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5287
Owned with Mortgage 6505
Shared Ownership 169
Rented: From Council 4035
Rented: Other Social 337
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1881
Rented: Other 181
Rent Free 339
Total 18734

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 5132
Two People 6273
Three People 3369
Four People 2621
Five People 915
Six People 313
Seven People 74
8+ People 37
Total 18734

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 1657
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3830
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4145
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4652
Total 14284

Gender Back to Top

Male 22668
Female 23042
Total 45710

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 3104
5-7 1701
8-9 1066
10-14 2750
15 604
16-17 1225
18-19 1168
20-24 3036
25-29 3264
30-44 9513
45-59 8940
60-64 2706
65-74 3811
75-84 2166
85-89 479
90+ 177
Total 45710

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 12533
Married 17339
Divorced 3299
Separated 977
Widowed 2307
Same Sex 30
Total 36485

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 19319
Good 16412
Fair 6984
Bad 2356
Very Bad 639
Total 45710

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) 5164
Apprenticeship 1240
2+ A Levels 4317
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6377
1-4 GCSEs 5889
No GCSEs 11778
Other 1720
Total 36485

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42311
Mixed Ethnicity 765
Indian 526
Pakistani 1174
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 145
Other Asian 206
Black African 205
Black Caribbean 166
Other Black/African/Caribbean 66
Other 127
Total 45710

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 43246
Wales 231
Scotland 193
Northern Ireland 66
Republic of Ireland 82
European Union 407
Other 1485
Total 45710

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32525
Republic of Ireland 62
Europe (including European Union) 366
African Countries 120
Middle East or Asia 354
North America or Caribbean 31
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 12328

Religion Back to Top

Christian 29146
No Religion 11614
Buddhist 92
Hindu 215
Jewish 7
Muslim 1338
Sikh 318
Other Religion 126
Not Stated 2854
Total 45710

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 13204
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5263
Self Employed 2308
Unemployed 2011
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2204
Retired 4555
Looking After Home or Family 1714
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1634
Other 770
Total 33663

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 10
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 3515
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 212
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 202
Construction 1939
RetailInc. Wholesale 4341
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1011
Accommodation and Food 981
Information and Communication 418
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 553
Real Estate 204
Professional, Scientific and Technical 742
Administration 1028
Public Administration and Defence 1212
Education 1534
HealthInc. Social Work 2709
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 769
Total 21388