Information about the DY6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DY6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DY6 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 4691
Semi-Detached 6391
Terraced 1194
Flat (Purpose-Built) 500
Flat (Converted) 120
Residence in Commercial Building 111
Caravan/Park/Temporary 151
Total 13158

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6176
Owned with Mortgage 4840
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 815
Rented: Other Social 92
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 714
Rented: Other 80
Rent Free 144
Total 12897

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 3153
Two People 5077
Three People 2116
Four People 1909
Five People 498
Six People 117
Seven People 15
8+ People 12
Total 12897

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 1966
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2859
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2102
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1414
Total 8341

Gender Back to Top

Male 15195
Female 15859
Total 31054

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 1339
5-7 945
8-9 634
10-14 1757
15 404
16-17 761
18-19 683
20-24 1489
25-29 1286
30-44 5621
45-59 6414
60-64 2482
65-74 4047
75-84 2359
85-89 535
90+ 298
Total 31054

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 6469
Married 14988
Divorced 1829
Separated 461
Widowed 2207
Same Sex 21
Total 25975

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 13397
Good 11330
Fair 4564
Bad 1356
Very Bad 407
Total 31054

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) 6029
Apprenticeship 1121
2+ A Levels 3326
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4379
1-4 GCSEs 3410
No GCSEs 6674
Other 1036
Total 25975

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30161
Mixed Ethnicity 306
Indian 209
Pakistani 65
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 50
Other Asian 87
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 61
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 68
Total 31054

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29941
Wales 244
Scotland 164
Northern Ireland 44
Republic of Ireland 81
European Union 143
Other 437
Total 31054

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25159
Republic of Ireland 60
Europe (including European Union) 87
African Countries 47
Middle East or Asia 92
North America or Caribbean 34
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 24
None 5641

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22834
No Religion 5807
Buddhist 62
Hindu 88
Jewish 7
Muslim 117
Sikh 112
Other Religion 85
Not Stated 1942
Total 31054

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 8871
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3623
Self Employed 1923
Unemployed 746
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1387
Retired 4735
Looking After Home or Family 627
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 609
Other 262
Total 22783

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 31
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 2033
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 259
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 129
Construction 1396
RetailInc. Wholesale 2488
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 467
Accommodation and Food 507
Information and Communication 399
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 437
Real Estate 187
Professional, Scientific and Technical 729
Administration 514
Public Administration and Defence 1054
Education 1734
HealthInc. Social Work 1945
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 603
Total 14920