Information about the EH12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH12 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 2980
Semi-Detached 3845
Terraced 3345
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7124
Flat (Converted) 765
Residence in Commercial Building 56
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 18117

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6743
Owned with Mortgage 6975
Shared Ownership 81
Rented: From Council 315
Rented: Other Social 722
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2396
Rented: Other 197
Rent Free 176
Total 17605

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 5979
Two People 6208
Three People 2579
Four People 2157
Five People 558
Six People 92
Seven People 25
8+ People 7
Total 17605

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 4552
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4756
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1732
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1746
Total 12786

Gender Back to Top

Male 18703
Female 20224
Total 38927

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 2227
5-7 1080
8-9 711
10-14 1922
15 430
16-17 865
18-19 762
20-24 2244
25-29 2525
30-44 7888
45-59 8603
60-64 2411
65-74 3298
75-84 2785
85-89 782
90+ 394
Total 38927

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 10480
Married 16262
Divorced 2324
Separated 815
Widowed 2607
Same Sex 69
Total 32557

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 23151
Good 11081
Fair 3511
Bad 926
Very Bad 258
Total 38927

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) 13208
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 2669
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5027
1-4 GCSEs 6659
No GCSEs 4994
Total 32557

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36951
Mixed Ethnicity 176
Indian 498
Pakistani 329
Bangladeshi 90
Chinese 385
Other Asian 186
Black African 118
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 21
Other 14
Total 38791

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3605
Wales 160
Scotland 31021
Northern Ireland 419
Republic of Ireland 303
European Union 1230
Other 2189
Total 38927

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 3943
Other Christian 15275
No Religion 15810
Buddhist 113
Hindu 389
Jewish 34
Muslim 597
Sikh 45
Other Religion 92
Not Stated 2629
Total 38,927

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 12860
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3769
Self Employed 2626
Unemployed 767
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2414
Retired 4322
Looking After Home or Family 940
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 567
Other 331
Total 28596

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 62
Mining/Quarrying 61
Manufacturing 872
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 133
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 86
Construction 1114
RetailInc. Wholesale 2259
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 929
Accommodation and Food 985
Information and Communication 853
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3278
Real Estate 324
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1614
Administration 645
Public Administration and Defence 1710
Education 1827
HealthInc. Social Work 2382
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1005
Total 20139