Information about the EH16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH16 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 1480
Semi-Detached 2673
Terraced 2707
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5868
Flat (Converted) 399
Residence in Commercial Building 34
Caravan/Park/Temporary 45
Total 13206

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3307
Owned with Mortgage 3790
Shared Ownership 96
Rented: From Council 1881
Rented: Other Social 1763
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1737
Rented: Other 198
Rent Free 173
Total 12945

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 4931
Two People 4052
Three People 1930
Four People 1348
Five People 540
Six People 106
Seven People 20
8+ People 18
Total 12945

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 2094
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3290
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1564
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2959
Total 9907

Gender Back to Top

Male 14443
Female 15875
Total 30318

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 1870
5-7 926
8-9 553
10-14 1459
15 308
16-17 636
18-19 2078
20-24 2790
25-29 2210
30-44 5511
45-59 5583
60-64 1794
65-74 2148
75-84 1663
85-89 503
90+ 286
Total 30318

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 11253
Married 9298
Divorced 1914
Separated 746
Widowed 1926
Same Sex 65
Total 25202

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 16285
Good 8695
Fair 3615
Bad 1296
Very Bad 427
Total 30318

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) 7827
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1638
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4348
1-4 GCSEs 5458
No GCSEs 5931
Total 25202

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26785
Mixed Ethnicity 273
Indian 458
Pakistani 609
Bangladeshi 104
Chinese 799
Other Asian 472
Black African 351
Black Caribbean 41
Other Black/African/Caribbean 36
Other 30
Total 29958

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3290
Wales 122
Scotland 21510
Northern Ireland 339
Republic of Ireland 205
European Union 1593
Other 3259
Total 30318

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 4322
Other Christian 8827
No Religion 12980
Buddhist 165
Hindu 204
Jewish 74
Muslim 1342
Sikh 66
Other Religion 104
Not Stated 2234
Total 30,318

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 7427
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2592
Self Employed 1467
Unemployed 1006
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4631
Retired 2773
Looking After Home or Family 1073
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1244
Other 537
Total 22750

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 26
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 390
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 45
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 77
Construction 792
RetailInc. Wholesale 1579
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 502
Accommodation and Food 1092
Information and Communication 321
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1022
Real Estate 143
Professional, Scientific and Technical 829
Administration 607
Public Administration and Defence 765
Education 1459
HealthInc. Social Work 2120
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 672
Total 12463