Information about the EH17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH17 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 1232
Semi-Detached 2615
Terraced 2056
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2317
Flat (Converted) 56
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 8312

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1830
Owned with Mortgage 2964
Shared Ownership 35
Rented: From Council 1462
Rented: Other Social 1012
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 727
Rented: Other 75
Rent Free 72
Total 8177

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 2750
Two People 2613
Three People 1380
Four People 954
Five People 346
Six People 77
Seven People 31
8+ People 26
Total 8177

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 920
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1899
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1383
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2114
Total 6316

Gender Back to Top

Male 8966
Female 9805
Total 18771

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 1330
5-7 677
8-9 396
10-14 1199
15 256
16-17 438
18-19 461
20-24 1127
25-29 1253
30-44 3914
45-59 3813
60-64 1195
65-74 1513
75-84 883
85-89 219
90+ 97
Total 18771

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 5412
Married 6376
Divorced 1436
Separated 555
Widowed 1099
Same Sex 35
Total 14913

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 9595
Good 5705
Fair 2309
Bad 887
Very Bad 275
Total 18771

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) 3338
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1117
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1837
1-4 GCSEs 4176
No GCSEs 4445
Total 14913

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16972
Mixed Ethnicity 99
Indian 250
Pakistani 325
Bangladeshi 36
Chinese 347
Other Asian 298
Black African 195
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 6
Total 18555

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1160
Wales 49
Scotland 15352
Northern Ireland 100
Republic of Ireland 93
European Union 666
Other 1351
Total 18771

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2564
Other Christian 5511
No Religion 8532
Buddhist 45
Hindu 69
Jewish 5
Muslim 697
Sikh 50
Other Religion 59
Not Stated 1239
Total 18,771

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 5170
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1927
Self Employed 987
Unemployed 779
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1065
Retired 1901
Looking After Home or Family 702
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 836
Other 347
Total 13714

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 24
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 276
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 45
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 86
Construction 709
RetailInc. Wholesale 1223
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 517
Accommodation and Food 582
Information and Communication 158
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 662
Real Estate 90
Professional, Scientific and Technical 386
Administration 399
Public Administration and Defence 475
Education 648
HealthInc. Social Work 1652
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 464
Total 8410