Information about the EH20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH20 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 510
Semi-Detached 902
Terraced 559
Flat (Purpose-Built) 751
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Caravan/Park/Temporary 324
Total 3132

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1123
Owned with Mortgage 1007
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 485
Rented: Other Social 93
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 188
Rented: Other 31
Rent Free 40
Total 2988

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 942
Two People 1121
Three People 439
Four People 333
Five People 128
Six People 18
Seven People 5
8+ People 2
Total 2988

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 308
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 663
C2 - Skilled manual workers 542
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 591
Total 2104

Gender Back to Top

Male 3226
Female 3494
Total 6720

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
0-4 290
5-7 206
8-9 122
10-14 396
15 72
16-17 168
18-19 170
20-24 339
25-29 339
30-44 1234
45-59 1482
60-64 576
65-74 761
75-84 432
85-89 95
90+ 38
Total 6720

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 1688
Married 2747
Divorced 550
Separated 197
Widowed 441
Same Sex 11
Total 5634

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 3383
Good 2060
Fair 852
Bad 331
Very Bad 94
Total 6720

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) 1057
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 462
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 744
1-4 GCSEs 1543
No GCSEs 1828
Total 5634

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6607
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 15
Pakistani 20
Chinese 13
Other Asian 18
Black African 19
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 6717

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 432
Wales 13
Scotland 5967
Northern Ireland 33
Republic of Ireland 24
European Union 105
Other 146
Total 6720

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 762
Other Christian 2798
No Religion 2696
Buddhist 5
Hindu 4
Jewish 2
Muslim 28
Sikh 1
Other Religion 22
Not Stated 402
Total 6,720

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 2043
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 745
Self Employed 405
Unemployed 205
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 304
Retired 918
Looking After Home or Family 151
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 226
Other 72
Total 5069

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 198
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 33
Construction 346
RetailInc. Wholesale 516
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 202
Accommodation and Food 152
Information and Communication 55
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 243
Real Estate 36
Professional, Scientific and Technical 181
Administration 140
Public Administration and Defence 206
Education 268
HealthInc. Social Work 519
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 166
Total 3304