Information about the EH21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH21 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 1130
Semi-Detached 2591
Terraced 2737
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4762
Flat (Converted) 186
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 11475

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2840
Owned with Mortgage 4099
Shared Ownership 94
Rented: From Council 2269
Rented: Other Social 514
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1103
Rented: Other 105
Rent Free 122
Total 11146

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 3810
Two People 3703
Three People 1807
Four People 1385
Five People 351
Six People 66
Seven People 13
8+ People 11
Total 11146

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 1381
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2889
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1928
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2165
Total 8363

Gender Back to Top

Male 11998
Female 13721
Total 25719

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 1449
5-7 759
8-9 446
10-14 1419
15 347
16-17 718
18-19 1057
20-24 1882
25-29 1524
30-44 5059
45-59 5447
60-64 1547
65-74 2050
75-84 1464
85-89 379
90+ 172
Total 25719

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 7978
Married 9091
Divorced 1868
Separated 670
Widowed 1661
Same Sex 31
Total 21299

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 13694
Good 7582
Fair 3152
Bad 990
Very Bad 301
Total 25719

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) 4761
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1846
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3362
1-4 GCSEs 5523
No GCSEs 5807
Total 21299

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24993
Mixed Ethnicity 99
Indian 150
Pakistani 137
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 100
Other Asian 53
Black African 89
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 14
Total 25688

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1796
Wales 94
Scotland 21780
Northern Ireland 193
Republic of Ireland 191
European Union 762
Other 903
Total 25719

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2980
Other Christian 9627
No Religion 10964
Buddhist 66
Hindu 81
Jewish 16
Muslim 181
Sikh 40
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 1692
Total 25,719

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 7588
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2848
Self Employed 1347
Unemployed 888
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2311
Retired 2530
Looking After Home or Family 584
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 856
Other 332
Total 19284

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 85
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 622
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 127
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 88
Construction 1008
RetailInc. Wholesale 2029
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 613
Accommodation and Food 758
Information and Communication 256
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1009
Real Estate 158
Professional, Scientific and Technical 664
Administration 474
Public Administration and Defence 948
Education 990
HealthInc. Social Work 1905
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 723
Total 12480