Information about the EH26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH26 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 1630
Semi-Detached 2504
Terraced 2100
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1136
Flat (Converted) 59
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 7462

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2335
Owned with Mortgage 2812
Shared Ownership 24
Rented: From Council 1024
Rented: Other Social 383
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 452
Rented: Other 171
Rent Free 79
Total 7280

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 1898
Two People 2695
Three People 1253
Four People 1055
Five People 303
Six People 54
Seven People 17
8+ People 5
Total 7280

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 996
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1905
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1277
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1130
Total 5308

Gender Back to Top

Male 8499
Female 9018
Total 17517

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
0-4 953
5-7 546
8-9 378
10-14 1016
15 232
16-17 436
18-19 443
20-24 993
25-29 926
30-44 3376
45-59 3837
60-64 1358
65-74 1772
75-84 968
85-89 189
90+ 94
Total 17517

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 4147
Married 7742
Divorced 1109
Separated 381
Widowed 992
Same Sex 21
Total 14392

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 9650
Good 5355
Fair 1872
Bad 505
Very Bad 135
Total 17517

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) 3624
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1307
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2400
1-4 GCSEs 3725
No GCSEs 3336
Total 14392

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17251
Mixed Ethnicity 49
Indian 19
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 21
Other Asian 28
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 13
Total 17496

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1523
Wales 52
Scotland 15073
Northern Ireland 130
Republic of Ireland 41
European Union 288
Other 410
Total 17517

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 1365
Other Christian 6798
No Religion 8089
Buddhist 17
Hindu 13
Jewish 8
Muslim 58
Sikh 0
Other Religion 59
Not Stated 1110
Total 17,517

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 5516
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2060
Self Employed 1037
Unemployed 499
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 844
Retired 2196
Looking After Home or Family 409
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 390
Other 190
Total 13141

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 136
Mining/Quarrying 33
Manufacturing 433
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 64
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 64
Construction 647
RetailInc. Wholesale 1393
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 394
Accommodation and Food 428
Information and Communication 185
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 649
Real Estate 105
Professional, Scientific and Technical 574
Administration 364
Public Administration and Defence 895
Education 802
HealthInc. Social Work 1269
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 483
Total 8918