Information about the EH42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH42 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 1503
Semi-Detached 1367
Terraced 679
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1010
Flat (Converted) 124
Residence in Commercial Building 52
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 4747

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1330
Owned with Mortgage 1603
Shared Ownership 18
Rented: From Council 744
Rented: Other Social 240
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 452
Rented: Other 51
Rent Free 68
Total 4506

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 1316
Two People 1567
Three People 699
Four People 656
Five People 207
Six People 46
Seven People 9
8+ People 6
Total 4506

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 781
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 947
C2 - Skilled manual workers 836
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 759
Total 3323

Gender Back to Top

Male 5194
Female 5616
Total 10810

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
0-4 682
5-7 454
8-9 280
10-14 715
15 125
16-17 283
18-19 223
20-24 498
25-29 448
30-44 2174
45-59 2421
60-64 714
65-74 960
75-84 610
85-89 138
90+ 85
Total 10810

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 2393
Married 4571
Divorced 702
Separated 261
Widowed 613
Same Sex 14
Total 8554

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 6029
Good 3180
Fair 1158
Bad 340
Very Bad 103
Total 10810

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) 2543
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 750
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1178
1-4 GCSEs 2038
No GCSEs 2045
Total 8554

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10652
Mixed Ethnicity 37
Indian 17
Pakistani 25
Chinese 18
Other Asian 25
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 4
Total 10809

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1443
Wales 51
Scotland 8658
Northern Ireland 85
Republic of Ireland 56
European Union 201
Other 316
Total 10810

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 810
Other Christian 4796
No Religion 4298
Buddhist 14
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 39
Sikh 6
Other Religion 37
Not Stated 802
Total 10,810

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 3003
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1263
Self Employed 820
Unemployed 330
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 412
Retired 1216
Looking After Home or Family 278
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 282
Other 117
Total 7721

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 200
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 435
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 243
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 31
Construction 406
RetailInc. Wholesale 607
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 179
Accommodation and Food 280
Information and Communication 96
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 293
Real Estate 61
Professional, Scientific and Technical 314
Administration 180
Public Administration and Defence 327
Education 462
HealthInc. Social Work 780
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 281
Total 5198