Information about the EH5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH5 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 351
Semi-Detached 1033
Terraced 1198
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7148
Flat (Converted) 261
Residence in Commercial Building 22
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 10014

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2357
Owned with Mortgage 3167
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 1737
Rented: Other Social 589
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1639
Rented: Other 115
Rent Free 75
Total 9722

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 3693
Two People 3246
Three People 1511
Four People 968
Five People 241
Six People 47
Seven People 12
8+ People 4
Total 9722

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 1987
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2399
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1142
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2112
Total 7640

Gender Back to Top

Male 9844
Female 10682
Total 20526

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 1537
5-7 657
8-9 371
10-14 1028
15 190
16-17 401
18-19 454
20-24 1352
25-29 1831
30-44 4841
45-59 3894
60-64 1022
65-74 1486
75-84 1051
85-89 265
90+ 146
Total 20526

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 6822
Married 6741
Divorced 1492
Separated 505
Widowed 1116
Same Sex 67
Total 16743

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 11344
Good 5972
Fair 2243
Bad 702
Very Bad 265
Total 20526

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) 6077
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1386
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1995
1-4 GCSEs 3599
No GCSEs 3686
Total 16743

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19089
Mixed Ethnicity 160
Indian 204
Pakistani 122
Bangladeshi 67
Chinese 226
Other Asian 169
Black African 268
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 40
Other 31
Total 20396

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1943
Wales 93
Scotland 15461
Northern Ireland 196
Republic of Ireland 110
European Union 1315
Other 1408
Total 20526

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2591
Other Christian 6313
No Religion 9259
Buddhist 66
Hindu 113
Jewish 27
Muslim 492
Sikh 54
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 1539
Total 20,526

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 6465
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2010
Self Employed 1283
Unemployed 757
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1249
Retired 1793
Looking After Home or Family 686
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 720
Other 318
Total 15281

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 47
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 413
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 111
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 518
RetailInc. Wholesale 1305
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 440
Accommodation and Food 742
Information and Communication 343
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1048
Real Estate 138
Professional, Scientific and Technical 818
Administration 505
Public Administration and Defence 646
Education 883
HealthInc. Social Work 1547
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 605
Total 10201