Information about the EH55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH55 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 909
Semi-Detached 864
Terraced 1227
Flat (Purpose-Built) 862
Flat (Converted) 30
Residence in Commercial Building 38
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 3961

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 957
Owned with Mortgage 1289
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 831
Rented: Other Social 368
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 298
Rented: Other 44
Rent Free 59
Total 3854

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 1120
Two People 1340
Three People 657
Four People 508
Five People 172
Six People 42
Seven People 10
8+ People 5
Total 3854

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 389
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 821
C2 - Skilled manual workers 758
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 942
Total 2910

Gender Back to Top

Male 4931
Female 4682
Total 9613

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
0-4 538
5-7 342
8-9 238
10-14 586
15 124
16-17 220
18-19 227
20-24 627
25-29 626
30-44 2030
45-59 2034
60-64 621
65-74 804
75-84 460
85-89 99
90+ 37
Total 9613

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 2722
Married 3630
Divorced 606
Separated 291
Widowed 525
Same Sex 11
Total 7785

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 4867
Good 2828
Fair 1291
Bad 479
Very Bad 148
Total 9613

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) 1361
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 656
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1032
1-4 GCSEs 2252
No GCSEs 2484
Total 7785

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9465
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 21
Pakistani 48
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 26
Other Asian 4
Black African 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 3
Total 9613

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 586
Wales 26
Scotland 8614
Northern Ireland 46
Republic of Ireland 26
European Union 148
Other 167
Total 9613

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 1685
Other Christian 3486
No Religion 3787
Buddhist 19
Hindu 3
Jewish 2
Muslim 60
Sikh 9
Other Religion 29
Not Stated 533
Total 9,613

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 2765
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 885
Self Employed 537
Unemployed 356
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 395
Retired 990
Looking After Home or Family 266
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 469
Other 526
Total 7189

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 95
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 508
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 32
Construction 424
RetailInc. Wholesale 698
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 241
Accommodation and Food 168
Information and Communication 184
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 207
Real Estate 45
Professional, Scientific and Technical 139
Administration 242
Public Administration and Defence 285
Education 304
HealthInc. Social Work 518
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 203
Total 4315