Information about the EH6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH6 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 327
Semi-Detached 759
Terraced 2110
Flat (Purpose-Built) 17872
Flat (Converted) 643
Residence in Commercial Building 117
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 21838

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3479
Owned with Mortgage 6851
Shared Ownership 258
Rented: From Council 1141
Rented: Other Social 2775
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5857
Rented: Other 425
Rent Free 181
Total 20967

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 9601
Two People 7167
Three People 2474
Four People 1252
Five People 359
Six People 74
Seven People 22
8+ People 18
Total 20967

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 5224
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6523
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2332
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3971
Total 18050

Gender Back to Top

Male 19747
Female 19610
Total 39357

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 2274
5-7 784
8-9 481
10-14 1181
15 260
16-17 491
18-19 716
20-24 3339
25-29 5601
30-44 11954
45-59 6557
60-64 1594
65-74 2133
75-84 1396
85-89 397
90+ 199
Total 39357

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 18341
Married 10108
Divorced 3032
Separated 1059
Widowed 1633
Same Sex 204
Total 34377

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 21829
Good 11817
Fair 4010
Bad 1275
Very Bad 426
Total 39357

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) 15396
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 3127
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4161
1-4 GCSEs 5976
No GCSEs 5717
Total 34377

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35877
Mixed Ethnicity 437
Indian 758
Pakistani 598
Bangladeshi 124
Chinese 437
Other Asian 404
Black African 360
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 66
Other 61
Total 39161

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4843
Wales 186
Scotland 26239
Northern Ireland 592
Republic of Ireland 473
European Union 3479
Other 3545
Total 39357

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 5842
Other Christian 9468
No Religion 19048
Buddhist 224
Hindu 451
Jewish 58
Muslim 1074
Sikh 220
Other Religion 189
Not Stated 2783
Total 39,357

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 16100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3443
Self Employed 2710
Unemployed 1531
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2902
Retired 2682
Looking After Home or Family 1069
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1312
Other 636
Total 32385

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 103
Mining/Quarrying 80
Manufacturing 775
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 157
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 117
Construction 972
RetailInc. Wholesale 2671
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 839
Accommodation and Food 2614
Information and Communication 1057
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2425
Real Estate 312
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2121
Administration 1177
Public Administration and Defence 1469
Education 1956
HealthInc. Social Work 3107
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1496
Total 23448