Information about the EX16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX16 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 6032
Semi-Detached 4452
Terraced 3682
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1058
Flat (Converted) 425
Residence in Commercial Building 178
Caravan/Park/Temporary 116
Total 15943

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5695
Owned with Mortgage 4438
Shared Ownership 155
Rented: From Council 1416
Rented: Other Social 636
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2339
Rented: Other 258
Rent Free 326
Total 15263

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 4244
Two People 5977
Three People 2209
Four People 1860
Five People 679
Six People 214
Seven People 52
8+ People 28
Total 15263

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 2032
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2577
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3094
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2620
Total 10323

Gender Back to Top

Male 17652
Female 18330
Total 35982

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 2082
5-7 1222
8-9 778
10-14 2225
15 482
16-17 936
18-19 690
20-24 1685
25-29 1835
30-44 6236
45-59 7482
60-64 2700
65-74 4144
75-84 2463
85-89 692
90+ 330
Total 35982

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 7713
Married 15554
Divorced 2870
Separated 692
Widowed 2313
Same Sex 51
Total 29193

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 16625
Good 12837
Fair 4820
Bad 1349
Very Bad 351
Total 35982

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) 7226
Apprenticeship 1143
2+ A Levels 3528
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5035
1-4 GCSEs 4034
No GCSEs 6965
Other 1262
Total 29193

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35494
Mixed Ethnicity 209
Indian 58
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 90
Other Asian 53
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 17
Total 35982

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 33252
Wales 461
Scotland 400
Northern Ireland 85
Republic of Ireland 120
European Union 795
Other 869
Total 35982

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26330
Republic of Ireland 102
Europe (including European Union) 611
African Countries 42
Middle East or Asia 97
North America or Caribbean 115
Central America 0
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 98
None 8765

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22512
No Religion 10077
Buddhist 87
Hindu 44
Jewish 18
Muslim 32
Sikh 1
Other Religion 161
Not Stated 3050
Total 35982

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 8875
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3970
Self Employed 4060
Unemployed 761
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1389
Retired 4390
Looking After Home or Family 996
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 827
Other 440
Total 25708

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 1252
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 2000
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 86
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 124
Construction 1607
RetailInc. Wholesale 2875
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 787
Accommodation and Food 767
Information and Communication 331
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 304
Real Estate 213
Professional, Scientific and Technical 988
Administration 653
Public Administration and Defence 815
Education 1677
HealthInc. Social Work 2003
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 828
Total 17333