Information about the EX17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX17 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 4191
Semi-Detached 2612
Terraced 1732
Flat (Purpose-Built) 542
Flat (Converted) 176
Residence in Commercial Building 108
Caravan/Park/Temporary 48
Total 9409

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3571
Owned with Mortgage 2937
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 601
Rented: Other Social 308
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1202
Rented: Other 139
Rent Free 175
Total 9004

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 2393
Two People 3533
Three People 1321
Four People 1144
Five People 454
Six People 117
Seven People 27
8+ People 15
Total 9004

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 1413
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1666
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1828
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1270
Total 6177

Gender Back to Top

Male 10580
Female 10938
Total 21518

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 1145
5-7 708
8-9 449
10-14 1216
15 321
16-17 511
18-19 486
20-24 1016
25-29 1000
30-44 3696
45-59 4838
60-64 1742
65-74 2440
75-84 1368
85-89 357
90+ 225
Total 21518

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 4693
Married 9692
Divorced 1573
Separated 395
Widowed 1273
Same Sex 53
Total 17679

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 10014
Good 7709
Fair 2924
Bad 686
Very Bad 185
Total 21518

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) 5136
Apprenticeship 673
2+ A Levels 2162
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2955
1-4 GCSEs 2329
No GCSEs 3797
Other 627
Total 17679

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21212
Mixed Ethnicity 145
Indian 36
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 35
Other Asian 43
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 17
Total 21518

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19986
Wales 256
Scotland 213
Northern Ireland 47
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 410
Other 549
Total 21518

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16270
Republic of Ireland 58
Europe (including European Union) 335
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 48
North America or Caribbean 85
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 64
None 4766

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13308
No Religion 6161
Buddhist 88
Hindu 31
Jewish 17
Muslim 34
Sikh 2
Other Religion 129
Not Stated 1748
Total 21518

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 5314
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2485
Self Employed 2878
Unemployed 398
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 803
Retired 2551
Looking After Home or Family 576
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 469
Other 255
Total 15729

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 918
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 995
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 74
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 96
Construction 1005
RetailInc. Wholesale 1732
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 415
Accommodation and Food 441
Information and Communication 242
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 206
Real Estate 152
Professional, Scientific and Technical 701
Administration 406
Public Administration and Defence 533
Education 1131
HealthInc. Social Work 1362
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 542
Total 10963