Information about the EX2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX2 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 3427
Semi-Detached 6110
Terraced 6023
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4421
Flat (Converted) 969
Residence in Commercial Building 287
Caravan/Park/Temporary 411
Total 21648

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6515
Owned with Mortgage 6546
Shared Ownership 203
Rented: From Council 2022
Rented: Other Social 1176
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3730
Rented: Other 335
Rent Free 267
Total 20794

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 7004
Two People 7276
Three People 2986
Four People 2433
Five People 759
Six People 254
Seven People 59
8+ People 23
Total 20794

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 3851
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4995
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3060
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3560
Total 15466

Gender Back to Top

Male 23116
Female 24537
Total 47653

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 2965
5-7 1537
8-9 929
10-14 2305
15 498
16-17 1056
18-19 1397
20-24 3379
25-29 3711
30-44 10197
45-59 8912
60-64 2703
65-74 3913
75-84 2762
85-89 896
90+ 493
Total 47653

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 14593
Married 16791
Divorced 4139
Separated 948
Widowed 2829
Same Sex 119
Total 39419

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 23365
Good 15959
Fair 5871
Bad 1914
Very Bad 544
Total 47653

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) 11911
Apprenticeship 1451
2+ A Levels 4974
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5904
1-4 GCSEs 5452
No GCSEs 7909
Other 1818
Total 39419

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 45196
Mixed Ethnicity 685
Indian 315
Pakistani 51
Bangladeshi 68
Chinese 430
Other Asian 392
Black African 172
Black Caribbean 48
Other Black/African/Caribbean 23
Other 273
Total 47653

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 41912
Wales 680
Scotland 551
Northern Ireland 165
Republic of Ireland 188
European Union 1591
Other 2566
Total 47653

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 36128
Republic of Ireland 185
Europe (including European Union) 1513
African Countries 216
Middle East or Asia 819
North America or Caribbean 195
Central America 14
South America 35
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 169
None 8837

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26948
No Religion 15589
Buddhist 232
Hindu 114
Jewish 54
Muslim 484
Sikh 35
Other Religion 248
Not Stated 3949
Total 47653

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 14726
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5694
Self Employed 3159
Unemployed 1134
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3088
Retired 4422
Looking After Home or Family 1109
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1372
Other 564
Total 35268

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 136
Mining/Quarrying 35
Manufacturing 1281
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 373
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 276
Construction 1785
RetailInc. Wholesale 4056
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1176
Accommodation and Food 1405
Information and Communication 762
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 679
Real Estate 365
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1677
Administration 1022
Public Administration and Defence 1689
Education 2674
HealthInc. Social Work 3945
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1219
Total 24555