Information about the EX21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX21 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 2012
Semi-Detached 668
Terraced 236
Flat (Purpose-Built) 17
Flat (Converted) 24
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Caravan/Park/Temporary 27
Total 3001

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1416
Owned with Mortgage 762
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 25
Rented: Other Social 80
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 285
Rented: Other 53
Rent Free 70
Total 2702

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 592
Two People 1207
Three People 377
Four People 314
Five People 138
Six People 46
Seven People 16
8+ People 12
Total 2702

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 322
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 402
C2 - Skilled manual workers 669
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 331
Total 1724

Gender Back to Top

Male 3352
Female 3417
Total 6769

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
0-4 242
5-7 157
8-9 133
10-14 415
15 87
16-17 195
18-19 142
20-24 255
25-29 210
30-44 982
45-59 1604
60-64 678
65-74 969
75-84 510
85-89 113
90+ 77
Total 6769

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 1274
Married 3492
Divorced 455
Separated 100
Widowed 403
Same Sex 11
Total 5735

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 3041
Good 2337
Fair 1042
Bad 264
Very Bad 85
Total 6769

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) 1380
Apprenticeship 203
2+ A Levels 662
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1053
1-4 GCSEs 779
No GCSEs 1390
Other 268
Total 5735

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6700
Mixed Ethnicity 22
Indian 1
Chinese 30
Other Asian 8
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 6769

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6373
Wales 67
Scotland 61
Northern Ireland 24
Republic of Ireland 29
European Union 54
Other 161
Total 6769

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4907
Republic of Ireland 16
Europe (including European Union) 31
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 22
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 1784

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4474
No Religion 1533
Buddhist 14
Hindu 5
Jewish 7
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 40
Not Stated 694
Total 6769

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 1205
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 684
Self Employed 1299
Unemployed 103
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 275
Retired 1077
Looking After Home or Family 182
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 143
Other 67
Total 5035

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 606
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 242
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 313
RetailInc. Wholesale 448
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 133
Accommodation and Food 222
Information and Communication 64
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 46
Real Estate 33
Professional, Scientific and Technical 171
Administration 133
Public Administration and Defence 69
Education 298
HealthInc. Social Work 322
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 139
Total 3274