Information about the EX23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX23 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 4171
Semi-Detached 2082
Terraced 1246
Flat (Purpose-Built) 483
Flat (Converted) 425
Residence in Commercial Building 155
Caravan/Park/Temporary 83
Total 8645

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3354
Owned with Mortgage 1850
Shared Ownership 103
Rented: From Council 397
Rented: Other Social 361
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1020
Rented: Other 119
Rent Free 137
Total 7341

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 2209
Two People 2951
Three People 932
Four People 836
Five People 291
Six People 89
Seven People 14
8+ People 19
Total 7341

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 794
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1261
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1508
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1153
Total 4716

Gender Back to Top

Male 8185
Female 8637
Total 16822

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
0-4 840
5-7 481
8-9 301
10-14 920
15 198
16-17 380
18-19 383
20-24 753
25-29 711
30-44 2718
45-59 3641
60-64 1389
65-74 2136
75-84 1392
85-89 362
90+ 217
Total 16822

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 3621
Married 7536
Divorced 1341
Separated 270
Widowed 1292
Same Sex 22
Total 14082

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 7514
Good 5679
Fair 2592
Bad 819
Very Bad 218
Total 16822

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) 3219
Apprenticeship 632
2+ A Levels 1738
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2593
1-4 GCSEs 1972
No GCSEs 3390
Other 538
Total 14082

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16581
Mixed Ethnicity 110
Indian 20
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 27
Other Asian 35
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 18
Total 16822

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15743
Wales 256
Scotland 166
Northern Ireland 40
Republic of Ireland 68
European Union 191
Other 358
Total 16822

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12589
Republic of Ireland 42
Europe (including European Union) 114
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 36
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 50
None 4023

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10103
No Religion 5006
Buddhist 40
Hindu 4
Jewish 21
Muslim 17
Sikh 3
Other Religion 124
Not Stated 1504
Total 16822

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 3125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1880
Self Employed 2269
Unemployed 386
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 673
Retired 2540
Looking After Home or Family 526
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 496
Other 216
Total 12111

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 508
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 546
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 46
Construction 859
RetailInc. Wholesale 1285
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 228
Accommodation and Food 778
Information and Communication 129
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 103
Real Estate 85
Professional, Scientific and Technical 354
Administration 279
Public Administration and Defence 312
Education 739
HealthInc. Social Work 759
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 391
Total 7447