Information about the EX3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX3 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 918
Semi-Detached 591
Terraced 796
Flat (Purpose-Built) 348
Flat (Converted) 88
Residence in Commercial Building 55
Caravan/Park/Temporary 165
Total 2961

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1421
Owned with Mortgage 681
Shared Ownership 15
Rented: From Council 125
Rented: Other Social 32
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 395
Rented: Other 44
Rent Free 57
Total 2770

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 1024
Two People 1077
Three People 296
Four People 253
Five People 80
Six People 28
Seven People 9
8+ People 3
Total 2770

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 599
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 512
C2 - Skilled manual workers 250
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 207
Total 1568

Gender Back to Top

Male 3523
Female 3110
Total 6633

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
0-4 282
5-7 172
8-9 115
10-14 260
15 54
16-17 151
18-19 285
20-24 629
25-29 349
30-44 1014
45-59 1114
60-64 496
65-74 773
75-84 624
85-89 192
90+ 123
Total 6633

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 1983
Married 2552
Divorced 527
Separated 109
Widowed 562
Same Sex 17
Total 5750

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 3411
Good 2148
Fair 787
Bad 214
Very Bad 73
Total 6633

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) 2173
Apprenticeship 205
2+ A Levels 739
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 969
1-4 GCSEs 656
No GCSEs 826
Other 182
Total 5750

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6461
Mixed Ethnicity 75
Indian 5
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 16
Other Asian 22
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 18
Total 6633

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5881
Wales 158
Scotland 125
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 23
European Union 119
Other 290
Total 6633

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5662
Republic of Ireland 24
Europe (including European Union) 79
African Countries 37
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 62
Central America 3
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 45
None 789

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4201
No Religion 1810
Buddhist 21
Hindu 3
Jewish 17
Muslim 26
Sikh 2
Other Religion 31
Not Stated 522
Total 6633

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 2066
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 709
Self Employed 621
Unemployed 68
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 212
Retired 855
Looking After Home or Family 122
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 83
Other 75
Total 4811

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 35
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 117
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 23
Construction 176
RetailInc. Wholesale 388
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 92
Accommodation and Food 180
Information and Communication 89
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 84
Real Estate 65
Professional, Scientific and Technical 257
Administration 99
Public Administration and Defence 995
Education 328
HealthInc. Social Work 359
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 162
Total 3478