Information about the GL16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL16 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 2821
Semi-Detached 2370
Terraced 812
Flat (Purpose-Built) 354
Flat (Converted) 74
Residence in Commercial Building 99
Caravan/Park/Temporary 72
Total 6602

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2421
Owned with Mortgage 2096
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 152
Rented: Other Social 797
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 608
Rented: Other 72
Rent Free 100
Total 6258

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 1806
Two People 2359
Three People 938
Four People 786
Five People 277
Six People 74
Seven People 13
8+ People 5
Total 6258

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 728
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1048
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1236
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1243
Total 4255

Gender Back to Top

Male 7111
Female 7453
Total 14564

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
0-4 766
5-7 455
8-9 278
10-14 849
15 175
16-17 377
18-19 299
20-24 714
25-29 646
30-44 2545
45-59 3283
60-64 1093
65-74 1684
75-84 981
85-89 264
90+ 155
Total 14564

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 3176
Married 6355
Divorced 1247
Separated 247
Widowed 984
Same Sex 32
Total 12041

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 6208
Good 5048
Fair 2352
Bad 756
Very Bad 200
Total 14564

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) 2519
Apprenticeship 612
2+ A Levels 1450
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1877
1-4 GCSEs 1739
No GCSEs 3353
Other 491
Total 12041

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 18
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 14396
No Welsh Skills 150
Total 14564

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14368
Mixed Ethnicity 65
Indian 28
Pakistani 5
Chinese 45
Other Asian 27
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 11
Other 7
Total 14564

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13014
Wales 963
Scotland 116
Northern Ireland 40
Republic of Ireland 32
European Union 131
Other 268
Total 14564

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10787
Republic of Ireland 25
Europe (including European Union) 72
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 29
None 3634

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9517
No Religion 3803
Buddhist 31
Hindu 10
Jewish 3
Muslim 14
Sikh 16
Other Religion 105
Not Stated 1065
Total 14564

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 3807
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1644
Self Employed 1187
Unemployed 404
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 601
Retired 1914
Looking After Home or Family 443
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 447
Other 194
Total 10641

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 83
Mining/Quarrying 26
Manufacturing 1121
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 29
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 76
Construction 672
RetailInc. Wholesale 1010
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 281
Accommodation and Food 411
Information and Communication 154
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 188
Real Estate 100
Professional, Scientific and Technical 308
Administration 333
Public Administration and Defence 335
Education 614
HealthInc. Social Work 758
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 321
Total 6820