Information about the GL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL2 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 8764
Semi-Detached 9105
Terraced 5049
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2047
Flat (Converted) 243
Residence in Commercial Building 111
Caravan/Park/Temporary 447
Total 25766

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8226
Owned with Mortgage 10312
Shared Ownership 342
Rented: From Council 922
Rented: Other Social 1115
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3260
Rented: Other 395
Rent Free 241
Total 24813

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 6284
Two People 9124
Three People 4130
Four People 3646
Five People 1210
Six People 337
Seven People 52
8+ People 30
Total 24813

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 4312
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6419
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4439
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3571
Total 18741

Gender Back to Top

Male 30064
Female 31035
Total 61099

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 3964
5-7 2151
8-9 1324
10-14 3707
15 760
16-17 1590
18-19 1435
20-24 3552
25-29 3851
30-44 12639
45-59 12788
60-64 3795
65-74 5063
75-84 3157
85-89 886
90+ 437
Total 61099

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 14735
Married 25665
Divorced 4416
Separated 1230
Widowed 3029
Same Sex 118
Total 49193

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 30163
Good 21362
Fair 7135
Bad 1850
Very Bad 589
Total 61099

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) 13241
Apprenticeship 2269
2+ A Levels 6899
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8774
1-4 GCSEs 7332
No GCSEs 8719
Other 1959
Total 49193

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 58093
Mixed Ethnicity 1102
Indian 441
Pakistani 138
Bangladeshi 62
Chinese 164
Other Asian 237
Black African 318
Black Caribbean 312
Other Black/African/Caribbean 130
Other 102
Total 61099

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 54309
Wales 1713
Scotland 778
Northern Ireland 246
Republic of Ireland 305
European Union 1666
Other 2082
Total 61099

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 47995
Republic of Ireland 242
Europe (including European Union) 1249
African Countries 327
Middle East or Asia 365
North America or Caribbean 175
Central America 0
South America 23
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 105
None 10918

Religion Back to Top

Christian 40478
No Religion 15322
Buddhist 130
Hindu 209
Jewish 26
Muslim 457
Sikh 40
Other Religion 211
Not Stated 4226
Total 61099

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 19926
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7002
Self Employed 4275
Unemployed 1404
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3011
Retired 5828
Looking After Home or Family 1479
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1183
Other 605
Total 44713

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 424
Mining/Quarrying 40
Manufacturing 3655
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 418
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 232
Construction 2584
RetailInc. Wholesale 5077
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1318
Accommodation and Food 1350
Information and Communication 1067
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1719
Real Estate 361
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1759
Administration 1362
Public Administration and Defence 2645
Education 2805
HealthInc. Social Work 4225
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1287
Total 32328