Information about the GL5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL5 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 4606
Semi-Detached 5581
Terraced 2766
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1799
Flat (Converted) 423
Residence in Commercial Building 156
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 15362

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5413
Owned with Mortgage 5136
Shared Ownership 72
Rented: From Council 1392
Rented: Other Social 526
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1794
Rented: Other 145
Rent Free 175
Total 14653

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 4394
Two People 5385
Three People 2061
Four People 1960
Five People 629
Six People 170
Seven People 34
8+ People 20
Total 14653

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 2862
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3002
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2499
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2186
Total 10549

Gender Back to Top

Male 16889
Female 17229
Total 34118

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 1864
5-7 1088
8-9 760
10-14 2005
15 451
16-17 936
18-19 778
20-24 1766
25-29 1568
30-44 6837
45-59 7523
60-64 2375
65-74 3289
75-84 2055
85-89 544
90+ 279
Total 34118

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 8633
Married 13725
Divorced 2919
Separated 696
Widowed 1877
Same Sex 100
Total 27950

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 16185
Good 12087
Fair 4398
Bad 1147
Very Bad 301
Total 34118

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) 9261
Apprenticeship 1307
2+ A Levels 3505
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4416
1-4 GCSEs 3613
No GCSEs 4831
Other 1017
Total 27950

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33284
Mixed Ethnicity 459
Indian 62
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 50
Other Asian 92
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 47
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 50
Total 34118

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30778
Wales 659
Scotland 452
Northern Ireland 126
Republic of Ireland 154
European Union 857
Other 1092
Total 34118

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26740
Republic of Ireland 164
Europe (including European Union) 700
African Countries 70
Middle East or Asia 105
North America or Caribbean 214
Central America 1
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 151
None 6318

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19394
No Religion 10980
Buddhist 147
Hindu 48
Jewish 47
Muslim 83
Sikh 10
Other Religion 430
Not Stated 2979
Total 34118

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 9682
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4043
Self Employed 3386
Unemployed 852
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1569
Retired 3484
Looking After Home or Family 858
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 830
Other 368
Total 25072

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 121
Mining/Quarrying 46
Manufacturing 2214
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 175
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 176
Construction 1568
RetailInc. Wholesale 2541
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 532
Accommodation and Food 786
Information and Communication 787
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 497
Real Estate 215
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1286
Administration 708
Public Administration and Defence 809
Education 1986
HealthInc. Social Work 2304
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 883
Total 17634