Information about the GL55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL55 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 1397
Semi-Detached 915
Terraced 649
Flat (Purpose-Built) 69
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 3132

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1194
Owned with Mortgage 701
Shared Ownership 58
Rented: From Council 37
Rented: Other Social 344
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 268
Rented: Other 47
Rent Free 85
Total 2734

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 799
Two People 1175
Three People 330
Four People 310
Five People 93
Six People 25
Seven People 2
8+ People 0
Total 2734

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 495
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 493
C2 - Skilled manual workers 383
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 229
Total 1600

Gender Back to Top

Male 2905
Female 3190
Total 6095

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
0-4 240
5-7 164
8-9 105
10-14 334
15 73
16-17 129
18-19 102
20-24 194
25-29 185
30-44 864
45-59 1379
60-64 544
65-74 887
75-84 612
85-89 176
90+ 107
Total 6095

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 1059
Married 3047
Divorced 468
Separated 93
Widowed 486
Same Sex 26
Total 5179

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 2788
Good 2249
Fair 808
Bad 191
Very Bad 59
Total 6095

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) 1830
Apprenticeship 162
2+ A Levels 603
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 766
1-4 GCSEs 600
No GCSEs 999
Other 219
Total 5179

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6020
Mixed Ethnicity 34
Indian 7
Chinese 6
Other Asian 15
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 6095

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5477
Wales 101
Scotland 125
Northern Ireland 23
Republic of Ireland 32
European Union 142
Other 195
Total 6095

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4894
Republic of Ireland 22
Europe (including European Union) 125
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 49
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 26
None 1022

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4460
No Religion 1155
Buddhist 3
Hindu 3
Jewish 4
Muslim 8
Sikh 1
Other Religion 19
Not Stated 442
Total 6095

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 1359
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 572
Self Employed 855
Unemployed 99
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 202
Retired 896
Looking After Home or Family 155
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 91
Other 55
Total 4284

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 120
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 243
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 24
Construction 214
RetailInc. Wholesale 444
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 72
Accommodation and Food 286
Information and Communication 81
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 90
Real Estate 65
Professional, Scientific and Technical 276
Administration 169
Public Administration and Defence 81
Education 274
HealthInc. Social Work 206
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 201
Total 2857