Information about the GL56 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL56. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL56 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 2097
Semi-Detached 1846
Terraced 1271
Flat (Purpose-Built) 302
Flat (Converted) 101
Residence in Commercial Building 55
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 5680

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1912
Owned with Mortgage 1279
Shared Ownership 68
Rented: From Council 69
Rented: Other Social 617
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 647
Rented: Other 106
Rent Free 203
Total 4901

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 1592
Two People 1983
Three People 598
Four People 511
Five People 171
Six People 38
Seven People 7
8+ People 1
Total 4901

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 891
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 924
C2 - Skilled manual workers 732
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 542
Total 3089

Gender Back to Top

Male 5092
Female 5586
Total 10678

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
0-4 502
5-7 301
8-9 206
10-14 559
15 131
16-17 201
18-19 166
20-24 345
25-29 397
30-44 1790
45-59 2470
60-64 853
65-74 1453
75-84 907
85-89 262
90+ 135
Total 10678

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 2011
Married 5045
Divorced 900
Separated 230
Widowed 746
Same Sex 47
Total 8979

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 4947
Good 3851
Fair 1428
Bad 366
Very Bad 86
Total 10678

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) 3138
Apprenticeship 245
2+ A Levels 930
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1390
1-4 GCSEs 1173
No GCSEs 1726
Other 377
Total 8979

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10509
Mixed Ethnicity 70
Indian 21
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 14
Other Asian 30
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 9
Total 10678

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9618
Wales 196
Scotland 177
Northern Ireland 30
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 228
Other 372
Total 10678

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8445
Republic of Ireland 49
Europe (including European Union) 186
African Countries 24
Middle East or Asia 34
North America or Caribbean 91
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 82
None 1921

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7446
No Religion 2309
Buddhist 24
Hindu 10
Jewish 11
Muslim 30
Sikh 1
Other Religion 36
Not Stated 811
Total 10678

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 2622
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1044
Self Employed 1492
Unemployed 154
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 341
Retired 1414
Looking After Home or Family 325
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 154
Other 129
Total 7675

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 271
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 399
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 26
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 17
Construction 436
RetailInc. Wholesale 786
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 148
Accommodation and Food 480
Information and Communication 169
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 152
Real Estate 127
Professional, Scientific and Technical 489
Administration 279
Public Administration and Defence 201
Education 457
HealthInc. Social Work 452
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 375
Total 5282