Information about the GL6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL6 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 6737
Semi-Detached 3489
Terraced 2235
Flat (Purpose-Built) 806
Flat (Converted) 282
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 37
Total 13706

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5595
Owned with Mortgage 4246
Shared Ownership 67
Rented: From Council 820
Rented: Other Social 309
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1468
Rented: Other 145
Rent Free 195
Total 12845

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 3528
Two People 5160
Three People 1706
Four People 1693
Five People 578
Six People 145
Seven People 25
8+ People 10
Total 12845

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 3061
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2434
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1735
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1192
Total 8422

Gender Back to Top

Male 14622
Female 15479
Total 30101

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 1476
5-7 974
8-9 655
10-14 1817
15 381
16-17 776
18-19 590
20-24 1053
25-29 993
30-44 5251
45-59 6875
60-64 2497
65-74 3576
75-84 2220
85-89 651
90+ 316
Total 30101

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 5964
Married 14047
Divorced 2249
Separated 506
Widowed 1930
Same Sex 102
Total 24798

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 14988
Good 10345
Fair 3642
Bad 880
Very Bad 246
Total 30101

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) 9902
Apprenticeship 947
2+ A Levels 2973
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3660
1-4 GCSEs 2620
No GCSEs 3838
Other 858
Total 24798

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29551
Mixed Ethnicity 297
Indian 48
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 47
Other Asian 61
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 26
Total 30101

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27066
Wales 665
Scotland 428
Northern Ireland 116
Republic of Ireland 125
European Union 639
Other 1062
Total 30101

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24848
Republic of Ireland 139
Europe (including European Union) 461
African Countries 59
Middle East or Asia 76
North America or Caribbean 212
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 165
None 4489

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18621
No Religion 8252
Buddhist 121
Hindu 33
Jewish 45
Muslim 56
Sikh 8
Other Religion 254
Not Stated 2711
Total 30101

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 7413
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3248
Self Employed 3658
Unemployed 510
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1333
Retired 3869
Looking After Home or Family 781
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 513
Other 286
Total 21611

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 202
Mining/Quarrying 33
Manufacturing 1528
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 164
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 97
Construction 1180
RetailInc. Wholesale 1915
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 357
Accommodation and Food 677
Information and Communication 750
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 533
Real Estate 247
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1417
Administration 663
Public Administration and Defence 654
Education 1818
HealthInc. Social Work 1733
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 774
Total 14742