Information about the IP26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IP26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IP26 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 2607
Semi-Detached 1345
Terraced 420
Flat (Purpose-Built) 89
Flat (Converted) 47
Residence in Commercial Building 43
Caravan/Park/Temporary 25
Total 4576

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1569
Owned with Mortgage 1306
Shared Ownership 9
Rented: From Council 74
Rented: Other Social 302
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 630
Rented: Other 135
Rent Free 156
Total 4181

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 1021
Two People 1756
Three People 629
Four People 510
Five People 173
Six People 72
Seven People 15
8+ People 5
Total 4181

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 485
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 946
C2 - Skilled manual workers 807
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 672
Total 2910

Gender Back to Top

Male 5003
Female 5014
Total 10017

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
0-4 559
5-7 335
8-9 222
10-14 592
15 102
16-17 253
18-19 190
20-24 523
25-29 531
30-44 1873
45-59 2079
60-64 756
65-74 1114
75-84 645
85-89 170
90+ 73
Total 10017

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 1895
Married 4749
Divorced 740
Separated 188
Widowed 616
Same Sex 19
Total 8207

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 4362
Good 3629
Fair 1450
Bad 454
Very Bad 122
Total 10017

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) 1470
Apprenticeship 294
2+ A Levels 871
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1231
1-4 GCSEs 1128
No GCSEs 2320
Other 893
Total 8207

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9644
Mixed Ethnicity 145
Indian 17
Pakistani 20
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 19
Other Asian 45
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 38
Other 32
Total 10017

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8293
Wales 69
Scotland 91
Northern Ireland 21
Republic of Ireland 30
European Union 270
Other 1243
Total 10017

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6537
Republic of Ireland 26
Europe (including European Union) 183
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 45
North America or Caribbean 1125
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 2153

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6619
No Religion 2478
Buddhist 25
Hindu 9
Jewish 13
Muslim 55
Sikh 7
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 738
Total 10017

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 2869
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 984
Self Employed 880
Unemployed 206
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 396
Retired 1264
Looking After Home or Family 335
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 236
Other 149
Total 7319

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 308
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 482
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 49
Construction 464
RetailInc. Wholesale 619
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 233
Accommodation and Food 304
Information and Communication 51
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 58
Real Estate 60
Professional, Scientific and Technical 178
Administration 228
Public Administration and Defence 423
Education 390
HealthInc. Social Work 420
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 581
Total 4854