Information about the IP31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IP31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IP31 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 5297
Semi-Detached 2625
Terraced 1163
Flat (Purpose-Built) 220
Flat (Converted) 96
Residence in Commercial Building 128
Caravan/Park/Temporary 205
Total 9734

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3702
Owned with Mortgage 3065
Shared Ownership 60
Rented: From Council 431
Rented: Other Social 481
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1021
Rented: Other 428
Rent Free 189
Total 9377

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 2150
Two People 3860
Three People 1438
Four People 1384
Five People 390
Six People 121
Seven People 26
8+ People 8
Total 9377

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 1699
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2124
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1464
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1063
Total 6350

Gender Back to Top

Male 12105
Female 11707
Total 23812

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 1252
5-7 765
8-9 508
10-14 1389
15 313
16-17 639
18-19 548
20-24 1397
25-29 1303
30-44 4165
45-59 4919
60-64 1681
65-74 2620
75-84 1597
85-89 436
90+ 280
Total 23812

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 4977
Married 11157
Divorced 1589
Separated 394
Widowed 1422
Same Sex 46
Total 19585

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 11832
Good 8315
Fair 2774
Bad 669
Very Bad 222
Total 23812

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) 5448
Apprenticeship 859
2+ A Levels 2502
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3459
1-4 GCSEs 2524
No GCSEs 3924
Other 869
Total 19585

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23280
Mixed Ethnicity 209
Indian 37
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 35
Other Asian 64
Black African 80
Black Caribbean 29
Other Black/African/Caribbean 22
Other 40
Total 23812

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21538
Wales 263
Scotland 433
Northern Ireland 111
Republic of Ireland 82
European Union 505
Other 880
Total 23812

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18918
Republic of Ireland 88
Europe (including European Union) 333
African Countries 82
Middle East or Asia 59
North America or Caribbean 331
Central America 2
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 62
None 4102

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16095
No Religion 5834
Buddhist 41
Hindu 20
Jewish 20
Muslim 45
Sikh 3
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 1681
Total 23812

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 7240
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2590
Self Employed 2068
Unemployed 337
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1009
Retired 2868
Looking After Home or Family 624
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 304
Other 232
Total 17272

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 361
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1158
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 80
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 69
Construction 965
RetailInc. Wholesale 1887
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 477
Accommodation and Food 527
Information and Communication 337
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 243
Real Estate 172
Professional, Scientific and Technical 697
Administration 485
Public Administration and Defence 1728
Education 1078
HealthInc. Social Work 1407
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 608
Total 12289