Information about the L26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L26 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 1474
Semi-Detached 2952
Terraced 1662
Flat (Purpose-Built) 495
Flat (Converted) 24
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Caravan/Park/Temporary 46
Total 6680

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1883
Owned with Mortgage 2881
Shared Ownership 85
Rented: From Council 533
Rented: Other Social 622
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 451
Rented: Other 52
Rent Free 52
Total 6559

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 1781
Two People 2071
Three People 1199
Four People 1071
Five People 336
Six People 77
Seven People 14
8+ People 10
Total 6559

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 846
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1518
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1040
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1637
Total 5041

Gender Back to Top

Male 7831
Female 8300
Total 16131

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
0-4 942
5-7 579
8-9 380
10-14 1062
15 218
16-17 488
18-19 418
20-24 1084
25-29 965
30-44 3147
45-59 3831
60-64 856
65-74 1168
75-84 824
85-89 131
90+ 38
Total 16131

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 4879
Married 5936
Divorced 951
Separated 307
Widowed 864
Same Sex 13
Total 12950

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 8250
Good 4843
Fair 1930
Bad 867
Very Bad 241
Total 16131

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) 2704
Apprenticeship 491
2+ A Levels 1608
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2341
1-4 GCSEs 1953
No GCSEs 3425
Other 428
Total 12950

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15431
Mixed Ethnicity 289
Indian 85
Pakistani 11
Chinese 126
Other Asian 50
Black African 45
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 45
Total 16131

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15338
Wales 105
Scotland 115
Northern Ireland 50
Republic of Ireland 56
European Union 142
Other 325
Total 16131

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13643
Republic of Ireland 46
Europe (including European Union) 151
African Countries 34
Middle East or Asia 63
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 2228

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12705
No Religion 2286
Buddhist 32
Hindu 49
Jewish 15
Muslim 81
Sikh 19
Other Religion 17
Not Stated 927
Total 16131

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 4926
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1758
Self Employed 818
Unemployed 687
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 935
Retired 1452
Looking After Home or Family 421
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 706
Other 254
Total 11957

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 841
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 623
RetailInc. Wholesale 1242
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 487
Accommodation and Food 385
Information and Communication 206
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 266
Real Estate 127
Professional, Scientific and Technical 337
Administration 355
Public Administration and Defence 545
Education 813
HealthInc. Social Work 1094
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 354
Total 7791