Information about the L31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L31 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 2438
Semi-Detached 8703
Terraced 1060
Flat (Purpose-Built) 871
Flat (Converted) 56
Residence in Commercial Building 88
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 13225

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5934
Owned with Mortgage 5367
Shared Ownership 35
Rented: From Council 158
Rented: Other Social 377
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 772
Rented: Other 110
Rent Free 108
Total 12861

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 3376
Two People 4581
Three People 2216
Four People 1976
Five People 562
Six People 122
Seven People 22
8+ People 6
Total 12861

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 1782
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3130
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1904
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1304
Total 8120

Gender Back to Top

Male 15313
Female 16150
Total 31463

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 1290
5-7 874
8-9 599
10-14 1679
15 381
16-17 800
18-19 675
20-24 1748
25-29 1483
30-44 5320
45-59 7171
60-64 2233
65-74 3684
75-84 2744
85-89 549
90+ 233
Total 31463

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 7568
Married 14391
Divorced 1836
Separated 437
Widowed 2384
Same Sex 24
Total 26640

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 15014
Good 10360
Fair 4313
Bad 1405
Very Bad 371
Total 31463

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) 6586
Apprenticeship 1370
2+ A Levels 3427
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4416
1-4 GCSEs 3754
No GCSEs 6174
Other 913
Total 26640

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30996
Mixed Ethnicity 207
Indian 56
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 72
Other Asian 41
Black African 32
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 19
Total 31463

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30193
Wales 244
Scotland 255
Northern Ireland 104
Republic of Ireland 146
European Union 186
Other 335
Total 31463

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27659
Republic of Ireland 104
Europe (including European Union) 113
African Countries 37
Middle East or Asia 41
North America or Caribbean 30
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 27
None 3550

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26042
No Religion 3523
Buddhist 41
Hindu 41
Jewish 19
Muslim 45
Sikh 8
Other Religion 27
Not Stated 1717
Total 31463

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 9070
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3352
Self Employed 1986
Unemployed 697
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1680
Retired 4390
Looking After Home or Family 515
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 855
Other 569
Total 23114

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 101
Mining/Quarrying 34
Manufacturing 1131
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 66
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 1249
RetailInc. Wholesale 2263
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 748
Accommodation and Food 471
Information and Communication 384
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 933
Real Estate 238
Professional, Scientific and Technical 739
Administration 553
Public Administration and Defence 1530
Education 1587
HealthInc. Social Work 2207
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 708
Total 15036