Information about the LA12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LA12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LA12 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 3297
Semi-Detached 3349
Terraced 3181
Flat (Purpose-Built) 485
Flat (Converted) 254
Residence in Commercial Building 180
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 10777

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4310
Owned with Mortgage 2976
Shared Ownership 33
Rented: From Council 697
Rented: Other Social 163
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1137
Rented: Other 151
Rent Free 142
Total 9609

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 3009
Two People 3835
Three People 1310
Four People 1048
Five People 325
Six People 65
Seven People 11
8+ People 6
Total 9609

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 1760
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1739
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1619
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1280
Total 6398

Gender Back to Top

Male 10461
Female 10796
Total 21257

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
0-4 888
5-7 610
8-9 401
10-14 1069
15 235
16-17 476
18-19 398
20-24 887
25-29 894
30-44 3721
45-59 4874
60-64 1847
65-74 2778
75-84 1569
85-89 394
90+ 216
Total 21257

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 4515
Married 9941
Divorced 1700
Separated 321
Widowed 1545
Same Sex 32
Total 18054

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 9746
Good 7385
Fair 2990
Bad 888
Very Bad 248
Total 21257

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) 6104
Apprenticeship 1093
2+ A Levels 2102
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2540
1-4 GCSEs 2154
No GCSEs 3464
Other 597
Total 18054

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20978
Mixed Ethnicity 114
Indian 48
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 21
Other Asian 54
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 15
Total 21257

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19694
Wales 193
Scotland 521
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 56
European Union 288
Other 419
Total 21257

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16978
Republic of Ireland 47
Europe (including European Union) 230
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 68
North America or Caribbean 99
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 3857

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14577
No Religion 4701
Buddhist 198
Hindu 11
Jewish 16
Muslim 24
Sikh 2
Other Religion 81
Not Stated 1647
Total 21257

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 5558
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2409
Self Employed 2098
Unemployed 421
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 741
Retired 3437
Looking After Home or Family 490
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 491
Other 230
Total 15875

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 282
Mining/Quarrying 74
Manufacturing 1484
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 102
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 798
RetailInc. Wholesale 1382
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 307
Accommodation and Food 893
Information and Communication 241
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 154
Real Estate 113
Professional, Scientific and Technical 538
Administration 343
Public Administration and Defence 525
Education 1121
HealthInc. Social Work 1288
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 591
Total 10321