Information about the LA18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LA18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LA18 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 900
Semi-Detached 1126
Terraced 1854
Flat (Purpose-Built) 83
Flat (Converted) 45
Residence in Commercial Building 46
Caravan/Park/Temporary 52
Total 4106

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1575
Owned with Mortgage 1174
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 87
Rented: Other Social 417
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 368
Rented: Other 43
Rent Free 61
Total 3733

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 1149
Two People 1389
Three People 554
Four People 441
Five People 142
Six People 36
Seven People 15
8+ People 7
Total 3733

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 382
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 643
C2 - Skilled manual workers 744
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 713
Total 2482

Gender Back to Top

Male 4721
Female 4349
Total 9070

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
0-4 435
5-7 249
8-9 152
10-14 468
15 106
16-17 209
18-19 213
20-24 525
25-29 544
30-44 1623
45-59 2006
60-64 694
65-74 1076
75-84 567
85-89 142
90+ 61
Total 9070

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 2404
Married 3744
Divorced 662
Separated 185
Widowed 661
Same Sex 4
Total 7660

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 3933
Good 3117
Fair 1438
Bad 422
Very Bad 160
Total 9070

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) 1350
Apprenticeship 495
2+ A Levels 929
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1223
1-4 GCSEs 1131
No GCSEs 2229
Other 303
Total 7660

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8913
Mixed Ethnicity 55
Indian 11
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 11
Other Asian 13
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 5
Total 9070

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8578
Wales 54
Scotland 153
Northern Ireland 27
Republic of Ireland 17
European Union 105
Other 136
Total 9070

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6335
Republic of Ireland 14
Europe (including European Union) 51
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 2628

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6841
No Religion 1574
Buddhist 20
Hindu 4
Jewish 4
Muslim 46
Sikh 3
Other Religion 17
Not Stated 561
Total 9070

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 2237
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1030
Self Employed 582
Unemployed 254
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 312
Retired 1375
Looking After Home or Family 285
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 278
Other 537
Total 6890

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 117
Mining/Quarrying 37
Manufacturing 692
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 95
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 73
Construction 365
RetailInc. Wholesale 428
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 141
Accommodation and Food 278
Information and Communication 71
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 49
Real Estate 32
Professional, Scientific and Technical 160
Administration 119
Public Administration and Defence 393
Education 289
HealthInc. Social Work 412
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 177
Total 3928