Information about the NE5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NE5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NE5 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 2267
Semi-Detached 9950
Terraced 6140
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3739
Flat (Converted) 321
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Total 22484

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5789
Owned with Mortgage 6985
Shared Ownership 106
Rented: From Council 5797
Rented: Other Social 934
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1775
Rented: Other 303
Rent Free 277
Total 21966

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 6987
Two People 7331
Three People 3545
Four People 2826
Five People 905
Six People 290
Seven People 51
8+ People 31
Total 21966

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 1778
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4556
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3584
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5607
Total 15525

Gender Back to Top

Male 24435
Female 26448
Total 50883

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 3353
5-7 1767
8-9 1150
10-14 3111
15 676
16-17 1321
18-19 1269
20-24 3089
25-29 3309
30-44 9367
45-59 10034
60-64 3061
65-74 4674
75-84 3496
85-89 799
90+ 407
Total 50883

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 14244
Married 17917
Divorced 3871
Separated 1146
Widowed 3578
Same Sex 70
Total 40826

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 21792
Good 16568
Fair 8205
Bad 3318
Very Bad 1000
Total 50883

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) 6723
Apprenticeship 2169
2+ A Levels 4494
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6382
1-4 GCSEs 6228
No GCSEs 12965
Other 1865
Total 40826

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 47340
Mixed Ethnicity 472
Indian 459
Pakistani 464
Bangladeshi 267
Chinese 447
Other Asian 495
Black African 561
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 21
Other 332
Total 50883

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 46785
Wales 108
Scotland 701
Northern Ireland 152
Republic of Ireland 90
European Union 698
Other 2349
Total 50883

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38671
Republic of Ireland 100
Europe (including European Union) 572
African Countries 380
Middle East or Asia 767
North America or Caribbean 51
Central America 1
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 10523

Religion Back to Top

Christian 33608
No Religion 12488
Buddhist 103
Hindu 194
Jewish 68
Muslim 1210
Sikh 134
Other Religion 83
Not Stated 2995
Total 50883

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 13161
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5506
Self Employed 2103
Unemployed 2005
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2775
Retired 5774
Looking After Home or Family 1743
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2249
Other 808
Total 36124

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 20
Mining/Quarrying 32
Manufacturing 1538
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 156
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 115
Construction 1896
RetailInc. Wholesale 3696
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1401
Accommodation and Food 1463
Information and Communication 571
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 727
Real Estate 269
Professional, Scientific and Technical 826
Administration 1167
Public Administration and Defence 1778
Education 1750
HealthInc. Social Work 3219
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1029
Total 21653