Information about the NP26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NP26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NP26 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 4261
Semi-Detached 3474
Terraced 1283
Flat (Purpose-Built) 576
Flat (Converted) 51
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Caravan/Park/Temporary 32
Total 9713

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3474
Owned with Mortgage 3893
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 462
Rented: Other Social 767
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 646
Rented: Other 85
Rent Free 84
Total 9443

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 2216
Two People 3562
Three People 1616
Four People 1479
Five People 417
Six People 124
Seven People 19
8+ People 10
Total 9443

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 1659
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1969
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1489
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1493
Total 6610

Gender Back to Top

Male 11537
Female 11713
Total 23250

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 1196
5-7 728
8-9 531
10-14 1434
15 295
16-17 692
18-19 510
20-24 1254
25-29 1034
30-44 4322
45-59 5282
60-64 1618
65-74 2392
75-84 1441
85-89 350
90+ 171
Total 23250

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 4933
Married 10705
Divorced 1695
Separated 351
Widowed 1367
Same Sex 15
Total 19066

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 10861
Good 7908
Fair 3197
Bad 1000
Very Bad 284
Total 23250

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) 5374
Apprenticeship 937
2+ A Levels 2289
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3186
1-4 GCSEs 2746
No GCSEs 3878
Other 656
Total 19066

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 2491
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 950
No Welsh Skills 19809
Total 23250

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22915
Mixed Ethnicity 130
Indian 64
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 51
Other Asian 44
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 14
Total 23250

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6223
Wales 15913
Scotland 280
Northern Ireland 88
Republic of Ireland 62
European Union 269
Other 415
Total 23250

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19081
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 144
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 68
North America or Caribbean 70
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 36
None 3871

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14680
No Religion 6695
Buddhist 45
Hindu 46
Jewish 12
Muslim 33
Sikh 16
Other Religion 93
Not Stated 1630
Total 23250

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 7014
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2563
Self Employed 1478
Unemployed 558
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1151
Retired 2874
Looking After Home or Family 620
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 622
Other 224
Total 17104

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 144
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1351
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 114
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 113
Construction 770
RetailInc. Wholesale 2107
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 562
Accommodation and Food 599
Information and Communication 410
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 466
Real Estate 150
Professional, Scientific and Technical 597
Administration 437
Public Administration and Defence 866
Education 993
HealthInc. Social Work 1217
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 521
Total 11427