Information about the OL1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL1 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 1022
Semi-Detached 2754
Terraced 4863
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2327
Flat (Converted) 70
Residence in Commercial Building 119
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 11157

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2268
Owned with Mortgage 3109
Shared Ownership 63
Rented: From Council 2242
Rented: Other Social 1699
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1166
Rented: Other 187
Rent Free 167
Total 10901

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 3681
Two People 2923
Three People 1655
Four People 1280
Five People 645
Six People 388
Seven People 184
8+ People 145
Total 10901

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 854
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1907
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1865
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3907
Total 8533

Gender Back to Top

Male 13855
Female 14124
Total 27979

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 2424
5-7 1363
8-9 904
10-14 2169
15 457
16-17 832
18-19 784
20-24 1929
25-29 2037
30-44 5885
45-59 4508
60-64 1240
65-74 1910
75-84 1071
85-89 304
90+ 162
Total 27979

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 7620
Married 8644
Divorced 2062
Separated 833
Widowed 1474
Same Sex 29
Total 20662

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 12464
Good 9130
Fair 4169
Bad 1723
Very Bad 493
Total 27979

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) 2963
Apprenticeship 700
2+ A Levels 2216
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3055
1-4 GCSEs 3172
No GCSEs 7219
Other 1337
Total 20662

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19040
Mixed Ethnicity 721
Indian 205
Pakistani 1725
Bangladeshi 5187
Chinese 79
Other Asian 203
Black African 447
Black Caribbean 170
Other Black/African/Caribbean 92
Other 110
Total 27979

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22955
Wales 93
Scotland 213
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 142
European Union 473
Other 4012
Total 27979

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21034
Republic of Ireland 86
Europe (including European Union) 492
African Countries 157
Middle East or Asia 881
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 5424

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14688
No Religion 4449
Buddhist 31
Hindu 139
Jewish 14
Muslim 7042
Sikh 16
Other Religion 55
Not Stated 1545
Total 27979

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 6192
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2701
Self Employed 1174
Unemployed 1444
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1728
Retired 2272
Looking After Home or Family 1454
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1427
Other 733
Total 19125

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 1191
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 43
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 89
Construction 759
RetailInc. Wholesale 2070
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 622
Accommodation and Food 979
Information and Communication 185
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 245
Real Estate 143
Professional, Scientific and Technical 368
Administration 573
Public Administration and Defence 445
Education 871
HealthInc. Social Work 1454
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 412
Total 10465