Information about the OL16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL16 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 2251
Semi-Detached 6109
Terraced 6214
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2016
Flat (Converted) 257
Residence in Commercial Building 215
Caravan/Park/Temporary 23
Total 17085

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4146
Owned with Mortgage 5663
Shared Ownership 41
Rented: From Council 2663
Rented: Other Social 1230
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2400
Rented: Other 190
Rent Free 272
Total 16605

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 5101
Two People 4871
Three People 2511
Four People 2095
Five People 1000
Six People 637
Seven People 210
8+ People 180
Total 16605

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 1727
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3451
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2779
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5149
Total 13106

Gender Back to Top

Male 21353
Female 21603
Total 42956

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 3359
5-7 1914
8-9 1221
10-14 3194
15 626
16-17 1331
18-19 1195
20-24 3032
25-29 3015
30-44 9221
45-59 7508
60-64 2202
65-74 2962
75-84 1655
85-89 377
90+ 144
Total 42956

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 11411
Married 14958
Divorced 3051
Separated 1155
Widowed 2004
Same Sex 63
Total 32642

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 19329
Good 14137
Fair 6152
Bad 2568
Very Bad 770
Total 42956

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) 6003
Apprenticeship 1102
2+ A Levels 3844
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5226
1-4 GCSEs 4878
No GCSEs 9578
Other 2011
Total 32642

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29523
Mixed Ethnicity 741
Indian 206
Pakistani 7300
Bangladeshi 3245
Chinese 145
Other Asian 1112
Black African 397
Black Caribbean 38
Other Black/African/Caribbean 68
Other 181
Total 42956

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35441
Wales 145
Scotland 307
Northern Ireland 187
Republic of Ireland 334
European Union 763
Other 5779
Total 42956

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34008
Republic of Ireland 211
Europe (including European Union) 727
African Countries 138
Middle East or Asia 1280
North America or Caribbean 40
Central America 3
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 29
None 6870

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21146
No Religion 7509
Buddhist 57
Hindu 117
Jewish 56
Muslim 11500
Sikh 4
Other Religion 69
Not Stated 2498
Total 42956

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 10224
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3999
Self Employed 2425
Unemployed 1857
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2788
Retired 3704
Looking After Home or Family 2046
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2286
Other 1137
Total 30466

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 19
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 1934
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 55
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 148
Construction 1341
RetailInc. Wholesale 3300
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1038
Accommodation and Food 1078
Information and Communication 392
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 463
Real Estate 269
Professional, Scientific and Technical 683
Administration 814
Public Administration and Defence 967
Education 1634
HealthInc. Social Work 2425
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 653
Total 17218