Information about the OL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL2 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 2914
Semi-Detached 7721
Terraced 6477
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2121
Flat (Converted) 101
Residence in Commercial Building 106
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 19443

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6781
Owned with Mortgage 7218
Shared Ownership 104
Rented: From Council 1327
Rented: Other Social 1461
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1601
Rented: Other 227
Rent Free 193
Total 18912

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 5538
Two People 6681
Three People 3296
Four People 2397
Five People 722
Six People 195
Seven People 41
8+ People 42
Total 18912

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 2373
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4341
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3373
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3430
Total 13517

Gender Back to Top

Male 21370
Female 22740
Total 44110

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 2426
5-7 1406
8-9 998
10-14 2586
15 585
16-17 1069
18-19 989
20-24 2519
25-29 2529
30-44 8488
45-59 9253
60-64 3264
65-74 4670
75-84 2380
85-89 617
90+ 331
Total 44110

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 10988
Married 17503
Divorced 3490
Separated 1107
Widowed 2993
Same Sex 28
Total 36109

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 20012
Good 14870
Fair 6476
Bad 2140
Very Bad 612
Total 44110

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) 7731
Apprenticeship 1856
2+ A Levels 4862
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6033
1-4 GCSEs 5081
No GCSEs 9079
Other 1467
Total 36109

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 41563
Mixed Ethnicity 545
Indian 163
Pakistani 608
Bangladeshi 722
Chinese 95
Other Asian 134
Black African 73
Black Caribbean 104
Other Black/African/Caribbean 46
Other 57
Total 44110

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 41594
Wales 185
Scotland 318
Northern Ireland 153
Republic of Ireland 227
European Union 450
Other 1183
Total 44110

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 36954
Republic of Ireland 161
Europe (including European Union) 297
African Countries 40
Middle East or Asia 226
North America or Caribbean 45
Central America 3
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 6462

Religion Back to Top

Christian 32995
No Religion 6992
Buddhist 79
Hindu 138
Jewish 8
Muslim 1342
Sikh 20
Other Religion 93
Not Stated 2443
Total 44110

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 13931
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4445
Self Employed 2459
Unemployed 1252
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2056
Retired 5801
Looking After Home or Family 901
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1478
Other 458
Total 32781

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 35
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 2434
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 99
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 180
Construction 2013
RetailInc. Wholesale 4066
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 989
Accommodation and Food 847
Information and Communication 467
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 694
Real Estate 338
Professional, Scientific and Technical 902
Administration 858
Public Administration and Defence 1307
Education 2154
HealthInc. Social Work 3185
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 915
Total 21492