Information about the OL3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL3 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 1894
Semi-Detached 2013
Terraced 2391
Flat (Purpose-Built) 704
Flat (Converted) 147
Residence in Commercial Building 75
Caravan/Park/Temporary 25
Total 7249

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2891
Owned with Mortgage 2583
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 215
Rented: Other Social 274
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 742
Rented: Other 90
Rent Free 74
Total 6905

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 1887
Two People 2633
Three People 1113
Four People 951
Five People 252
Six People 56
Seven People 11
8+ People 2
Total 6905

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 1770
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1629
C2 - Skilled manual workers 832
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 636
Total 4867

Gender Back to Top

Male 7925
Female 8091
Total 16016

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
0-4 771
5-7 522
8-9 360
10-14 929
15 211
16-17 362
18-19 303
20-24 728
25-29 660
30-44 3074
45-59 3791
60-64 1289
65-74 1733
75-84 930
85-89 215
90+ 138
Total 16016

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 3451
Married 7248
Divorced 1215
Separated 293
Widowed 994
Same Sex 22
Total 13223

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 8136
Good 5269
Fair 1940
Bad 518
Very Bad 153
Total 16016

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) 5158
Apprenticeship 577
2+ A Levels 1600
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1992
1-4 GCSEs 1420
No GCSEs 2055
Other 421
Total 13223

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15592
Mixed Ethnicity 155
Indian 47
Pakistani 65
Bangladeshi 43
Chinese 37
Other Asian 19
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 19
Total 16016

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15208
Wales 110
Scotland 156
Northern Ireland 52
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 121
Other 312
Total 16016

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14073
Republic of Ireland 55
Europe (including European Union) 95
African Countries 16
Middle East or Asia 48
North America or Caribbean 33
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 1733

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11206
No Religion 3584
Buddhist 37
Hindu 28
Jewish 13
Muslim 115
Sikh 7
Other Religion 40
Not Stated 986
Total 16016

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 4864
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1621
Self Employed 1582
Unemployed 308
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 740
Retired 2182
Looking After Home or Family 278
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 255
Other 110
Total 11940

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 842
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 56
Construction 725
RetailInc. Wholesale 1102
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 268
Accommodation and Food 349
Information and Communication 311
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 294
Real Estate 172
Professional, Scientific and Technical 695
Administration 291
Public Administration and Defence 549
Education 1168
HealthInc. Social Work 1025
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 368
Total 8283