Information about the OL4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL4 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 2884
Semi-Detached 5319
Terraced 9176
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1914
Flat (Converted) 121
Residence in Commercial Building 151
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 19574

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5688
Owned with Mortgage 6728
Shared Ownership 73
Rented: From Council 1835
Rented: Other Social 1589
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2254
Rented: Other 302
Rent Free 304
Total 18773

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 5508
Two People 5655
Three People 3107
Four People 2392
Five People 1078
Six People 603
Seven People 213
8+ People 217
Total 18773

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 2218
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3847
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3323
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5240
Total 14628

Gender Back to Top

Male 23824
Female 24730
Total 48554

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 3903
5-7 2102
8-9 1366
10-14 3417
15 693
16-17 1345
18-19 1243
20-24 3265
25-29 3523
30-44 9865
45-59 9079
60-64 2589
65-74 3397
75-84 1978
85-89 540
90+ 249
Total 48554

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 12122
Married 17667
Divorced 3317
Separated 1331
Widowed 2589
Same Sex 47
Total 37073

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 22442
Good 16113
Fair 6723
Bad 2611
Very Bad 665
Total 48554

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) 7263
Apprenticeship 1522
2+ A Levels 4313
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5708
1-4 GCSEs 5296
No GCSEs 10833
Other 2138
Total 37073

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34563
Mixed Ethnicity 912
Indian 183
Pakistani 9941
Bangladeshi 1562
Chinese 136
Other Asian 487
Black African 365
Black Caribbean 234
Other Black/African/Caribbean 55
Other 116
Total 48554

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 41190
Wales 137
Scotland 343
Northern Ireland 148
Republic of Ireland 200
European Union 671
Other 5865
Total 48554

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38889
Republic of Ireland 155
Europe (including European Union) 612
African Countries 159
Middle East or Asia 1750
North America or Caribbean 65
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 33
None 7261

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26397
No Religion 7548
Buddhist 71
Hindu 107
Jewish 12
Muslim 11636
Sikh 8
Other Religion 82
Not Stated 2693
Total 48554

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 12049
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4714
Self Employed 3101
Unemployed 1885
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2806
Retired 4258
Looking After Home or Family 2374
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1982
Other 1137
Total 34306

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 27
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 2411
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 162
Construction 1788
RetailInc. Wholesale 3776
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1297
Accommodation and Food 1129
Information and Communication 455
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 633
Real Estate 287
Professional, Scientific and Technical 976
Administration 1005
Public Administration and Defence 1062
Education 1991
HealthInc. Social Work 2664
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 792
Total 20551