Information about the OL5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL5 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 552
Semi-Detached 1618
Terraced 2649
Flat (Purpose-Built) 781
Flat (Converted) 109
Residence in Commercial Building 69
Caravan/Park/Temporary 17
Total 5795

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1494
Owned with Mortgage 2136
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 200
Rented: Other Social 689
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 786
Rented: Other 82
Rent Free 63
Total 5462

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 1928
Two People 1846
Three People 865
Four People 585
Five People 159
Six People 51
Seven People 24
8+ People 4
Total 5462

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 933
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1424
C2 - Skilled manual workers 981
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1024
Total 4362

Gender Back to Top

Male 5926
Female 6042
Total 11968

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
0-4 763
5-7 411
8-9 262
10-14 670
15 128
16-17 243
18-19 233
20-24 640
25-29 803
30-44 2823
45-59 2596
60-64 803
65-74 950
75-84 444
85-89 133
90+ 66
Total 11968

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 3472
Married 4142
Divorced 1170
Separated 290
Widowed 637
Same Sex 23
Total 9734

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 5675
Good 3922
Fair 1637
Bad 576
Very Bad 158
Total 11968

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) 2704
Apprenticeship 417
2+ A Levels 1273
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1577
1-4 GCSEs 1295
No GCSEs 2150
Other 318
Total 9734

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11535
Mixed Ethnicity 152
Indian 42
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 127
Chinese 22
Other Asian 26
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 8
Total 11968

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11253
Wales 68
Scotland 94
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 77
European Union 180
Other 248
Total 11968

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9555
Republic of Ireland 69
Europe (including European Union) 136
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 22
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 2164

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7775
No Religion 3161
Buddhist 60
Hindu 23
Jewish 3
Muslim 138
Sikh 11
Other Religion 48
Not Stated 749
Total 11968

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 4080
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1205
Self Employed 793
Unemployed 422
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 474
Retired 1233
Looking After Home or Family 253
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 448
Other 183
Total 9091

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 2
Manufacturing 735
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 63
Construction 522
RetailInc. Wholesale 864
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 281
Accommodation and Food 236
Information and Communication 172
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 208
Real Estate 108
Professional, Scientific and Technical 393
Administration 268
Public Administration and Defence 406
Education 701
HealthInc. Social Work 870
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 336
Total 6214