Information about the OL6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL6 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 1544
Semi-Detached 4609
Terraced 5103
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2316
Flat (Converted) 267
Residence in Commercial Building 173
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 14014

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3390
Owned with Mortgage 3940
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 851
Rented: Other Social 2561
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2086
Rented: Other 189
Rent Free 159
Total 13208

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 4483
Two People 4138
Three People 2135
Four People 1469
Five People 592
Six People 261
Seven People 76
8+ People 54
Total 13208

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 1232
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2758
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2273
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4053
Total 10316

Gender Back to Top

Male 15478
Female 15387
Total 30865

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 2196
5-7 1169
8-9 688
10-14 1896
15 350
16-17 811
18-19 765
20-24 2004
25-29 2398
30-44 6502
45-59 5949
60-64 1864
65-74 2468
75-84 1280
85-89 351
90+ 174
Total 30865

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 8995
Married 10537
Divorced 2543
Separated 774
Widowed 1682
Same Sex 35
Total 24566

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 13156
Good 10533
Fair 4694
Bad 1985
Very Bad 497
Total 30865

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) 4285
Apprenticeship 904
2+ A Levels 2735
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3984
1-4 GCSEs 3940
No GCSEs 7133
Other 1585
Total 24566

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24553
Mixed Ethnicity 522
Indian 1682
Pakistani 2608
Bangladeshi 586
Chinese 151
Other Asian 255
Black African 294
Black Caribbean 58
Other Black/African/Caribbean 40
Other 116
Total 30865

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25788
Wales 123
Scotland 256
Northern Ireland 96
Republic of Ireland 143
European Union 1133
Other 3326
Total 30865

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22709
Republic of Ireland 110
Europe (including European Union) 1229
African Countries 176
Middle East or Asia 771
North America or Caribbean 35
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 5998

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17381
No Religion 6539
Buddhist 83
Hindu 1539
Jewish 22
Muslim 3380
Sikh 17
Other Religion 114
Not Stated 1790
Total 30865

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 8524
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2925
Self Employed 1548
Unemployed 1340
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1673
Retired 3148
Looking After Home or Family 1169
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1768
Other 666
Total 22761

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 1923
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 72
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 107
Construction 976
RetailInc. Wholesale 2456
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 760
Accommodation and Food 695
Information and Communication 302
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 478
Real Estate 213
Professional, Scientific and Technical 591
Administration 672
Public Administration and Defence 716
Education 965
HealthInc. Social Work 1916
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 502
Total 13368