Information about the OL7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL7 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 863
Semi-Detached 2815
Terraced 3336
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1715
Flat (Converted) 165
Residence in Commercial Building 102
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 8997

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2008
Owned with Mortgage 2500
Shared Ownership 39
Rented: From Council 433
Rented: Other Social 2131
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1179
Rented: Other 111
Rent Free 113
Total 8514

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 3017
Two People 2447
Three People 1393
Four People 977
Five People 372
Six People 189
Seven People 71
8+ People 48
Total 8514

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 677
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1863
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1517
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2580
Total 6637

Gender Back to Top

Male 10045
Female 10038
Total 20083

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 1487
5-7 744
8-9 449
10-14 1261
15 254
16-17 566
18-19 507
20-24 1441
25-29 1442
30-44 4047
45-59 3971
60-64 1184
65-74 1466
75-84 895
85-89 261
90+ 108
Total 20083

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 5730
Married 6764
Divorced 1678
Separated 526
Widowed 1170
Same Sex 20
Total 15888

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 8464
Good 6748
Fair 3198
Bad 1317
Very Bad 356
Total 20083

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) 2446
Apprenticeship 642
2+ A Levels 1748
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2570
1-4 GCSEs 2667
No GCSEs 4804
Other 1011
Total 15888

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15566
Mixed Ethnicity 363
Indian 949
Pakistani 2008
Bangladeshi 662
Chinese 105
Other Asian 128
Black African 172
Black Caribbean 48
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 56
Total 20083

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16660
Wales 72
Scotland 189
Northern Ireland 50
Republic of Ireland 105
European Union 690
Other 2317
Total 20083

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14922
Republic of Ireland 73
Europe (including European Union) 811
African Countries 83
Middle East or Asia 505
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 1
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 3765

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11012
No Religion 4123
Buddhist 64
Hindu 885
Jewish 4
Muslim 2775
Sikh 6
Other Religion 52
Not Stated 1162
Total 20083

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 5515
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1893
Self Employed 1017
Unemployed 824
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1122
Retired 1846
Looking After Home or Family 810
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1182
Other 415
Total 14624

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 10
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 1360
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 46
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 636
RetailInc. Wholesale 1667
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 500
Accommodation and Food 509
Information and Communication 184
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 320
Real Estate 142
Professional, Scientific and Technical 398
Administration 423
Public Administration and Defence 462
Education 625
HealthInc. Social Work 1008
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 349
Total 8713