Is anyone aware of any open UK demographic data (England would be sufficient) at full or out postcode level?

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    What do you mean by "outer postcode"? Postcode area, district, sector, something else? ONS have demographics by Lower Super Output Area: ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/populationandmigration/… Sep 5, 2017 at 21:14
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    Outer postcodes are the first 2-4 characters.
    – cs0815
    Sep 5, 2017 at 21:16
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    That part of the postcode is also known as the postcode district, outbound code, or outcode. I'm not aware of a dataset that gives you exactly what you need, but ONS has the demographic data by LSOA, and both postcode district and LSOA boundaries are available, so if you are handy with GIS you could approximate the demographics for postcode district. Happy to flesh this out in an answer if that helps. You could also contact the ONS directly and see if they have the data you need. Sep 6, 2017 at 6:33
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    Some data for England: ons.gov.uk/aboutus/transparencyandgovernance/… Sep 6, 2017 at 6:38
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    Thanks England would actually be sufficient. Populations size is a good start but debt levels, unemployment rates etc would be needed too.
    – cs0815
    Sep 6, 2017 at 7:33

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Sees like this https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/census/2011/postcode_headcounts_and_household_estimates

wget https://www.nomisweb.co.uk/output/census/2011/Postcode_Estimates_Table_1.csv 

$ head Postcode_Estimates_Table_1.csv 
"AL1 1AG",14,6,8,6
"AL1 1AJ",124,60,64,51
"AL1 1AR",32,17,15,17
"AL1 1AS",34,17,17,13
"AL1 1BH",52,15,37,41
"AL1 1BX",54,26,28,19
"AL1 1BY",18,9,9,5
"AL1 1BZ",18,11,7,12
"AL1 1DG",24,10,14,8

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