Information about the CT17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CT17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CT17 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 1276
Semi-Detached 2384
Terraced 4795
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1939
Flat (Converted) 687
Residence in Commercial Building 227
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 11313

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2755
Owned with Mortgage 3283
Shared Ownership 56
Rented: From Council 965
Rented: Other Social 965
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2484
Rented: Other 181
Rent Free 120
Total 10809

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 3630
Two People 3504
Three People 1756
Four People 1205
Five People 425
Six People 184
Seven People 62
8+ People 43
Total 10809

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 889
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2653
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1861
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2869
Total 8272

Gender Back to Top

Male 12694
Female 12608
Total 25302

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 1849
5-7 880
8-9 604
10-14 1574
15 370
16-17 680
18-19 638
20-24 1607
25-29 1841
30-44 5149
45-59 4816
60-64 1483
65-74 1904
75-84 1300
85-89 393
90+ 214
Total 25302

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 7182
Married 8363
Divorced 2231
Separated 734
Widowed 1458
Same Sex 57
Total 20025

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 10904
Good 9134
Fair 3662
Bad 1279
Very Bad 323
Total 25302

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) 3276
Apprenticeship 655
2+ A Levels 2519
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3694
1-4 GCSEs 3396
No GCSEs 5317
Other 1168
Total 20025

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24211
Mixed Ethnicity 308
Indian 151
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 68
Chinese 86
Other Asian 234
Black African 115
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 68
Total 25302

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22215
Wales 194
Scotland 339
Northern Ireland 81
Republic of Ireland 98
European Union 1332
Other 1043
Total 25302

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17896
Republic of Ireland 88
Europe (including European Union) 1116
African Countries 85
Middle East or Asia 290
North America or Caribbean 81
Central America 2
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 5834

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15490
No Religion 7345
Buddhist 99
Hindu 135
Jewish 13
Muslim 188
Sikh 17
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 1907
Total 25302

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 7045
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2850
Self Employed 1209
Unemployed 1142
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1171
Retired 2373
Looking After Home or Family 918
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 932
Other 478
Total 18118

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 44
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 653
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 42
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 93
Construction 899
RetailInc. Wholesale 1783
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1577
Accommodation and Food 747
Information and Communication 140
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 338
Real Estate 85
Professional, Scientific and Technical 348
Administration 644
Public Administration and Defence 1151
Education 1011
HealthInc. Social Work 1459
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 443
Total 11464