Information about the CT21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CT21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CT21 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 3217
Semi-Detached 2443
Terraced 1862
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1391
Flat (Converted) 444
Residence in Commercial Building 185
Caravan/Park/Temporary 58
Total 9600

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4054
Owned with Mortgage 2576
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 632
Rented: Other Social 208
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1252
Rented: Other 167
Rent Free 142
Total 9067

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 3105
Two People 3531
Three People 1151
Four People 856
Five People 307
Six People 79
Seven People 25
8+ People 13
Total 9067

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 1399
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1854
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1147
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1083
Total 5483

Gender Back to Top

Male 9376
Female 10342
Total 19718

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
0-4 896
5-7 525
8-9 339
10-14 973
15 215
16-17 412
18-19 354
20-24 821
25-29 694
30-44 3120
45-59 4103
60-64 1754
65-74 2686
75-84 1852
85-89 578
90+ 396
Total 19718

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 4197
Married 8672
Divorced 1679
Separated 434
Widowed 1720
Same Sex 68
Total 16770

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 8188
Good 7156
Fair 3178
Bad 919
Very Bad 277
Total 19718

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) 4809
Apprenticeship 735
2+ A Levels 1846
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2712
1-4 GCSEs 2111
No GCSEs 3776
Other 781
Total 16770

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19158
Mixed Ethnicity 159
Indian 73
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 44
Other Asian 202
Black African 23
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 24
Total 19718

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17577
Wales 182
Scotland 321
Northern Ireland 93
Republic of Ireland 147
European Union 569
Other 829
Total 19718

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16218
Republic of Ireland 114
Europe (including European Union) 373
African Countries 39
Middle East or Asia 222
North America or Caribbean 57
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 70
None 2762

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13275
No Religion 4515
Buddhist 82
Hindu 144
Jewish 19
Muslim 52
Sikh 10
Other Religion 106
Not Stated 1515
Total 19718

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 4575
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2016
Self Employed 1697
Unemployed 444
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 772
Retired 3190
Looking After Home or Family 530
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 513
Other 207
Total 13944

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 64
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 469
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 118
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 43
Construction 855
RetailInc. Wholesale 1193
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 470
Accommodation and Food 493
Information and Communication 193
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 404
Real Estate 114
Professional, Scientific and Technical 530
Administration 485
Public Administration and Defence 641
Education 872
HealthInc. Social Work 1236
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 397
Total 8580