Information about the E16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district E16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about E16 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 964
Semi-Detached 1912
Terraced 4967
Flat (Purpose-Built) 10770
Flat (Converted) 853
Residence in Commercial Building 150
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 19629

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1341
Owned with Mortgage 3318
Shared Ownership 469
Rented: From Council 4825
Rented: Other Social 2437
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6329
Rented: Other 236
Rent Free 224
Total 19179

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 5913
Two People 5130
Three People 3250
Four People 2453
Five People 1299
Six People 771
Seven People 202
8+ People 161
Total 19179

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 3666
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4977
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3028
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5246
Total 16917

Gender Back to Top

Male 25391
Female 25166
Total 50557

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 4067
5-7 1798
8-9 1224
10-14 3134
15 663
16-17 1260
18-19 1533
20-24 5228
25-29 7074
30-44 13243
45-59 6914
60-64 1364
65-74 1778
75-84 969
85-89 207
90+ 101
Total 50557

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 19967
Married 13381
Divorced 3024
Separated 1710
Widowed 1466
Same Sex 123
Total 39671

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 25239
Good 17215
Fair 5356
Bad 2065
Very Bad 682
Total 50557

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) 12466
Apprenticeship 455
2+ A Levels 4060
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4546
1-4 GCSEs 4212
No GCSEs 8385
Other 5547
Total 39671

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22979
Mixed Ethnicity 2860
Indian 2449
Pakistani 1299
Bangladeshi 2853
Chinese 1373
Other Asian 1966
Black African 9559
Black Caribbean 2153
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1348
Other 1718
Total 50557

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25791
Wales 138
Scotland 334
Northern Ireland 121
Republic of Ireland 400
European Union 7170
Other 16603
Total 50557

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28944
Republic of Ireland 435
Europe (including European Union) 8861
African Countries 3572
Middle East or Asia 3857
North America or Caribbean 483
Central America 17
South America 441
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 233
None 4925

Religion Back to Top

Christian 28634
No Religion 8127
Buddhist 541
Hindu 1658
Jewish 78
Muslim 7490
Sikh 281
Other Religion 181
Not Stated 3567
Total 50557

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 14180
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3668
Self Employed 4096
Unemployed 2687
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6487
Retired 2016
Looking After Home or Family 2069
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1622
Other 1569
Total 38394

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 682
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 52
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 136
Construction 2455
RetailInc. Wholesale 2671
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1277
Accommodation and Food 2610
Information and Communication 1196
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2072
Real Estate 401
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1572
Administration 2184
Public Administration and Defence 896
Education 1756
HealthInc. Social Work 2395
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1163
Total 23542