Information about the GL18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL18 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 2088
Semi-Detached 1103
Terraced 543
Flat (Purpose-Built) 266
Flat (Converted) 105
Residence in Commercial Building 61
Caravan/Park/Temporary 24
Total 4190

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1748
Owned with Mortgage 1188
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 75
Rented: Other Social 298
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 454
Rented: Other 68
Rent Free 74
Total 3927

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 1046
Two People 1625
Three People 563
Four People 452
Five People 160
Six People 52
Seven People 18
8+ People 11
Total 3927

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 690
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 738
C2 - Skilled manual workers 654
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 505
Total 2587

Gender Back to Top

Male 4523
Female 4719
Total 9242

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
0-4 379
5-7 231
8-9 181
10-14 571
15 118
16-17 224
18-19 181
20-24 467
25-29 349
30-44 1495
45-59 2134
60-64 839
65-74 1147
75-84 648
85-89 165
90+ 113
Total 9242

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 1967
Married 4294
Divorced 734
Separated 164
Widowed 591
Same Sex 12
Total 7762

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 4251
Good 3373
Fair 1235
Bad 305
Very Bad 78
Total 9242

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) 2405
Apprenticeship 277
2+ A Levels 858
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1227
1-4 GCSEs 982
No GCSEs 1622
Other 391
Total 7762

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9097
Mixed Ethnicity 83
Indian 11
Chinese 4
Other Asian 28
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 9242

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8198
Wales 351
Scotland 100
Northern Ireland 29
Republic of Ireland 46
European Union 291
Other 227
Total 9242

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6885
Republic of Ireland 40
Europe (including European Union) 221
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 27
North America or Caribbean 30
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 45
None 2048

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6212
No Religion 2223
Buddhist 38
Hindu 5
Jewish 8
Muslim 7
Sikh 4
Other Religion 42
Not Stated 703
Total 9242

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 2409
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 977
Self Employed 1084
Unemployed 187
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 392
Retired 1307
Looking After Home or Family 221
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 166
Other 93
Total 6836

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 283
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 454
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 29
Construction 403
RetailInc. Wholesale 713
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 138
Accommodation and Food 203
Information and Communication 128
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 109
Real Estate 69
Professional, Scientific and Technical 288
Administration 235
Public Administration and Defence 224
Education 485
HealthInc. Social Work 566
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 239
Total 4605