Information about the GU1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU1 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 3821
Semi-Detached 3942
Terraced 1801
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4082
Flat (Converted) 1359
Residence in Commercial Building 190
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 15199

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4151
Owned with Mortgage 4355
Shared Ownership 233
Rented: From Council 1435
Rented: Other Social 679
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3001
Rented: Other 221
Rent Free 188
Total 14263

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 4537
Two People 4714
Three People 2153
Four People 1970
Five People 640
Six People 189
Seven People 45
8+ People 15
Total 14263

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 4569
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3389
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1430
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1568
Total 10956

Gender Back to Top

Male 17786
Female 17591
Total 35377

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 1949
5-7 1086
8-9 695
10-14 1820
15 350
16-17 787
18-19 1509
20-24 3475
25-29 3149
30-44 7850
45-59 6080
60-64 1675
65-74 2301
75-84 1796
85-89 545
90+ 310
Total 35377

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 12760
Married 12528
Divorced 2051
Separated 570
Widowed 1534
Same Sex 34
Total 29477

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 19333
Good 11631
Fair 3403
Bad 780
Very Bad 230
Total 35377

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) 13436
Apprenticeship 606
2+ A Levels 4215
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3420
1-4 GCSEs 2431
No GCSEs 3632
Other 1737
Total 29477

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31127
Mixed Ethnicity 853
Indian 593
Pakistani 121
Bangladeshi 125
Chinese 716
Other Asian 757
Black African 286
Black Caribbean 88
Other Black/African/Caribbean 45
Other 666
Total 35377

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26660
Wales 498
Scotland 695
Northern Ireland 182
Republic of Ireland 259
European Union 2482
Other 4601
Total 35377

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27192
Republic of Ireland 287
Europe (including European Union) 2761
African Countries 465
Middle East or Asia 1455
North America or Caribbean 419
Central America 25
South America 147
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 316
None 3323

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19551
No Religion 11018
Buddhist 329
Hindu 427
Jewish 110
Muslim 951
Sikh 69
Other Religion 144
Not Stated 2778
Total 35377

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 11284
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2911
Self Employed 2675
Unemployed 809
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4575
Retired 2402
Looking After Home or Family 1116
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 602
Other 452
Total 26826

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 71
Manufacturing 922
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 75
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 81
Construction 1001
RetailInc. Wholesale 2527
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 589
Accommodation and Food 1072
Information and Communication 1636
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 961
Real Estate 262
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2165
Administration 852
Public Administration and Defence 809
Education 2203
HealthInc. Social Work 1862
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1039
Total 18150