Information about the GU16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU16 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 4364
Semi-Detached 3069
Terraced 1679
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1110
Flat (Converted) 93
Residence in Commercial Building 129
Caravan/Park/Temporary 187
Total 10631

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3589
Owned with Mortgage 4403
Shared Ownership 81
Rented: From Council 99
Rented: Other Social 736
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 970
Rented: Other 365
Rent Free 97
Total 10340

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 2359
Two People 3623
Three People 1760
Four People 1818
Five People 567
Six People 160
Seven People 38
8+ People 15
Total 10340

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 2562
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2751
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1439
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 950
Total 7702

Gender Back to Top

Male 13334
Female 13432
Total 26766

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 1554
5-7 959
8-9 636
10-14 1725
15 333
16-17 780
18-19 575
20-24 1354
25-29 1424
30-44 5814
45-59 5681
60-64 1687
65-74 2316
75-84 1417
85-89 344
90+ 167
Total 26766

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 5713
Married 12287
Divorced 1747
Separated 485
Widowed 1294
Same Sex 33
Total 21559

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 14225
Good 8967
Fair 2691
Bad 700
Very Bad 183
Total 26766

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) 7009
Apprenticeship 824
2+ A Levels 2739
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3606
1-4 GCSEs 3089
No GCSEs 3230
Other 1062
Total 21559

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23977
Mixed Ethnicity 483
Indian 476
Pakistani 170
Bangladeshi 104
Chinese 186
Other Asian 883
Black African 187
Black Caribbean 77
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 197
Total 26766

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22212
Wales 367
Scotland 541
Northern Ireland 138
Republic of Ireland 178
European Union 780
Other 2550
Total 26766

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22643
Republic of Ireland 187
Europe (including European Union) 620
African Countries 313
Middle East or Asia 631
North America or Caribbean 149
Central America 2
South America 25
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 122
None 2535

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17079
No Religion 6345
Buddhist 242
Hindu 408
Jewish 31
Muslim 475
Sikh 103
Other Religion 131
Not Stated 1952
Total 26766

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 9144
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2775
Self Employed 1991
Unemployed 528
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1283
Retired 2607
Looking After Home or Family 761
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 307
Other 235
Total 19631

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 30
Manufacturing 940
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 60
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 101
Construction 1027
RetailInc. Wholesale 2049
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 780
Accommodation and Food 559
Information and Communication 1090
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 603
Real Estate 196
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1100
Administration 771
Public Administration and Defence 1265
Education 1209
HealthInc. Social Work 1845
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 763
Total 14403