Information about the GU17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU17 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 5435
Semi-Detached 3897
Terraced 3568
Flat (Purpose-Built) 980
Flat (Converted) 130
Residence in Commercial Building 158
Caravan/Park/Temporary 106
Total 14274

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4980
Owned with Mortgage 6510
Shared Ownership 72
Rented: From Council 161
Rented: Other Social 859
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1103
Rented: Other 196
Rent Free 110
Total 13991

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 3051
Two People 5004
Three People 2494
Four People 2426
Five People 761
Six People 208
Seven People 31
8+ People 16
Total 13991

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 3227
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3434
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2184
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1438
Total 10283

Gender Back to Top

Male 18557
Female 18311
Total 36868

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 2029
5-7 1328
8-9 814
10-14 2270
15 466
16-17 946
18-19 777
20-24 2342
25-29 2096
30-44 7288
45-59 7956
60-64 2564
65-74 3535
75-84 1833
85-89 404
90+ 220
Total 36868

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 8536
Married 16567
Divorced 2435
Separated 675
Widowed 1714
Same Sex 34
Total 29961

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 19243
Good 12861
Fair 3655
Bad 832
Very Bad 277
Total 36868

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) 9269
Apprenticeship 1303
2+ A Levels 3874
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5154
1-4 GCSEs 4373
No GCSEs 4736
Other 1252
Total 29961

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34729
Mixed Ethnicity 535
Indian 290
Pakistani 101
Bangladeshi 71
Chinese 115
Other Asian 594
Black African 189
Black Caribbean 80
Other Black/African/Caribbean 35
Other 129
Total 36868

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32069
Wales 525
Scotland 661
Northern Ireland 170
Republic of Ireland 215
European Union 1056
Other 2172
Total 36868

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31210
Republic of Ireland 224
Europe (including European Union) 733
African Countries 308
Middle East or Asia 502
North America or Caribbean 165
Central America 7
South America 28
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 125
None 3962

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23190
No Religion 9826
Buddhist 248
Hindu 326
Jewish 44
Muslim 336
Sikh 67
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 2704
Total 36868

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 12659
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3971
Self Employed 2929
Unemployed 706
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1603
Retired 3917
Looking After Home or Family 963
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 403
Other 353
Total 27504

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 32
Manufacturing 1392
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 69
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 173
Construction 1606
RetailInc. Wholesale 3237
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1121
Accommodation and Food 878
Information and Communication 1639
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 675
Real Estate 188
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1416
Administration 1131
Public Administration and Defence 1916
Education 1795
HealthInc. Social Work 1915
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 991
Total 20208