Information about the GU18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU18 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 1992
Semi-Detached 559
Terraced 424
Flat (Purpose-Built) 418
Flat (Converted) 72
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 3498

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1344
Owned with Mortgage 1492
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social 117
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 333
Rented: Other 24
Rent Free 23
Total 3369

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 825
Two People 1233
Three People 511
Four People 609
Five People 153
Six People 29
Seven People 5
8+ People 4
Total 3369

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 1003
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 857
C2 - Skilled manual workers 347
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 226
Total 2433

Gender Back to Top

Male 4083
Female 4262
Total 8345

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
0-4 466
5-7 290
8-9 192
10-14 523
15 116
16-17 213
18-19 143
20-24 326
25-29 355
30-44 1701
45-59 1949
60-64 545
65-74 808
75-84 541
85-89 112
90+ 65
Total 8345

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 1614
Married 4075
Divorced 517
Separated 113
Widowed 429
Same Sex 10
Total 6758

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 4499
Good 2854
Fair 757
Bad 177
Very Bad 58
Total 8345

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) 2620
Apprenticeship 237
2+ A Levels 824
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1099
1-4 GCSEs 812
No GCSEs 903
Other 263
Total 6758

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7766
Mixed Ethnicity 134
Indian 144
Pakistani 55
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 85
Other Asian 80
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 34
Total 8345

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7113
Wales 123
Scotland 186
Northern Ireland 42
Republic of Ireland 60
European Union 251
Other 570
Total 8345

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7344
Republic of Ireland 56
Europe (including European Union) 240
African Countries 61
Middle East or Asia 115
North America or Caribbean 79
Central America 2
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 62
None 557

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5581
No Religion 1851
Buddhist 33
Hindu 120
Jewish 22
Muslim 88
Sikh 26
Other Religion 19
Not Stated 605
Total 8345

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 2583
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 831
Self Employed 839
Unemployed 138
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 381
Retired 896
Looking After Home or Family 253
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 60
Other 59
Total 6040

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 314
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 296
RetailInc. Wholesale 648
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 346
Accommodation and Food 132
Information and Communication 415
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 199
Real Estate 70
Professional, Scientific and Technical 443
Administration 244
Public Administration and Defence 212
Education 408
HealthInc. Social Work 365
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 251
Total 4407