Information about the GU2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU2 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 2897
Semi-Detached 5782
Terraced 1878
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2225
Flat (Converted) 440
Residence in Commercial Building 106
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 13343

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3528
Owned with Mortgage 4331
Shared Ownership 266
Rented: From Council 1784
Rented: Other Social 423
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2132
Rented: Other 207
Rent Free 150
Total 12821

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 3246
Two People 4046
Three People 2303
Four People 2217
Five People 768
Six People 192
Seven People 37
8+ People 12
Total 12821

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 3452
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3397
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1644
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1586
Total 10079

Gender Back to Top

Male 18370
Female 18444
Total 36814

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 2170
5-7 1066
8-9 592
10-14 1519
15 297
16-17 680
18-19 2460
20-24 5880
25-29 3129
30-44 7498
45-59 5726
60-64 1634
65-74 2032
75-84 1428
85-89 446
90+ 257
Total 36814

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 15226
Married 12004
Divorced 1934
Separated 534
Widowed 1427
Same Sex 45
Total 31170

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 20176
Good 12231
Fair 3350
Bad 845
Very Bad 212
Total 36814

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) 11442
Apprenticeship 741
2+ A Levels 6464
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3640
1-4 GCSEs 3121
No GCSEs 3919
Other 1843
Total 31170

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31125
Mixed Ethnicity 812
Indian 723
Pakistani 248
Bangladeshi 153
Chinese 1119
Other Asian 1102
Black African 634
Black Caribbean 112
Other Black/African/Caribbean 46
Other 740
Total 36814

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27800
Wales 388
Scotland 505
Northern Ireland 165
Republic of Ireland 258
European Union 2222
Other 5476
Total 36814

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27297
Republic of Ireland 296
Europe (including European Union) 2471
African Countries 746
Middle East or Asia 2276
North America or Caribbean 307
Central America 13
South America 110
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 218
None 3924

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19833
No Religion 11627
Buddhist 331
Hindu 573
Jewish 76
Muslim 1380
Sikh 77
Other Religion 144
Not Stated 2773
Total 36814

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 10587
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3043
Self Employed 2259
Unemployed 793
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8304
Retired 2192
Looking After Home or Family 1010
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 514
Other 337
Total 29039

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 38
Mining/Quarrying 37
Manufacturing 864
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 46
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 103
Construction 1173
RetailInc. Wholesale 2864
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 652
Accommodation and Food 1126
Information and Communication 1384
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 791
Real Estate 186
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1694
Administration 786
Public Administration and Defence 767
Education 2319
HealthInc. Social Work 2207
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1112
Total 18149