Information about the GU21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU21 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 6123
Semi-Detached 4987
Terraced 4942
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4700
Flat (Converted) 443
Residence in Commercial Building 259
Caravan/Park/Temporary 19
Total 21473

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5912
Owned with Mortgage 8354
Shared Ownership 255
Rented: From Council 2123
Rented: Other Social 909
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2957
Rented: Other 206
Rent Free 195
Total 20911

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 5535
Two People 6691
Three People 3475
Four People 3481
Five People 1155
Six People 405
Seven People 90
8+ People 79
Total 20911

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 5636
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5003
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2798
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2915
Total 16352

Gender Back to Top

Male 26445
Female 26775
Total 53220

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 4046
5-7 1983
8-9 1262
10-14 3012
15 626
16-17 1281
18-19 1103
20-24 2841
25-29 3857
30-44 12787
45-59 10470
60-64 2889
65-74 3629
75-84 2377
85-89 711
90+ 346
Total 53220

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 13213
Married 22312
Divorced 3337
Separated 1084
Widowed 2277
Same Sex 68
Total 42291

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 27279
Good 18543
Fair 5565
Bad 1424
Very Bad 409
Total 53220

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) 15326
Apprenticeship 1107
2+ A Levels 4865
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6087
1-4 GCSEs 5421
No GCSEs 6688
Other 2797
Total 42291

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 43200
Mixed Ethnicity 1285
Indian 1344
Pakistani 3866
Bangladeshi 287
Chinese 535
Other Asian 1305
Black African 571
Black Caribbean 156
Other Black/African/Caribbean 56
Other 615
Total 53220

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 40634
Wales 532
Scotland 865
Northern Ireland 235
Republic of Ireland 426
European Union 2762
Other 7766
Total 53220

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 41718
Republic of Ireland 478
Europe (including European Union) 3077
African Countries 990
Middle East or Asia 2366
North America or Caribbean 389
Central America 13
South America 136
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 330
None 5063

Religion Back to Top

Christian 29983
No Religion 12518
Buddhist 461
Hindu 1170
Jewish 118
Muslim 4828
Sikh 82
Other Religion 166
Not Stated 3894
Total 53220

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 17759
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4954
Self Employed 4190
Unemployed 1300
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2683
Retired 4090
Looking After Home or Family 2152
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 979
Other 750
Total 38857

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 43
Mining/Quarrying 96
Manufacturing 1640
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 93
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 158
Construction 1707
RetailInc. Wholesale 4373
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1582
Accommodation and Food 1200
Information and Communication 2332
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1489
Real Estate 358
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2746
Administration 1604
Public Administration and Defence 1504
Education 2273
HealthInc. Social Work 2965
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1773
Total 27936