Information about the GU23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU23 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 1688
Semi-Detached 1013
Terraced 293
Flat (Purpose-Built) 255
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 38
Caravan/Park/Temporary 56
Total 3408

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1302
Owned with Mortgage 1188
Shared Ownership 25
Rented: From Council 212
Rented: Other Social 86
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 294
Rented: Other 89
Rent Free 70
Total 3266

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 808
Two People 1182
Three People 513
Four People 533
Five People 179
Six People 41
Seven People 5
8+ People 5
Total 3266

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 944
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 708
C2 - Skilled manual workers 371
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 254
Total 2277

Gender Back to Top

Male 4043
Female 4380
Total 8423

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
0-4 490
5-7 306
8-9 214
10-14 491
15 88
16-17 185
18-19 135
20-24 324
25-29 366
30-44 1698
45-59 1909
60-64 608
65-74 839
75-84 550
85-89 146
90+ 74
Total 8423

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 1747
Married 3902
Divorced 527
Separated 166
Widowed 480
Same Sex 12
Total 6834

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 4419
Good 2797
Fair 903
Bad 241
Very Bad 63
Total 8423

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) 2726
Apprenticeship 219
2+ A Levels 758
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1089
1-4 GCSEs 712
No GCSEs 1050
Other 280
Total 6834

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7947
Mixed Ethnicity 133
Indian 100
Pakistani 54
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 37
Other Asian 57
Black African 26
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 23
Total 8423

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7175
Wales 141
Scotland 143
Northern Ireland 25
Republic of Ireland 51
European Union 300
Other 588
Total 8423

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7109
Republic of Ireland 58
Europe (including European Union) 272
African Countries 78
Middle East or Asia 93
North America or Caribbean 63
Central America 2
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 77
None 827

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5613
No Religion 1890
Buddhist 38
Hindu 71
Jewish 25
Muslim 89
Sikh 11
Other Religion 30
Not Stated 656
Total 8423

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 2282
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 830
Self Employed 946
Unemployed 114
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 324
Retired 843
Looking After Home or Family 303
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 99
Other 323
Total 6064

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 28
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 243
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 345
RetailInc. Wholesale 572
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 152
Accommodation and Food 136
Information and Communication 280
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 235
Real Estate 82
Professional, Scientific and Technical 491
Administration 224
Public Administration and Defence 223
Education 404
HealthInc. Social Work 386
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 312
Total 4165