Information about the GU26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU26 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 1906
Semi-Detached 665
Terraced 272
Flat (Purpose-Built) 661
Flat (Converted) 226
Residence in Commercial Building 135
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 3880

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1456
Owned with Mortgage 1309
Shared Ownership 26
Rented: From Council 173
Rented: Other Social 123
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 440
Rented: Other 63
Rent Free 63
Total 3653

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 1099
Two People 1387
Three People 454
Four People 478
Five People 169
Six People 58
Seven People 8
8+ People 0
Total 3653

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 1002
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 751
C2 - Skilled manual workers 395
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 267
Total 2415

Gender Back to Top

Male 4327
Female 4675
Total 9002

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
0-4 430
5-7 302
8-9 199
10-14 521
15 103
16-17 227
18-19 177
20-24 348
25-29 382
30-44 1645
45-59 1950
60-64 596
65-74 963
75-84 736
85-89 243
90+ 180
Total 9002

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 1855
Married 4149
Divorced 568
Separated 148
Widowed 707
Same Sex 20
Total 7447

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 4619
Good 2962
Fair 1006
Bad 309
Very Bad 106
Total 9002

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) 3004
Apprenticeship 192
2+ A Levels 925
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1101
1-4 GCSEs 744
No GCSEs 1109
Other 372
Total 7447

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8584
Mixed Ethnicity 144
Indian 65
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 56
Other Asian 62
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 20
Total 9002

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7530
Wales 125
Scotland 158
Northern Ireland 69
Republic of Ireland 59
European Union 380
Other 681
Total 9002

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7508
Republic of Ireland 70
Europe (including European Union) 313
African Countries 62
Middle East or Asia 103
North America or Caribbean 80
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 107
None 932

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5872
No Religion 2248
Buddhist 23
Hindu 40
Jewish 15
Muslim 58
Sikh 2
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 703
Total 9002

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 2451
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 771
Self Employed 965
Unemployed 120
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 413
Retired 957
Looking After Home or Family 302
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 197
Other 112
Total 6288

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 227
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 278
RetailInc. Wholesale 572
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 131
Accommodation and Food 225
Information and Communication 306
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 211
Real Estate 73
Professional, Scientific and Technical 535
Administration 253
Public Administration and Defence 150
Education 509
HealthInc. Social Work 466
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 311
Total 4314