Information about the GU3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU3 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 2609
Semi-Detached 2177
Terraced 812
Flat (Purpose-Built) 481
Flat (Converted) 122
Residence in Commercial Building 26
Caravan/Park/Temporary 272
Total 6499

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2524
Owned with Mortgage 2225
Shared Ownership 110
Rented: From Council 472
Rented: Other Social 217
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 553
Rented: Other 103
Rent Free 92
Total 6296

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 1488
Two People 2386
Three People 1040
Four People 973
Five People 310
Six People 72
Seven People 20
8+ People 7
Total 6296

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 1701
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1375
C2 - Skilled manual workers 803
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 621
Total 4500

Gender Back to Top

Male 7684
Female 8243
Total 15927

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
0-4 949
5-7 571
8-9 331
10-14 854
15 200
16-17 389
18-19 328
20-24 873
25-29 854
30-44 3030
45-59 3339
60-64 1110
65-74 1599
75-84 1011
85-89 281
90+ 208
Total 15927

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 3594
Married 7238
Divorced 998
Separated 254
Widowed 914
Same Sex 24
Total 13022

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 8119
Good 5527
Fair 1668
Bad 465
Very Bad 148
Total 15927

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) 4834
Apprenticeship 437
2+ A Levels 1538
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1842
1-4 GCSEs 1542
No GCSEs 2238
Other 591
Total 13022

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14871
Mixed Ethnicity 201
Indian 150
Pakistani 59
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 116
Other Asian 209
Black African 116
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 133
Total 15927

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13475
Wales 185
Scotland 271
Northern Ireland 58
Republic of Ireland 98
European Union 515
Other 1325
Total 15927

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13084
Republic of Ireland 110
Europe (including European Union) 504
African Countries 197
Middle East or Asia 322
North America or Caribbean 141
Central America 5
South America 24
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 118
None 1760

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10190
No Religion 3922
Buddhist 62
Hindu 117
Jewish 53
Muslim 253
Sikh 12
Other Religion 62
Not Stated 1256
Total 15927

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 4480
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1512
Self Employed 1626
Unemployed 303
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1007
Retired 1692
Looking After Home or Family 547
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 213
Other 142
Total 11522

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 45
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 431
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 38
Construction 678
RetailInc. Wholesale 1110
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 300
Accommodation and Food 323
Information and Communication 566
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 410
Real Estate 134
Professional, Scientific and Technical 830
Administration 412
Public Administration and Defence 353
Education 933
HealthInc. Social Work 876
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 451
Total 7936