Information about the GU4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU4 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 3965
Semi-Detached 2233
Terraced 1270
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1198
Flat (Converted) 240
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Caravan/Park/Temporary 45
Total 9018

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3303
Owned with Mortgage 3134
Shared Ownership 162
Rented: From Council 500
Rented: Other Social 226
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1149
Rented: Other 80
Rent Free 155
Total 8709

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 2424
Two People 3089
Three People 1302
Four People 1347
Five People 419
Six People 105
Seven People 17
8+ People 6
Total 8709

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 2785
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1967
C2 - Skilled manual workers 832
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 623
Total 6207

Gender Back to Top

Male 10113
Female 10850
Total 20963

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 1236
5-7 750
8-9 500
10-14 1315
15 258
16-17 533
18-19 394
20-24 988
25-29 1085
30-44 4268
45-59 4541
60-64 1332
65-74 1855
75-84 1316
85-89 398
90+ 194
Total 20963

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 4730
Married 9424
Divorced 1278
Separated 345
Widowed 1113
Same Sex 14
Total 16904

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 11547
Good 6853
Fair 1961
Bad 470
Very Bad 132
Total 20963

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) 7756
Apprenticeship 459
2+ A Levels 1991
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2406
1-4 GCSEs 1630
No GCSEs 1938
Other 724
Total 16904

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19421
Mixed Ethnicity 349
Indian 267
Pakistani 87
Bangladeshi 34
Chinese 202
Other Asian 190
Black African 101
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 281
Total 20963

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17197
Wales 275
Scotland 410
Northern Ireland 78
Republic of Ireland 133
European Union 850
Other 2020
Total 20963

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17742
Republic of Ireland 178
Europe (including European Union) 831
African Countries 266
Middle East or Asia 377
North America or Caribbean 255
Central America 6
South America 27
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 226
None 1697

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13275
No Religion 5211
Buddhist 92
Hindu 219
Jewish 63
Muslim 382
Sikh 28
Other Religion 55
Not Stated 1638
Total 20963

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 6323
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1964
Self Employed 1979
Unemployed 374
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1162
Retired 2004
Looking After Home or Family 766
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 215
Other 209
Total 14996

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 45
Manufacturing 576
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 42
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 38
Construction 661
RetailInc. Wholesale 1328
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 356
Accommodation and Food 403
Information and Communication 874
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 691
Real Estate 221
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1422
Administration 490
Public Administration and Defence 534
Education 1245
HealthInc. Social Work 1081
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 604
Total 10645