Information about the GU5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU5 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 3001
Semi-Detached 1683
Terraced 579
Flat (Purpose-Built) 446
Flat (Converted) 170
Residence in Commercial Building 45
Caravan/Park/Temporary 40
Total 5964

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2380
Owned with Mortgage 1803
Shared Ownership 79
Rented: From Council 465
Rented: Other Social 101
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 593
Rented: Other 85
Rent Free 112
Total 5618

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 1491
Two People 2081
Three People 817
Four People 825
Five People 320
Six People 71
Seven People 8
8+ People 5
Total 5618

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 1723
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1105
C2 - Skilled manual workers 536
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 412
Total 3776

Gender Back to Top

Male 6647
Female 7331
Total 13978

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
0-4 775
5-7 558
8-9 349
10-14 869
15 186
16-17 382
18-19 260
20-24 549
25-29 485
30-44 2460
45-59 3147
60-64 1012
65-74 1518
75-84 946
85-89 286
90+ 196
Total 13978

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 2711
Married 6624
Divorced 840
Separated 226
Widowed 816
Same Sex 24
Total 11241

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 7740
Good 4465
Fair 1371
Bad 314
Very Bad 88
Total 13978

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) 5007
Apprenticeship 284
2+ A Levels 1335
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1636
1-4 GCSEs 1070
No GCSEs 1478
Other 431
Total 11241

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13508
Mixed Ethnicity 150
Indian 28
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 55
Other Asian 69
Black African 52
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 53
Total 13978

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11929
Wales 193
Scotland 250
Northern Ireland 65
Republic of Ireland 94
European Union 415
Other 1032
Total 13978

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11994
Republic of Ireland 133
Europe (including European Union) 402
African Countries 135
Middle East or Asia 170
North America or Caribbean 164
Central America 2
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 152
None 1186

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9597
No Religion 3009
Buddhist 41
Hindu 20
Jewish 31
Muslim 129
Sikh 2
Other Religion 51
Not Stated 1098
Total 13978

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 3405
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1263
Self Employed 1730
Unemployed 223
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 775
Retired 1504
Looking After Home or Family 594
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 133
Other 186
Total 9813

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 50
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 340
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 35
Construction 502
RetailInc. Wholesale 759
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 190
Accommodation and Food 292
Information and Communication 437
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 422
Real Estate 164
Professional, Scientific and Technical 953
Administration 344
Public Administration and Defence 244
Education 798
HealthInc. Social Work 620
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 412
Total 6612