Information about the HG2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HG2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HG2 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 3892
Semi-Detached 5096
Terraced 3153
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2180
Flat (Converted) 1595
Residence in Commercial Building 211
Caravan/Park/Temporary 128
Total 16255

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6028
Owned with Mortgage 5290
Shared Ownership 109
Rented: From Council 572
Rented: Other Social 728
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2383
Rented: Other 185
Rent Free 193
Total 15488

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 4840
Two People 5456
Three People 2247
Four People 2141
Five People 625
Six People 149
Seven People 22
8+ People 8
Total 15488

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 3794
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3502
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1631
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1780
Total 10707

Gender Back to Top

Male 17226
Female 19096
Total 36322

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 2110
5-7 1238
8-9 812
10-14 2279
15 463
16-17 967
18-19 722
20-24 1553
25-29 1723
30-44 7326
45-59 7487
60-64 2171
65-74 3360
75-84 2625
85-89 914
90+ 572
Total 36322

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 8146
Married 15097
Divorced 2905
Separated 631
Widowed 2599
Same Sex 42
Total 29420

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 18661
Good 11979
Fair 4297
Bad 1104
Very Bad 281
Total 36322

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) 11536
Apprenticeship 894
2+ A Levels 3243
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4604
1-4 GCSEs 3098
No GCSEs 4711
Other 1334
Total 29420

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34670
Mixed Ethnicity 507
Indian 234
Pakistani 33
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 202
Other Asian 220
Black African 183
Black Caribbean 43
Other Black/African/Caribbean 104
Other 102
Total 36322

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31132
Wales 353
Scotland 1135
Northern Ireland 194
Republic of Ireland 214
European Union 1119
Other 2175
Total 36322

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29412
Republic of Ireland 201
Europe (including European Union) 880
African Countries 148
Middle East or Asia 330
North America or Caribbean 846
Central America 1
South America 17
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 146
None 4724

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24302
No Religion 8889
Buddhist 102
Hindu 57
Jewish 92
Muslim 171
Sikh 18
Other Religion 119
Not Stated 2572
Total 36322

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 10439
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3867
Self Employed 2947
Unemployed 688
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1635
Retired 3852
Looking After Home or Family 887
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 652
Other 342
Total 25309

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 79
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 1039
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 78
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 1012
RetailInc. Wholesale 2953
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 408
Accommodation and Food 1121
Information and Communication 749
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 912
Real Estate 254
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1841
Administration 751
Public Administration and Defence 949
Education 1978
HealthInc. Social Work 2701
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1030
Total 17929