Information about the HG4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HG4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HG4 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 4412
Semi-Detached 3745
Terraced 2743
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1146
Flat (Converted) 323
Residence in Commercial Building 153
Caravan/Park/Temporary 195
Total 12717

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4397
Owned with Mortgage 3527
Shared Ownership 74
Rented: From Council 863
Rented: Other Social 534
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1835
Rented: Other 431
Rent Free 288
Total 11949

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 3305
Two People 4683
Three People 1791
Four People 1527
Five People 485
Six People 123
Seven People 26
8+ People 9
Total 11949

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 1887
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2414
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2088
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1806
Total 8195

Gender Back to Top

Male 14115
Female 14304
Total 28419

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 1558
5-7 966
8-9 673
10-14 1676
15 329
16-17 700
18-19 612
20-24 1357
25-29 1394
30-44 5266
45-59 5981
60-64 2045
65-74 3169
75-84 1879
85-89 499
90+ 315
Total 28419

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 5838
Married 12929
Divorced 2068
Separated 552
Widowed 1805
Same Sex 25
Total 23217

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 13687
Good 9916
Fair 3578
Bad 980
Very Bad 258
Total 28419

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) 6645
Apprenticeship 910
2+ A Levels 2847
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3881
1-4 GCSEs 2951
No GCSEs 4822
Other 1161
Total 23217

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27760
Mixed Ethnicity 281
Indian 36
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 49
Other Asian 70
Black African 92
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 21
Other 74
Total 28419

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25260
Wales 304
Scotland 716
Northern Ireland 155
Republic of Ireland 74
European Union 926
Other 984
Total 28419

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22171
Republic of Ireland 54
Europe (including European Union) 669
African Countries 136
Middle East or Asia 97
North America or Caribbean 295
Central America 1
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 90
None 5096

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20501
No Religion 5693
Buddhist 57
Hindu 25
Jewish 30
Muslim 58
Sikh 12
Other Religion 95
Not Stated 1948
Total 28419

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 8237
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3049
Self Employed 2907
Unemployed 537
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1012
Retired 3371
Looking After Home or Family 651
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 486
Other 274
Total 20524

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 694
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 1128
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 108
Construction 1263
RetailInc. Wholesale 2698
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 533
Accommodation and Food 883
Information and Communication 277
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 349
Real Estate 164
Professional, Scientific and Technical 896
Administration 566
Public Administration and Defence 1306
Education 1265
HealthInc. Social Work 1573
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 836
Total 14592