Information about the HG5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HG5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HG5 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 3314
Semi-Detached 2893
Terraced 1446
Flat (Purpose-Built) 699
Flat (Converted) 168
Residence in Commercial Building 143
Caravan/Park/Temporary 129
Total 8792

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3525
Owned with Mortgage 3019
Shared Ownership 45
Rented: From Council 464
Rented: Other Social 276
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 893
Rented: Other 107
Rent Free 119
Total 8448

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 2200
Two People 3298
Three People 1355
Four People 1167
Five People 320
Six People 87
Seven People 18
8+ People 3
Total 8448

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 1771
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1819
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1180
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 932
Total 5702

Gender Back to Top

Male 9720
Female 10257
Total 19977

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
0-4 988
5-7 681
8-9 477
10-14 1231
15 283
16-17 491
18-19 369
20-24 803
25-29 753
30-44 3479
45-59 4704
60-64 1515
65-74 2251
75-84 1436
85-89 361
90+ 155
Total 19977

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 3777
Married 9347
Divorced 1524
Separated 332
Widowed 1296
Same Sex 41
Total 16317

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 9960
Good 6762
Fair 2495
Bad 589
Very Bad 171
Total 19977

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) 5527
Apprenticeship 724
2+ A Levels 1888
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2694
1-4 GCSEs 1983
No GCSEs 2939
Other 562
Total 16317

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19570
Mixed Ethnicity 161
Indian 51
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 43
Other Asian 52
Black African 19
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 26
Total 19977

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18178
Wales 179
Scotland 550
Northern Ireland 109
Republic of Ireland 65
European Union 310
Other 586
Total 19977

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16574
Republic of Ireland 61
Europe (including European Union) 197
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 46
North America or Caribbean 214
Central America 1
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 57
None 2917

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13972
No Religion 4375
Buddhist 41
Hindu 31
Jewish 15
Muslim 46
Sikh 6
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 1415
Total 19977

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 5437
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2345
Self Employed 1871
Unemployed 354
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 821
Retired 2591
Looking After Home or Family 490
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 296
Other 160
Total 14365

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 204
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 735
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 38
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 63
Construction 729
RetailInc. Wholesale 1735
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 323
Accommodation and Food 585
Information and Communication 310
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 528
Real Estate 115
Professional, Scientific and Technical 783
Administration 417
Public Administration and Defence 516
Education 1018
HealthInc. Social Work 1394
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 509
Total 10012