Information about the HP16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HP16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HP16 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 3114
Semi-Detached 1139
Terraced 911
Flat (Purpose-Built) 360
Flat (Converted) 76
Residence in Commercial Building 70
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 5684

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2461
Owned with Mortgage 1928
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 61
Rented: Other Social 400
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 448
Rented: Other 58
Rent Free 82
Total 5448

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 1246
Two People 2024
Three People 877
Four People 942
Five People 277
Six People 71
Seven People 8
8+ People 3
Total 5448

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 1616
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1069
C2 - Skilled manual workers 580
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 360
Total 3625

Gender Back to Top

Male 6663
Female 7016
Total 13679

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
0-4 617
5-7 488
8-9 350
10-14 977
15 238
16-17 403
18-19 294
20-24 501
25-29 394
30-44 2203
45-59 3259
60-64 1079
65-74 1591
75-84 880
85-89 264
90+ 141
Total 13679

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 2470
Married 6714
Divorced 795
Separated 197
Widowed 815
Same Sex 18
Total 11009

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 7536
Good 4432
Fair 1298
Bad 347
Very Bad 66
Total 13679

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) 4740
Apprenticeship 397
2+ A Levels 1280
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1725
1-4 GCSEs 1143
No GCSEs 1369
Other 355
Total 11009

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13221
Mixed Ethnicity 210
Indian 60
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 25
Other Asian 73
Black African 24
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 13
Total 13679

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12006
Wales 207
Scotland 273
Northern Ireland 65
Republic of Ireland 101
European Union 331
Other 696
Total 13679

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12112
Republic of Ireland 120
Europe (including European Union) 258
African Countries 71
Middle East or Asia 52
North America or Caribbean 106
Central America 2
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 79
None 1098

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9318
No Religion 3092
Buddhist 38
Hindu 41
Jewish 50
Muslim 54
Sikh 16
Other Religion 33
Not Stated 1037
Total 13679

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 3521
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1338
Self Employed 1622
Unemployed 230
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 641
Retired 1654
Looking After Home or Family 478
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 108
Other 132
Total 9724

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 75
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 473
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 510
RetailInc. Wholesale 926
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 219
Accommodation and Food 240
Information and Communication 521
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 315
Real Estate 157
Professional, Scientific and Technical 839
Administration 328
Public Administration and Defence 262
Education 708
HealthInc. Social Work 680
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 381
Total 6695