Information about the HP17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HP17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HP17 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 5388
Semi-Detached 3660
Terraced 1608
Flat (Purpose-Built) 911
Flat (Converted) 124
Residence in Commercial Building 111
Caravan/Park/Temporary 61
Total 11863

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4550
Owned with Mortgage 4189
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 603
Rented: Other Social 469
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1212
Rented: Other 209
Rent Free 169
Total 11453

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 2937
Two People 4488
Three People 1667
Four People 1671
Five People 535
Six People 123
Seven People 24
8+ People 8
Total 11453

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 3036
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2495
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1345
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 926
Total 7802

Gender Back to Top

Male 13538
Female 14255
Total 27793

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 1529
5-7 927
8-9 659
10-14 1595
15 333
16-17 634
18-19 482
20-24 1130
25-29 1212
30-44 5382
45-59 6010
60-64 2035
65-74 3037
75-84 1928
85-89 557
90+ 343
Total 27793

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 5447
Married 13059
Divorced 1806
Separated 531
Widowed 1863
Same Sex 44
Total 22750

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 14425
Good 9134
Fair 3228
Bad 779
Very Bad 227
Total 27793

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) 8810
Apprenticeship 881
2+ A Levels 2639
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3385
1-4 GCSEs 2515
No GCSEs 3646
Other 874
Total 22750

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26455
Mixed Ethnicity 452
Indian 137
Pakistani 196
Bangladeshi 23
Chinese 97
Other Asian 152
Black African 99
Black Caribbean 85
Other Black/African/Caribbean 33
Other 64
Total 27793

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24405
Wales 459
Scotland 547
Northern Ireland 147
Republic of Ireland 202
European Union 660
Other 1373
Total 27793

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23413
Republic of Ireland 217
Europe (including European Union) 543
African Countries 168
Middle East or Asia 217
North America or Caribbean 165
Central America 7
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 153
None 3261

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18197
No Religion 6862
Buddhist 83
Hindu 102
Jewish 67
Muslim 281
Sikh 36
Other Religion 101
Not Stated 2064
Total 27793

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 8138
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2662
Self Employed 2901
Unemployed 444
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1098
Retired 3269
Looking After Home or Family 849
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 299
Other 262
Total 19922

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 171
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 1181
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 33
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 88
Construction 1039
RetailInc. Wholesale 2074
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 451
Accommodation and Food 480
Information and Communication 919
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 598
Real Estate 255
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1534
Administration 671
Public Administration and Defence 977
Education 1390
HealthInc. Social Work 1503
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 676
Total 14057