Information about the HP18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HP18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HP18 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 3051
Semi-Detached 2253
Terraced 839
Flat (Purpose-Built) 236
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 56
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 6512

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2233
Owned with Mortgage 2416
Shared Ownership 26
Rented: From Council 147
Rented: Other Social 506
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 616
Rented: Other 142
Rent Free 125
Total 6211

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 1425
Two People 2407
Three People 921
Four People 991
Five People 371
Six People 78
Seven People 14
8+ People 4
Total 6211

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 1674
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1350
C2 - Skilled manual workers 970
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 478
Total 4472

Gender Back to Top

Male 9074
Female 7972
Total 17046

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
0-4 794
5-7 575
8-9 392
10-14 1050
15 219
16-17 438
18-19 311
20-24 809
25-29 894
30-44 3489
45-59 4048
60-64 1188
65-74 1572
75-84 881
85-89 250
90+ 136
Total 17046

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 4005
Married 7648
Divorced 1191
Separated 328
Widowed 813
Same Sex 31
Total 14016

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 8842
Good 5707
Fair 1935
Bad 434
Very Bad 128
Total 17046

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) 4844
Apprenticeship 521
2+ A Levels 1630
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2321
1-4 GCSEs 1752
No GCSEs 2427
Other 521
Total 14016

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16193
Mixed Ethnicity 296
Indian 104
Pakistani 79
Bangladeshi 14
Chinese 41
Other Asian 80
Black African 72
Black Caribbean 85
Other Black/African/Caribbean 46
Other 36
Total 17046

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15158
Wales 267
Scotland 301
Northern Ireland 77
Republic of Ireland 106
European Union 336
Other 801
Total 17046

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14159
Republic of Ireland 117
Europe (including European Union) 252
African Countries 95
Middle East or Asia 68
North America or Caribbean 120
Central America 1
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 75
None 2364

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11270
No Religion 4102
Buddhist 93
Hindu 56
Jewish 38
Muslim 200
Sikh 43
Other Religion 81
Not Stated 1163
Total 17046

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 4740
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1667
Self Employed 1885
Unemployed 299
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 702
Retired 1616
Looking After Home or Family 439
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 208
Other 1193
Total 12749

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 252
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 670
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 58
Construction 665
RetailInc. Wholesale 1247
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 292
Accommodation and Food 343
Information and Communication 489
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 274
Real Estate 136
Professional, Scientific and Technical 814
Administration 394
Public Administration and Defence 723
Education 912
HealthInc. Social Work 787
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 445
Total 8538