Information about the HP23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HP23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HP23 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 2868
Semi-Detached 2492
Terraced 2150
Flat (Purpose-Built) 639
Flat (Converted) 130
Residence in Commercial Building 107
Caravan/Park/Temporary 167
Total 8553

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3098
Owned with Mortgage 3197
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 727
Rented: Other Social 172
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 854
Rented: Other 108
Rent Free 84
Total 8261

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 2249
Two People 2970
Three People 1200
Four People 1313
Five People 416
Six People 85
Seven People 18
8+ People 10
Total 8261

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 2294
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1952
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1052
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 712
Total 6010

Gender Back to Top

Male 9770
Female 10329
Total 20099

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 1124
5-7 754
8-9 478
10-14 1383
15 294
16-17 620
18-19 417
20-24 855
25-29 765
30-44 3976
45-59 4628
60-64 1387
65-74 1914
75-84 1087
85-89 266
90+ 151
Total 20099

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 4396
Married 8873
Divorced 1386
Separated 386
Widowed 998
Same Sex 27
Total 16066

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 10692
Good 6715
Fair 2097
Bad 480
Very Bad 115
Total 20099

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) 6192
Apprenticeship 527
2+ A Levels 1901
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2675
1-4 GCSEs 1788
No GCSEs 2414
Other 569
Total 16066

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19291
Mixed Ethnicity 325
Indian 70
Pakistani 51
Bangladeshi 27
Chinese 82
Other Asian 87
Black African 65
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 23
Other 39
Total 20099

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17973
Wales 248
Scotland 319
Northern Ireland 61
Republic of Ireland 149
European Union 446
Other 903
Total 20099

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17109
Republic of Ireland 161
Europe (including European Union) 395
African Countries 96
Middle East or Asia 78
North America or Caribbean 121
Central America 4
South America 21
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 117
None 2265

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12565
No Religion 5568
Buddhist 65
Hindu 57
Jewish 78
Muslim 105
Sikh 10
Other Religion 88
Not Stated 1563
Total 20099

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 5874
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1982
Self Employed 2123
Unemployed 373
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1001
Retired 2115
Looking After Home or Family 671
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 213
Other 210
Total 14562

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 104
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 734
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 67
Construction 777
RetailInc. Wholesale 1467
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 373
Accommodation and Food 468
Information and Communication 702
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 427
Real Estate 183
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1127
Administration 528
Public Administration and Defence 500
Education 1249
HealthInc. Social Work 933
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 621
Total 10293