Information about the HP4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HP4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HP4 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 4188
Semi-Detached 2967
Terraced 2299
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1936
Flat (Converted) 180
Residence in Commercial Building 137
Caravan/Park/Temporary 194
Total 11901

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4411
Owned with Mortgage 4101
Shared Ownership 49
Rented: From Council 1034
Rented: Other Social 297
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1295
Rented: Other 136
Rent Free 122
Total 11445

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 3211
Two People 4110
Three People 1743
Four People 1766
Five People 492
Six People 96
Seven People 15
8+ People 12
Total 11445

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 3674
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2566
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1100
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 873
Total 8213

Gender Back to Top

Male 13291
Female 13879
Total 27170

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 1878
5-7 946
8-9 621
10-14 1624
15 346
16-17 693
18-19 419
20-24 999
25-29 1139
30-44 5776
45-59 5944
60-64 1868
65-74 2404
75-84 1788
85-89 487
90+ 238
Total 27170

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 5584
Married 12416
Divorced 1776
Separated 454
Widowed 1492
Same Sex 33
Total 21755

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 15163
Good 8561
Fair 2655
Bad 620
Very Bad 171
Total 27170

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) 9939
Apprenticeship 620
2+ A Levels 2271
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3018
1-4 GCSEs 2194
No GCSEs 2979
Other 734
Total 21755

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26007
Mixed Ethnicity 431
Indian 237
Pakistani 54
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 121
Other Asian 142
Black African 47
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 77
Total 27170

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23585
Wales 381
Scotland 598
Northern Ireland 107
Republic of Ireland 234
European Union 667
Other 1598
Total 27170

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23378
Republic of Ireland 286
Europe (including European Union) 630
African Countries 147
Middle East or Asia 198
North America or Caribbean 209
Central America 7
South America 32
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 252
None 2569

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16640
No Religion 7708
Buddhist 109
Hindu 183
Jewish 165
Muslim 146
Sikh 19
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 2092
Total 27170

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 7906
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2522
Self Employed 2929
Unemployed 457
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1173
Retired 2805
Looking After Home or Family 924
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 276
Other 250
Total 19242

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 73
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 864
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 57
Construction 924
RetailInc. Wholesale 1911
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 423
Accommodation and Food 470
Information and Communication 1249
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 710
Real Estate 248
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1866
Administration 609
Public Administration and Defence 595
Education 1610
HealthInc. Social Work 1150
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 917
Total 13729