Information about the IG2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IG2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IG2 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 560
Semi-Detached 2658
Terraced 5374
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2720
Flat (Converted) 450
Residence in Commercial Building 239
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 12005

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3335
Owned with Mortgage 4334
Shared Ownership 138
Rented: From Council 443
Rented: Other Social 391
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2733
Rented: Other 163
Rent Free 108
Total 11645

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 2528
Two People 2768
Three People 2033
Four People 2150
Five People 1276
Six People 608
Seven People 169
8+ People 113
Total 11645

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 2736
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2913
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1390
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2168
Total 9207

Gender Back to Top

Male 17636
Female 17662
Total 35298

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 2608
5-7 1420
8-9 1021
10-14 2540
15 488
16-17 999
18-19 834
20-24 2475
25-29 3255
30-44 7972
45-59 6062
60-64 1463
65-74 2011
75-84 1468
85-89 410
90+ 272
Total 35298

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 8744
Married 14787
Divorced 1349
Separated 669
Widowed 1638
Same Sex 34
Total 27221

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 16492
Good 12638
Fair 4435
Bad 1339
Very Bad 394
Total 35298

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) 9420
Apprenticeship 378
2+ A Levels 2861
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3521
1-4 GCSEs 3153
No GCSEs 4850
Other 3038
Total 27221

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10610
Mixed Ethnicity 1284
Indian 7732
Pakistani 3697
Bangladeshi 2727
Chinese 401
Other Asian 5013
Black African 1300
Black Caribbean 1076
Other Black/African/Caribbean 387
Other 1071
Total 35298

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19318
Wales 79
Scotland 141
Northern Ireland 46
Republic of Ireland 274
European Union 2169
Other 13271
Total 35298

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26107
Republic of Ireland 277
Europe (including European Union) 2880
African Countries 624
Middle East or Asia 3767
North America or Caribbean 174
Central America 1
South America 102
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 33
None 2045

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9959
No Religion 2299
Buddhist 361
Hindu 7610
Jewish 1959
Muslim 8288
Sikh 2464
Other Religion 198
Not Stated 2160
Total 35298

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 8911
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3179
Self Employed 2765
Unemployed 1272
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3426
Retired 2264
Looking After Home or Family 1632
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 735
Other 887
Total 25071

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 525
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 29
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 29
Construction 973
RetailInc. Wholesale 2662
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 930
Accommodation and Food 786
Information and Communication 921
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1294
Real Estate 315
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1337
Administration 778
Public Administration and Defence 962
Education 1615
HealthInc. Social Work 1795
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 669
Total 15635