Information about the IG5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IG5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IG5 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 481
Semi-Detached 3495
Terraced 1331
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1496
Flat (Converted) 112
Residence in Commercial Building 51
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 6967

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2336
Owned with Mortgage 2704
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 539
Rented: Other Social 272
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 808
Rented: Other 68
Rent Free 75
Total 6815

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 1560
Two People 1778
Three People 1088
Four People 1342
Five People 659
Six People 247
Seven People 92
8+ People 49
Total 6815

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 1278
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1728
C2 - Skilled manual workers 781
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1088
Total 4875

Gender Back to Top

Male 9628
Female 10125
Total 19753

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 1160
5-7 775
8-9 521
10-14 1454
15 273
16-17 636
18-19 506
20-24 1291
25-29 1229
30-44 3771
45-59 3939
60-64 1025
65-74 1486
75-84 1139
85-89 333
90+ 215
Total 19753

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 4619
Married 8459
Divorced 924
Separated 335
Widowed 1214
Same Sex 19
Total 15570

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 8958
Good 7029
Fair 2677
Bad 850
Very Bad 239
Total 19753

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) 4677
Apprenticeship 308
2+ A Levels 1669
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2236
1-4 GCSEs 1985
No GCSEs 3290
Other 1405
Total 15570

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8495
Mixed Ethnicity 675
Indian 3512
Pakistani 1602
Bangladeshi 1132
Chinese 252
Other Asian 2041
Black African 728
Black Caribbean 552
Other Black/African/Caribbean 182
Other 582
Total 19753

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12986
Wales 68
Scotland 99
Northern Ireland 27
Republic of Ireland 148
European Union 766
Other 5659
Total 19753

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16397
Republic of Ireland 144
Europe (including European Union) 903
African Countries 272
Middle East or Asia 1079
North America or Caribbean 69
Central America 4
South America 23
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 22
None 1212

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6133
No Religion 1583
Buddhist 179
Hindu 3368
Jewish 2118
Muslim 3541
Sikh 1434
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 1321
Total 19753

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 4606
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1839
Self Employed 1838
Unemployed 688
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1686
Retired 1598
Looking After Home or Family 826
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 402
Other 400
Total 13883

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 291
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 22
Construction 566
RetailInc. Wholesale 1487
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 568
Accommodation and Food 346
Information and Communication 436
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 602
Real Estate 196
Professional, Scientific and Technical 754
Administration 406
Public Administration and Defence 519
Education 995
HealthInc. Social Work 1050
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 385
Total 8651