Information about the IG6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IG6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IG6 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 747
Semi-Detached 4035
Terraced 4952
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2985
Flat (Converted) 271
Residence in Commercial Building 240
Caravan/Park/Temporary 17
Total 13247

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3886
Owned with Mortgage 4679
Shared Ownership 126
Rented: From Council 1349
Rented: Other Social 629
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1992
Rented: Other 119
Rent Free 158
Total 12938

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 3662
Two People 3661
Three People 2087
Four People 2119
Five People 911
Six People 357
Seven People 73
8+ People 68
Total 12938

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 2128
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3339
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1837
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2251
Total 9555

Gender Back to Top

Male 16262
Female 17423
Total 33685

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 2323
5-7 1328
8-9 854
10-14 2204
15 450
16-17 919
18-19 847
20-24 2071
25-29 2410
30-44 7317
45-59 6202
60-64 1708
65-74 2491
75-84 1777
85-89 518
90+ 266
Total 33685

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 8775
Married 12894
Divorced 2110
Separated 741
Widowed 1957
Same Sex 49
Total 26526

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 15134
Good 12059
Fair 4548
Bad 1476
Very Bad 468
Total 33685

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) 6910
Apprenticeship 602
2+ A Levels 2806
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3922
1-4 GCSEs 3766
No GCSEs 6152
Other 2368
Total 26526

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19495
Mixed Ethnicity 1330
Indian 3627
Pakistani 1713
Bangladeshi 1313
Chinese 402
Other Asian 2491
Black African 1319
Black Caribbean 921
Other Black/African/Caribbean 335
Other 739
Total 33685

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23692
Wales 123
Scotland 228
Northern Ireland 60
Republic of Ireland 294
European Union 1865
Other 7423
Total 33685

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26140
Republic of Ireland 282
Europe (including European Union) 2284
African Countries 540
Middle East or Asia 1861
North America or Caribbean 160
Central America 2
South America 42
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 51
None 2951

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14907
No Religion 4400
Buddhist 255
Hindu 3448
Jewish 2773
Muslim 4298
Sikh 1130
Other Religion 121
Not Stated 2353
Total 33685

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 8536
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3072
Self Employed 2927
Unemployed 1204
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2424
Retired 2726
Looking After Home or Family 1414
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 942
Other 720
Total 23965

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 2
Manufacturing 566
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 69
Construction 1332
RetailInc. Wholesale 2220
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1039
Accommodation and Food 732
Information and Communication 705
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1116
Real Estate 331
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1171
Administration 822
Public Administration and Defence 844
Education 1566
HealthInc. Social Work 1706
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 822
Total 15083