Information about the IP21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IP21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IP21 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 3169
Semi-Detached 1997
Terraced 540
Flat (Purpose-Built) 73
Flat (Converted) 66
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Caravan/Park/Temporary 21
Total 5887

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2404
Owned with Mortgage 1649
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 350
Rented: Other Social 332
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 577
Rented: Other 92
Rent Free 127
Total 5577

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 1382
Two People 2530
Three People 662
Four People 668
Five People 246
Six People 73
Seven People 12
8+ People 4
Total 5577

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 833
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 973
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1051
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 735
Total 3592

Gender Back to Top

Male 6463
Female 6500
Total 12963

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
0-4 655
5-7 418
8-9 269
10-14 720
15 163
16-17 295
18-19 228
20-24 478
25-29 446
30-44 2147
45-59 2788
60-64 1222
65-74 1788
75-84 1001
85-89 243
90+ 102
Total 12963

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 2457
Married 6251
Divorced 987
Separated 251
Widowed 761
Same Sex 31
Total 10738

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 5756
Good 4777
Fair 1841
Bad 463
Very Bad 126
Total 12963

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) 2707
Apprenticeship 404
2+ A Levels 1232
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1744
1-4 GCSEs 1477
No GCSEs 2776
Other 398
Total 10738

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12785
Mixed Ethnicity 98
Indian 17
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 17
Other Asian 19
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 7
Other 6
Total 12963

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12234
Wales 96
Scotland 155
Northern Ireland 35
Republic of Ireland 27
European Union 136
Other 280
Total 12963

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9639
Republic of Ireland 29
Europe (including European Union) 96
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 49
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 27
None 3143

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8252
No Religion 3541
Buddhist 32
Hindu 7
Jewish 9
Muslim 18
Sikh 2
Other Religion 52
Not Stated 1050
Total 12963

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 3130
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1291
Self Employed 1583
Unemployed 236
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 444
Retired 1954
Looking After Home or Family 401
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 227
Other 126
Total 9392

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 454
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 640
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 35
Construction 656
RetailInc. Wholesale 985
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 271
Accommodation and Food 220
Information and Communication 170
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 185
Real Estate 94
Professional, Scientific and Technical 446
Administration 232
Public Administration and Defence 216
Education 574
HealthInc. Social Work 665
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 283
Total 6161