Information about the PO16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PO16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PO16 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 3551
Semi-Detached 5973
Terraced 3023
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1851
Flat (Converted) 171
Residence in Commercial Building 196
Caravan/Park/Temporary 37
Total 14802

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6026
Owned with Mortgage 5706
Shared Ownership 53
Rented: From Council 646
Rented: Other Social 416
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1306
Rented: Other 150
Rent Free 129
Total 14432

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 3939
Two People 5697
Three People 2213
Four People 1904
Five People 501
Six People 129
Seven People 35
8+ People 14
Total 14432

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 2563
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3205
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2135
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1703
Total 9606

Gender Back to Top

Male 16515
Female 17153
Total 33668

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 1551
5-7 965
8-9 650
10-14 1849
15 372
16-17 838
18-19 694
20-24 1803
25-29 1639
30-44 6184
45-59 7118
60-64 2525
65-74 3757
75-84 2645
85-89 720
90+ 358
Total 33668

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 7483
Married 15019
Divorced 2586
Separated 721
Widowed 2396
Same Sex 76
Total 28281

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 15242
Good 12331
Fair 4564
Bad 1180
Very Bad 351
Total 33668

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) 7740
Apprenticeship 1747
2+ A Levels 3737
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4657
1-4 GCSEs 3676
No GCSEs 5613
Other 1111
Total 28281

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32547
Mixed Ethnicity 381
Indian 191
Pakistani 47
Bangladeshi 41
Chinese 186
Other Asian 109
Black African 64
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 68
Total 33668

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30578
Wales 415
Scotland 679
Northern Ireland 154
Republic of Ireland 131
European Union 667
Other 1044
Total 33668

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27953
Republic of Ireland 93
Europe (including European Union) 343
African Countries 100
Middle East or Asia 197
North America or Caribbean 72
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 62
None 5010

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20842
No Religion 9728
Buddhist 100
Hindu 94
Jewish 19
Muslim 217
Sikh 21
Other Religion 161
Not Stated 2486
Total 33668

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 10285
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3722
Self Employed 2238
Unemployed 678
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1475
Retired 4469
Looking After Home or Family 772
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 623
Other 296
Total 24558

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 26
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1774
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 138
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 119
Construction 1475
RetailInc. Wholesale 2465
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 706
Accommodation and Food 706
Information and Communication 756
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 578
Real Estate 224
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1018
Administration 826
Public Administration and Defence 1671
Education 1589
HealthInc. Social Work 1981
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 718
Total 16780