Information about the PO17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PO17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PO17 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 1684
Semi-Detached 1002
Terraced 689
Flat (Purpose-Built) 576
Flat (Converted) 100
Residence in Commercial Building 30
Caravan/Park/Temporary 51
Total 4132

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1248
Owned with Mortgage 1307
Shared Ownership 72
Rented: From Council 360
Rented: Other Social 220
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 569
Rented: Other 108
Rent Free 90
Total 3974

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 992
Two People 1563
Three People 639
Four People 519
Five People 179
Six People 54
Seven People 20
8+ People 8
Total 3974

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 971
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 916
C2 - Skilled manual workers 545
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 438
Total 2870

Gender Back to Top

Male 4906
Female 4994
Total 9900

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
0-4 591
5-7 362
8-9 241
10-14 575
15 118
16-17 218
18-19 221
20-24 483
25-29 585
30-44 2021
45-59 2036
60-64 698
65-74 917
75-84 595
85-89 157
90+ 82
Total 9900

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 2271
Married 4210
Divorced 750
Separated 205
Widowed 550
Same Sex 27
Total 8013

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 5059
Good 3294
Fair 1177
Bad 287
Very Bad 83
Total 9900

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) 2660
Apprenticeship 336
2+ A Levels 972
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1325
1-4 GCSEs 1011
No GCSEs 1442
Other 267
Total 8013

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9575
Mixed Ethnicity 114
Indian 65
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 15
Chinese 33
Other Asian 27
Black African 20
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 23
Total 9900

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8938
Wales 135
Scotland 174
Northern Ireland 52
Republic of Ireland 24
European Union 193
Other 384
Total 9900

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8022
Republic of Ireland 36
Europe (including European Union) 106
African Countries 45
Middle East or Asia 54
North America or Caribbean 47
Central America 3
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 1646

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6137
No Religion 2807
Buddhist 32
Hindu 12
Jewish 15
Muslim 67
Sikh 14
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 775
Total 9900

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 3025
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 935
Self Employed 923
Unemployed 215
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 383
Retired 1070
Looking After Home or Family 280
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 239
Other 109
Total 7179

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 99
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 408
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 39
Construction 398
RetailInc. Wholesale 653
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 196
Accommodation and Food 235
Information and Communication 244
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 181
Real Estate 79
Professional, Scientific and Technical 375
Administration 231
Public Administration and Defence 600
Education 421
HealthInc. Social Work 580
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 240
Total 5018