Information about the PO18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PO18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PO18 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 3496
Semi-Detached 2481
Terraced 1369
Flat (Purpose-Built) 533
Flat (Converted) 165
Residence in Commercial Building 51
Caravan/Park/Temporary 91
Total 8186

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3168
Owned with Mortgage 2063
Shared Ownership 85
Rented: From Council 142
Rented: Other Social 800
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 947
Rented: Other 154
Rent Free 210
Total 7569

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 2213
Two People 2981
Three People 1018
Four People 933
Five People 311
Six People 94
Seven People 14
8+ People 5
Total 7569

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 1689
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1481
C2 - Skilled manual workers 955
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 773
Total 4898

Gender Back to Top

Male 8446
Female 9159
Total 17605

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
0-4 780
5-7 551
8-9 368
10-14 1019
15 201
16-17 379
18-19 367
20-24 679
25-29 652
30-44 2891
45-59 4017
60-64 1393
65-74 2182
75-84 1473
85-89 379
90+ 274
Total 17605

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 3459
Married 8255
Divorced 1341
Separated 333
Widowed 1259
Same Sex 39
Total 14686

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 8779
Good 6006
Fair 2118
Bad 559
Very Bad 143
Total 17605

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) 5551
Apprenticeship 441
2+ A Levels 1703
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2312
1-4 GCSEs 1537
No GCSEs 2560
Other 582
Total 14686

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17207
Mixed Ethnicity 127
Indian 52
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 26
Other Asian 91
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 45
Total 17605

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15720
Wales 208
Scotland 286
Northern Ireland 60
Republic of Ireland 82
European Union 434
Other 815
Total 17605

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14655
Republic of Ireland 86
Europe (including European Union) 331
African Countries 65
Middle East or Asia 92
North America or Caribbean 122
Central America 1
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 97
None 2359

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11926
No Religion 4034
Buddhist 65
Hindu 16
Jewish 31
Muslim 42
Sikh 1
Other Religion 81
Not Stated 1409
Total 17605

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 4366
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1735
Self Employed 2107
Unemployed 308
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 851
Retired 2246
Looking After Home or Family 519
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 254
Other 174
Total 12560

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 257
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 627
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 28
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 51
Construction 618
RetailInc. Wholesale 1180
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 279
Accommodation and Food 493
Information and Communication 353
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 243
Real Estate 197
Professional, Scientific and Technical 648
Administration 413
Public Administration and Defence 452
Education 987
HealthInc. Social Work 1141
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 518
Total 8497