Information about the PO21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PO21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PO21 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 6145
Semi-Detached 4287
Terraced 2871
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4412
Flat (Converted) 1687
Residence in Commercial Building 300
Caravan/Park/Temporary 184
Total 19886

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7537
Owned with Mortgage 5244
Shared Ownership 148
Rented: From Council 772
Rented: Other Social 899
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3644
Rented: Other 247
Rent Free 195
Total 18686

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 6568
Two People 6938
Three People 2441
Four People 1848
Five People 620
Six People 183
Seven People 51
8+ People 37
Total 18686

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 1741
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3444
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2914
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3571
Total 11670

Gender Back to Top

Male 20043
Female 21900
Total 41943

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 2100
5-7 1033
8-9 658
10-14 1795
15 411
16-17 778
18-19 1078
20-24 2658
25-29 2637
30-44 7291
45-59 7543
60-64 2940
65-74 5280
75-84 3825
85-89 1189
90+ 727
Total 41943

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 11166
Married 16362
Divorced 3837
Separated 874
Widowed 3619
Same Sex 88
Total 35946

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 16875
Good 15610
Fair 6933
Bad 1925
Very Bad 600
Total 41943

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) 7263
Apprenticeship 1422
2+ A Levels 4099
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5732
1-4 GCSEs 5086
No GCSEs 9635
Other 2709
Total 35946

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40488
Mixed Ethnicity 451
Indian 152
Pakistani 26
Bangladeshi 185
Chinese 161
Other Asian 235
Black African 114
Black Caribbean 44
Other Black/African/Caribbean 27
Other 60
Total 41943

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35799
Wales 399
Scotland 516
Northern Ireland 135
Republic of Ireland 241
European Union 3221
Other 1632
Total 41943

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30643
Republic of Ireland 185
Europe (including European Union) 3049
African Countries 122
Middle East or Asia 311
North America or Caribbean 101
Central America 2
South America 57
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 84
None 7591

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27629
No Religion 10295
Buddhist 115
Hindu 112
Jewish 44
Muslim 314
Sikh 9
Other Religion 195
Not Stated 3230
Total 41943

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 11006
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4289
Self Employed 3157
Unemployed 1121
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1946
Retired 5873
Looking After Home or Family 1073
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1204
Other 536
Total 30205

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 385
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 1701
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 172
Construction 1734
RetailInc. Wholesale 3247
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 818
Accommodation and Food 1732
Information and Communication 482
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 477
Real Estate 265
Professional, Scientific and Technical 746
Administration 1147
Public Administration and Defence 817
Education 1483
HealthInc. Social Work 2862
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1028
Total 19158