Information about the RG17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG17 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 2870
Semi-Detached 2434
Terraced 1625
Flat (Purpose-Built) 820
Flat (Converted) 149
Residence in Commercial Building 173
Caravan/Park/Temporary 26
Total 8097

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2301
Owned with Mortgage 2376
Shared Ownership 39
Rented: From Council 81
Rented: Other Social 1133
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1172
Rented: Other 167
Rent Free 265
Total 7534

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 2263
Two People 2870
Three People 1086
Four People 942
Five People 272
Six People 71
Seven People 22
8+ People 8
Total 7534

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 1711
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1710
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1091
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 940
Total 5452

Gender Back to Top

Male 8563
Female 8724
Total 17287

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 1071
5-7 596
8-9 381
10-14 831
15 152
16-17 358
18-19 321
20-24 771
25-29 852
30-44 3654
45-59 3922
60-64 1252
65-74 1748
75-84 931
85-89 303
90+ 144
Total 17287

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 3906
Married 7647
Divorced 1366
Separated 347
Widowed 970
Same Sex 20
Total 14256

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 8769
Good 5994
Fair 1958
Bad 448
Very Bad 118
Total 17287

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) 4425
Apprenticeship 536
2+ A Levels 1671
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2362
1-4 GCSEs 1872
No GCSEs 2693
Other 697
Total 14256

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16846
Mixed Ethnicity 152
Indian 105
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 27
Other Asian 67
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 34
Total 17287

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15107
Wales 280
Scotland 348
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 154
European Union 483
Other 824
Total 17287

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13664
Republic of Ireland 164
Europe (including European Union) 396
African Countries 94
Middle East or Asia 115
North America or Caribbean 100
Central America 1
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 71
None 2839

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11742
No Religion 4000
Buddhist 35
Hindu 97
Jewish 17
Muslim 39
Sikh 8
Other Religion 87
Not Stated 1262
Total 17287

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 5559
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1707
Self Employed 1936
Unemployed 409
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 528
Retired 1690
Looking After Home or Family 579
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 250
Other 220
Total 12878

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 313
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 757
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 49
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 59
Construction 713
RetailInc. Wholesale 1426
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 306
Accommodation and Food 508
Information and Communication 828
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 267
Real Estate 202
Professional, Scientific and Technical 811
Administration 486
Public Administration and Defence 380
Education 719
HealthInc. Social Work 726
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 846
Total 9415