Information about the RG2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG2 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 2246
Semi-Detached 6135
Terraced 4585
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3409
Flat (Converted) 560
Residence in Commercial Building 128
Caravan/Park/Temporary 75
Total 17138

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3093
Owned with Mortgage 5087
Shared Ownership 450
Rented: From Council 2773
Rented: Other Social 1334
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2756
Rented: Other 444
Rent Free 231
Total 16168

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 4330
Two People 5164
Three People 2847
Four People 2293
Five People 939
Six People 423
Seven People 94
8+ People 78
Total 16168

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 3486
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3800
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2547
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3411
Total 13244

Gender Back to Top

Male 21745
Female 21903
Total 43648

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 3464
5-7 1700
8-9 959
10-14 2590
15 549
16-17 1087
18-19 2097
20-24 4176
25-29 3915
30-44 9968
45-59 7044
60-64 1749
65-74 2308
75-84 1477
85-89 357
90+ 208
Total 43648

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 15136
Married 14039
Divorced 2654
Separated 894
Widowed 1590
Same Sex 73
Total 34386

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 22070
Good 15134
Fair 4757
Bad 1359
Very Bad 328
Total 43648

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) 9872
Apprenticeship 899
2+ A Levels 4957
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4528
1-4 GCSEs 4769
No GCSEs 7051
Other 2310
Total 34386

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32814
Mixed Ethnicity 1967
Indian 1634
Pakistani 1689
Bangladeshi 182
Chinese 615
Other Asian 1233
Black African 2025
Black Caribbean 784
Other Black/African/Caribbean 302
Other 403
Total 43648

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32887
Wales 538
Scotland 536
Northern Ireland 180
Republic of Ireland 309
European Union 2167
Other 7031
Total 43648

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29438
Republic of Ireland 355
Europe (including European Union) 2382
African Countries 1316
Middle East or Asia 2411
North America or Caribbean 317
Central America 20
South America 100
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 190
None 7815

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22113
No Religion 13316
Buddhist 482
Hindu 1179
Jewish 94
Muslim 2885
Sikh 282
Other Religion 173
Not Stated 3124
Total 43648

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 13514
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3811
Self Employed 2357
Unemployed 1590
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5069
Retired 2597
Looking After Home or Family 1669
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1033
Other 704
Total 32344

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 64
Mining/Quarrying 47
Manufacturing 1131
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 106
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 237
Construction 1402
RetailInc. Wholesale 3384
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1015
Accommodation and Food 1273
Information and Communication 2033
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 651
Real Estate 214
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1507
Administration 1334
Public Administration and Defence 1351
Education 2164
HealthInc. Social Work 2126
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 918
Total 20957