Information about the RG23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG23 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 2158
Semi-Detached 1582
Terraced 1613
Flat (Purpose-Built) 387
Flat (Converted) 33
Residence in Commercial Building 41
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 5815

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2054
Owned with Mortgage 2138
Shared Ownership 29
Rented: From Council 38
Rented: Other Social 865
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 465
Rented: Other 46
Rent Free 64
Total 5699

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 1374
Two People 2258
Three People 931
Four People 782
Five People 270
Six People 68
Seven People 9
8+ People 7
Total 5699

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 1118
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1311
C2 - Skilled manual workers 843
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 751
Total 4023

Gender Back to Top

Male 6834
Female 6970
Total 13804

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
0-4 704
5-7 431
8-9 309
10-14 828
15 213
16-17 357
18-19 265
20-24 650
25-29 658
30-44 2754
45-59 2979
60-64 1078
65-74 1527
75-84 743
85-89 208
90+ 100
Total 13804

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 2892
Married 6374
Divorced 1026
Separated 224
Widowed 781
Same Sex 22
Total 11319

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 6553
Good 5037
Fair 1670
Bad 426
Very Bad 118
Total 13804

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) 3151
Apprenticeship 499
2+ A Levels 1351
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1918
1-4 GCSEs 1690
No GCSEs 2193
Other 517
Total 11319

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13117
Mixed Ethnicity 207
Indian 77
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 29
Other Asian 137
Black African 111
Black Caribbean 43
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 38
Total 13804

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12203
Wales 188
Scotland 237
Northern Ireland 62
Republic of Ireland 111
European Union 318
Other 685
Total 13804

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11360
Republic of Ireland 92
Europe (including European Union) 267
African Countries 118
Middle East or Asia 100
North America or Caribbean 38
Central America 2
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 47
None 1892

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8820
No Religion 3818
Buddhist 45
Hindu 69
Jewish 9
Muslim 68
Sikh 18
Other Religion 39
Not Stated 918
Total 13804

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 4425
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1457
Self Employed 948
Unemployed 332
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 556
Retired 1768
Looking After Home or Family 332
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 326
Other 124
Total 10268

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 51
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 687
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 74
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 52
Construction 606
RetailInc. Wholesale 1252
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 304
Accommodation and Food 259
Information and Communication 550
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 320
Real Estate 64
Professional, Scientific and Technical 446
Administration 365
Public Administration and Defence 322
Education 613
HealthInc. Social Work 765
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 332
Total 7068