Information about the RG26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG26 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 4138
Semi-Detached 3168
Terraced 2075
Flat (Purpose-Built) 792
Flat (Converted) 82
Residence in Commercial Building 55
Caravan/Park/Temporary 157
Total 10467

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3528
Owned with Mortgage 4279
Shared Ownership 83
Rented: From Council 51
Rented: Other Social 1103
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 933
Rented: Other 104
Rent Free 132
Total 10213

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 2632
Two People 3834
Three People 1603
Four People 1508
Five People 487
Six People 115
Seven People 24
8+ People 10
Total 10213

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 2601
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2427
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1615
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1019
Total 7662

Gender Back to Top

Male 12363
Female 12349
Total 24712

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 1533
5-7 916
8-9 551
10-14 1479
15 318
16-17 593
18-19 491
20-24 1182
25-29 1264
30-44 5030
45-59 5694
60-64 1664
65-74 2261
75-84 1261
85-89 318
90+ 157
Total 24712

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 5354
Married 11031
Divorced 1770
Separated 490
Widowed 1232
Same Sex 38
Total 19915

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 12348
Good 8874
Fair 2652
Bad 666
Very Bad 172
Total 24712

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) 6368
Apprenticeship 854
2+ A Levels 2601
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3168
1-4 GCSEs 2903
No GCSEs 3274
Other 747
Total 19915

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23821
Mixed Ethnicity 315
Indian 96
Pakistani 46
Bangladeshi 33
Chinese 52
Other Asian 129
Black African 72
Black Caribbean 74
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 50
Total 24712

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21950
Wales 425
Scotland 605
Northern Ireland 110
Republic of Ireland 121
European Union 486
Other 1015
Total 24712

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20519
Republic of Ireland 113
Europe (including European Union) 360
African Countries 133
Middle East or Asia 133
North America or Caribbean 96
Central America 4
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 92
None 3452

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15510
No Religion 6985
Buddhist 62
Hindu 82
Jewish 26
Muslim 148
Sikh 26
Other Religion 71
Not Stated 1802
Total 24712

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 8358
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2401
Self Employed 2004
Unemployed 496
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 916
Retired 2620
Looking After Home or Family 762
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 388
Other 234
Total 18179

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 115
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 1371
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 92
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 93
Construction 1129
RetailInc. Wholesale 1928
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 407
Accommodation and Food 446
Information and Communication 1039
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 516
Real Estate 154
Professional, Scientific and Technical 983
Administration 768
Public Administration and Defence 1238
Education 1048
HealthInc. Social Work 1170
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 581
Total 13094