Information about the RG42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG42 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 4848
Semi-Detached 2235
Terraced 3034
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1579
Flat (Converted) 103
Residence in Commercial Building 51
Caravan/Park/Temporary 519
Total 12369

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3330
Owned with Mortgage 5289
Shared Ownership 162
Rented: From Council 483
Rented: Other Social 1155
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1284
Rented: Other 173
Rent Free 144
Total 12020

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 3217
Two People 4213
Three People 1918
Four People 1978
Five People 524
Six People 137
Seven People 23
8+ People 10
Total 12020

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 3402
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3187
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1646
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1263
Total 9498

Gender Back to Top

Male 14368
Female 14873
Total 29241

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 2075
5-7 1195
8-9 713
10-14 1827
15 393
16-17 699
18-19 521
20-24 1231
25-29 1583
30-44 7145
45-59 6533
60-64 1412
65-74 2042
75-84 1364
85-89 335
90+ 173
Total 29241

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 6609
Married 12376
Divorced 2182
Separated 543
Widowed 1272
Same Sex 56
Total 23038

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 16087
Good 9478
Fair 2790
Bad 682
Very Bad 204
Total 29241

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) 7947
Apprenticeship 749
2+ A Levels 2803
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3664
1-4 GCSEs 3170
No GCSEs 3604
Other 1101
Total 23038

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26942
Mixed Ethnicity 550
Indian 617
Pakistani 154
Bangladeshi 34
Chinese 128
Other Asian 248
Black African 293
Black Caribbean 124
Other Black/African/Caribbean 47
Other 104
Total 29241

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24553
Wales 408
Scotland 494
Northern Ireland 121
Republic of Ireland 243
European Union 1053
Other 2369
Total 29241

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24162
Republic of Ireland 226
Europe (including European Union) 1175
African Countries 388
Middle East or Asia 392
North America or Caribbean 254
Central America 4
South America 44
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 153
None 2989

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18806
No Religion 7391
Buddhist 89
Hindu 445
Jewish 50
Muslim 311
Sikh 140
Other Religion 111
Not Stated 1898
Total 29241

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 10135
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2797
Self Employed 2516
Unemployed 640
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1250
Retired 2161
Looking After Home or Family 962
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 387
Other 318
Total 21166

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 76
Mining/Quarrying 24
Manufacturing 1192
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 89
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 84
Construction 1109
RetailInc. Wholesale 2417
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 877
Accommodation and Food 698
Information and Communication 1969
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 489
Real Estate 243
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1462
Administration 1006
Public Administration and Defence 641
Education 1448
HealthInc. Social Work 1267
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 835
Total 15926