Information about the RG5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG5 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 3051
Semi-Detached 4788
Terraced 1772
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1162
Flat (Converted) 91
Residence in Commercial Building 68
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 10938

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3978
Owned with Mortgage 4751
Shared Ownership 90
Rented: From Council 535
Rented: Other Social 207
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 941
Rented: Other 83
Rent Free 78
Total 10663

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 2502
Two People 3766
Three People 1823
Four People 1741
Five People 624
Six People 153
Seven People 38
8+ People 16
Total 10663

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 2538
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2564
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1535
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1087
Total 7724

Gender Back to Top

Male 13607
Female 13755
Total 27362

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 1649
5-7 955
8-9 647
10-14 1641
15 366
16-17 722
18-19 828
20-24 1557
25-29 1517
30-44 5649
45-59 5714
60-64 1596
65-74 2503
75-84 1579
85-89 307
90+ 132
Total 27362

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 6520
Married 12131
Divorced 1629
Separated 420
Widowed 1360
Same Sex 44
Total 22104

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 13908
Good 9724
Fair 2904
Bad 663
Very Bad 163
Total 27362

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) 6860
Apprenticeship 987
2+ A Levels 2925
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3473
1-4 GCSEs 3238
No GCSEs 3625
Other 996
Total 22104

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24037
Mixed Ethnicity 510
Indian 867
Pakistani 752
Bangladeshi 43
Chinese 186
Other Asian 326
Black African 254
Black Caribbean 145
Other Black/African/Caribbean 37
Other 205
Total 27362

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23398
Wales 345
Scotland 392
Northern Ireland 95
Republic of Ireland 207
European Union 676
Other 2249
Total 27362

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22868
Republic of Ireland 217
Europe (including European Union) 650
African Countries 249
Middle East or Asia 558
North America or Caribbean 91
Central America 3
South America 26
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 64
None 2957

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16213
No Religion 7166
Buddhist 91
Hindu 414
Jewish 43
Muslim 995
Sikh 461
Other Religion 78
Not Stated 1901
Total 27362

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 8859
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2931
Self Employed 2026
Unemployed 560
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1628
Retired 2776
Looking After Home or Family 723
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 343
Other 240
Total 20086

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 18
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 962
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 93
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 105
Construction 1177
RetailInc. Wholesale 2369
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 662
Accommodation and Food 516
Information and Communication 1449
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 608
Real Estate 150
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1126
Administration 688
Public Administration and Defence 670
Education 1758
HealthInc. Social Work 1324
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 714
Total 14414