Information about the S17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district S17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about S17 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 3314
Semi-Detached 2428
Terraced 753
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1043
Flat (Converted) 114
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 7704

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3493
Owned with Mortgage 2641
Shared Ownership 16
Rented: From Council 499
Rented: Other Social 179
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 502
Rented: Other 51
Rent Free 65
Total 7446

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 2299
Two People 2830
Three People 995
Four People 962
Five People 260
Six People 76
Seven People 14
8+ People 10
Total 7446

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 2033
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1548
C2 - Skilled manual workers 548
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 458
Total 4587

Gender Back to Top

Male 8056
Female 8797
Total 16853

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
0-4 814
5-7 540
8-9 348
10-14 987
15 174
16-17 390
18-19 308
20-24 719
25-29 544
30-44 2869
45-59 3652
60-64 1241
65-74 2133
75-84 1538
85-89 388
90+ 208
Total 16853

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 3237
Married 8169
Divorced 1132
Separated 231
Widowed 1202
Same Sex 19
Total 13990

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 8541
Good 5386
Fair 2124
Bad 648
Very Bad 154
Total 16853

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) 6257
Apprenticeship 410
2+ A Levels 1580
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1963
1-4 GCSEs 1372
No GCSEs 1946
Other 462
Total 13990

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15950
Mixed Ethnicity 247
Indian 133
Pakistani 171
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 63
Other Asian 32
Black African 36
Black Caribbean 71
Other Black/African/Caribbean 31
Other 98
Total 16853

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15486
Wales 142
Scotland 271
Northern Ireland 54
Republic of Ireland 69
European Union 227
Other 604
Total 16853

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14701
Republic of Ireland 62
Europe (including European Union) 172
African Countries 46
Middle East or Asia 135
North America or Caribbean 70
Central America 3
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 1785

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10562
No Religion 4517
Buddhist 40
Hindu 87
Jewish 58
Muslim 285
Sikh 29
Other Religion 60
Not Stated 1215
Total 16853

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 4141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1878
Self Employed 1459
Unemployed 274
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 943
Retired 2415
Looking After Home or Family 323
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 273
Other 150
Total 11856

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 29
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 572
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 34
Construction 511
RetailInc. Wholesale 991
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 150
Accommodation and Food 323
Information and Communication 329
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 376
Real Estate 146
Professional, Scientific and Technical 748
Administration 215
Public Administration and Defence 568
Education 1250
HealthInc. Social Work 1166
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 353
Total 7786