Information about the S18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district S18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about S18 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 4742
Semi-Detached 4729
Terraced 927
Flat (Purpose-Built) 684
Flat (Converted) 37
Residence in Commercial Building 68
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 11190

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5074
Owned with Mortgage 3814
Shared Ownership 61
Rented: From Council 1014
Rented: Other Social 336
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 535
Rented: Other 81
Rent Free 102
Total 11017

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 2939
Two People 4499
Three People 1624
Four People 1532
Five People 334
Six People 70
Seven People 14
8+ People 5
Total 11017

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 1884
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2371
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1543
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1140
Total 6938

Gender Back to Top

Male 12339
Female 12968
Total 25307

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 1125
5-7 793
8-9 493
10-14 1355
15 310
16-17 617
18-19 496
20-24 1065
25-29 889
30-44 4451
45-59 5321
60-64 2106
65-74 3553
75-84 2027
85-89 448
90+ 258
Total 25307

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 4815
Married 12389
Divorced 1802
Separated 389
Widowed 1803
Same Sex 33
Total 21231

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 11649
Good 8892
Fair 3521
Bad 961
Very Bad 284
Total 25307

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) 5992
Apprenticeship 1134
2+ A Levels 2667
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3673
1-4 GCSEs 2721
No GCSEs 4252
Other 792
Total 21231

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24858
Mixed Ethnicity 198
Indian 87
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 26
Other Asian 33
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 36
Total 25307

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24306
Wales 136
Scotland 227
Northern Ireland 28
Republic of Ireland 31
European Union 213
Other 366
Total 25307

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21305
Republic of Ireland 28
Europe (including European Union) 154
African Countries 54
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 33
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 30
None 3758

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17157
No Religion 6135
Buddhist 35
Hindu 29
Jewish 21
Muslim 62
Sikh 35
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 1761
Total 25307

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 6639
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3128
Self Employed 1935
Unemployed 513
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1036
Retired 4159
Looking After Home or Family 482
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 432
Other 174
Total 18498

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 98
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 1356
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 63
Construction 1179
RetailInc. Wholesale 1979
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 373
Accommodation and Food 525
Information and Communication 383
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 500
Real Estate 207
Professional, Scientific and Technical 771
Administration 421
Public Administration and Defence 745
Education 1402
HealthInc. Social Work 1430
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 570
Total 12054