Information about the S26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district S26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about S26 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 4066
Semi-Detached 5537
Terraced 1669
Flat (Purpose-Built) 645
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 86
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 12051

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4149
Owned with Mortgage 4641
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 1421
Rented: Other Social 185
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1004
Rented: Other 119
Rent Free 174
Total 11714

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 2929
Two People 4523
Three People 2040
Four People 1627
Five People 447
Six People 122
Seven People 13
8+ People 13
Total 11714

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 1646
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2495
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2171
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1984
Total 8296

Gender Back to Top

Male 13635
Female 14235
Total 27870

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 1605
5-7 924
8-9 585
10-14 1589
15 335
16-17 671
18-19 594
20-24 1569
25-29 1535
30-44 5437
45-59 5862
60-64 2041
65-74 3046
75-84 1518
85-89 365
90+ 194
Total 27870

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 6248
Married 12393
Divorced 2082
Separated 450
Widowed 1631
Same Sex 28
Total 22832

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 12751
Good 9329
Fair 4115
Bad 1348
Very Bad 327
Total 27870

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) 4903
Apprenticeship 1132
2+ A Levels 2796
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3960
1-4 GCSEs 3481
No GCSEs 5627
Other 933
Total 22832

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27111
Mixed Ethnicity 214
Indian 115
Pakistani 79
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 84
Other Asian 55
Black African 94
Black Caribbean 36
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 64
Total 27870

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26515
Wales 121
Scotland 300
Northern Ireland 53
Republic of Ireland 56
European Union 265
Other 560
Total 27870

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22328
Republic of Ireland 45
Europe (including European Union) 202
African Countries 81
Middle East or Asia 135
North America or Caribbean 44
Central America 8
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 5074

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19171
No Religion 6541
Buddhist 42
Hindu 50
Jewish 7
Muslim 165
Sikh 43
Other Religion 69
Not Stated 1782
Total 27870

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 8230
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3294
Self Employed 1787
Unemployed 700
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1284
Retired 3657
Looking After Home or Family 731
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 782
Other 290
Total 20755

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 57
Mining/Quarrying 43
Manufacturing 1830
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 80
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 131
Construction 1313
RetailInc. Wholesale 2337
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 599
Accommodation and Food 544
Information and Communication 401
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 526
Real Estate 137
Professional, Scientific and Technical 621
Administration 569
Public Administration and Defence 812
Education 1378
HealthInc. Social Work 1721
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 565
Total 13664