Information about the S42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district S42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about S42 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 7029
Semi-Detached 5742
Terraced 1659
Flat (Purpose-Built) 600
Flat (Converted) 72
Residence in Commercial Building 83
Caravan/Park/Temporary 134
Total 15319

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6284
Owned with Mortgage 4705
Shared Ownership 49
Rented: From Council 2293
Rented: Other Social 223
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 997
Rented: Other 142
Rent Free 139
Total 14832

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 4090
Two People 5935
Three People 2326
Four People 1850
Five People 474
Six People 130
Seven People 18
8+ People 9
Total 14832

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 2313
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2892
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2255
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2544
Total 10004

Gender Back to Top

Male 16702
Female 17199
Total 33901

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 1577
5-7 964
8-9 634
10-14 1810
15 448
16-17 824
18-19 748
20-24 1597
25-29 1500
30-44 5923
45-59 7738
60-64 2764
65-74 4094
75-84 2404
85-89 592
90+ 284
Total 33901

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 7252
Married 15585
Divorced 2556
Separated 633
Widowed 2344
Same Sex 98
Total 28468

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 14304
Good 11608
Fair 5568
Bad 1868
Very Bad 553
Total 33901

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) 7353
Apprenticeship 1092
2+ A Levels 3407
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4583
1-4 GCSEs 3772
No GCSEs 7183
Other 1078
Total 28468

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33249
Mixed Ethnicity 257
Indian 119
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 80
Other Asian 51
Black African 38
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 47
Total 33901

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32498
Wales 174
Scotland 331
Northern Ireland 64
Republic of Ireland 96
European Union 251
Other 487
Total 33901

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26117
Republic of Ireland 76
Europe (including European Union) 136
African Countries 53
Middle East or Asia 65
North America or Caribbean 34
Central America 2
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 7480

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23080
No Religion 7977
Buddhist 54
Hindu 44
Jewish 9
Muslim 105
Sikh 38
Other Religion 116
Not Stated 2478
Total 33901

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 9060
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3939
Self Employed 2336
Unemployed 889
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1412
Retired 5158
Looking After Home or Family 876
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1166
Other 352
Total 25188

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 172
Mining/Quarrying 73
Manufacturing 1815
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 69
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 123
Construction 1395
RetailInc. Wholesale 2650
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 770
Accommodation and Food 675
Information and Communication 452
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 405
Real Estate 224
Professional, Scientific and Technical 807
Administration 618
Public Administration and Defence 999
Education 1540
HealthInc. Social Work 2257
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 726
Total 15770