Information about the S72 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district S72. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about S72 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 2405
Semi-Detached 5877
Terraced 2947
Flat (Purpose-Built) 501
Flat (Converted) 63
Residence in Commercial Building 97
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 11897

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3160
Owned with Mortgage 4084
Shared Ownership 41
Rented: From Council 1933
Rented: Other Social 431
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1481
Rented: Other 133
Rent Free 175
Total 11438

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 3215
Two People 4109
Three People 1975
Four People 1495
Five People 460
Six People 135
Seven People 37
8+ People 12
Total 11438

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 892
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2065
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2331
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3311
Total 8599

Gender Back to Top

Male 13308
Female 13751
Total 27059

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 1762
5-7 992
8-9 560
10-14 1690
15 375
16-17 766
18-19 640
20-24 1692
25-29 1815
30-44 5376
45-59 5555
60-64 1570
65-74 2327
75-84 1425
85-89 357
90+ 157
Total 27059

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 7093
Married 10108
Divorced 2246
Separated 540
Widowed 1657
Same Sex 36
Total 21680

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 11143
Good 8763
Fair 4517
Bad 2025
Very Bad 611
Total 27059

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) 2951
Apprenticeship 860
2+ A Levels 2373
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3556
1-4 GCSEs 3234
No GCSEs 7814
Other 892
Total 21680

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26609
Mixed Ethnicity 205
Indian 46
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 24
Other Asian 31
Black African 63
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 34
Total 27059

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25944
Wales 82
Scotland 246
Northern Ireland 54
Republic of Ireland 50
European Union 369
Other 314
Total 27059

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20074
Republic of Ireland 34
Europe (including European Union) 268
African Countries 48
Middle East or Asia 48
North America or Caribbean 29
Central America 2
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 6590

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18562
No Religion 6539
Buddhist 20
Hindu 17
Jewish 11
Muslim 70
Sikh 24
Other Religion 66
Not Stated 1750
Total 27059

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 7123
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2811
Self Employed 1442
Unemployed 1134
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1103
Retired 3007
Looking After Home or Family 990
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1703
Other 428
Total 19741

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 36
Mining/Quarrying 64
Manufacturing 1462
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 61
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 143
Construction 1230
RetailInc. Wholesale 2190
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 669
Accommodation and Food 475
Information and Communication 207
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 229
Real Estate 124
Professional, Scientific and Technical 351
Administration 639
Public Administration and Defence 683
Education 952
HealthInc. Social Work 1649
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 494
Total 11658