Information about the SA16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SA16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SA16 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 1561
Semi-Detached 1691
Terraced 1064
Flat (Purpose-Built) 196
Flat (Converted) 54
Residence in Commercial Building 39
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 4620

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1882
Owned with Mortgage 1287
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 420
Rented: Other Social 102
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 451
Rented: Other 50
Rent Free 74
Total 4272

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 1287
Two People 1590
Three People 640
Four People 511
Five People 175
Six People 54
Seven People 8
8+ People 7
Total 4272

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 409
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 773
C2 - Skilled manual workers 705
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 815
Total 2702

Gender Back to Top

Male 4805
Female 5046
Total 9851

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
0-4 476
5-7 302
8-9 228
10-14 607
15 129
16-17 239
18-19 212
20-24 511
25-29 395
30-44 1642
45-59 1983
60-64 743
65-74 1232
75-84 783
85-89 249
90+ 120
Total 9851

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 2223
Married 4105
Divorced 846
Separated 132
Widowed 800
Same Sex 3
Total 8109

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 4098
Good 2943
Fair 1782
Bad 744
Very Bad 284
Total 9851

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) 1745
Apprenticeship 455
2+ A Levels 864
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1306
1-4 GCSEs 1124
No GCSEs 2271
Other 344
Total 8109

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 3065
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 1707
No Welsh Skills 5079
Total 9851

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9733
Mixed Ethnicity 44
Indian 9
Pakistani 7
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 12
Other Asian 18
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 7
Other 12
Total 9851

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1777
Wales 7668
Scotland 79
Northern Ireland 28
Republic of Ireland 37
European Union 114
Other 148
Total 9851

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7192
Republic of Ireland 30
Europe (including European Union) 75
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 33
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 2514

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6207
No Religion 2814
Buddhist 12
Hindu 9
Jewish 3
Muslim 27
Sikh 4
Other Religion 47
Not Stated 728
Total 9851

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 2192
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 975
Self Employed 567
Unemployed 309
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 439
Retired 1529
Looking After Home or Family 271
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 555
Other 120
Total 6957

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 52
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 315
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 34
Construction 358
RetailInc. Wholesale 665
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 170
Accommodation and Food 207
Information and Communication 41
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 91
Real Estate 50
Professional, Scientific and Technical 120
Administration 146
Public Administration and Defence 352
Education 395
HealthInc. Social Work 627
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 204
Total 3869