Information about the SE12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE12 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 700
Semi-Detached 3064
Terraced 3916
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4277
Flat (Converted) 1281
Residence in Commercial Building 152
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 13396

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2871
Owned with Mortgage 4107
Shared Ownership 125
Rented: From Council 1483
Rented: Other Social 1785
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2396
Rented: Other 146
Rent Free 128
Total 13041

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 4342
Two People 3813
Three People 2175
Four People 1679
Five People 716
Six People 237
Seven People 55
8+ People 24
Total 13041

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 2797
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3579
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1664
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2271
Total 10311

Gender Back to Top

Male 14998
Female 15973
Total 30971

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 2412
5-7 1178
8-9 735
10-14 1734
15 376
16-17 756
18-19 733
20-24 1816
25-29 2365
30-44 7720
45-59 5747
60-64 1482
65-74 1970
75-84 1328
85-89 405
90+ 214
Total 30971

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 10255
Married 9679
Divorced 2069
Separated 908
Widowed 1565
Same Sex 60
Total 24536

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 14886
Good 10552
Fair 3892
Bad 1201
Very Bad 440
Total 30971

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) 8576
Apprenticeship 451
2+ A Levels 2607
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3220
1-4 GCSEs 2976
No GCSEs 4980
Other 1726
Total 24536

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20374
Mixed Ethnicity 1694
Indian 623
Pakistani 177
Bangladeshi 194
Chinese 505
Other Asian 1292
Black African 2403
Black Caribbean 2124
Other Black/African/Caribbean 819
Other 766
Total 30971

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22066
Wales 183
Scotland 359
Northern Ireland 118
Republic of Ireland 460
European Union 1965
Other 5820
Total 30971

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22700
Republic of Ireland 486
Europe (including European Union) 2317
African Countries 1128
Middle East or Asia 787
North America or Caribbean 458
Central America 16
South America 105
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 208
None 3549

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16942
No Religion 8151
Buddhist 305
Hindu 927
Jewish 80
Muslim 1750
Sikh 127
Other Religion 141
Not Stated 2548
Total 30971

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 9117
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2772
Self Employed 2531
Unemployed 1209
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2055
Retired 2267
Looking After Home or Family 1127
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 929
Other 582
Total 22589

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 346
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 47
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 55
Construction 1051
RetailInc. Wholesale 1596
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 684
Accommodation and Food 989
Information and Communication 809
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1172
Real Estate 320
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1317
Administration 764
Public Administration and Defence 1078
Education 1864
HealthInc. Social Work 1803
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1049
Total 14958