Information about the SE15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE15 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 759
Semi-Detached 2148
Terraced 6630
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14715
Flat (Converted) 4099
Residence in Commercial Building 375
Caravan/Park/Temporary 37
Total 28763

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2369
Owned with Mortgage 5541
Shared Ownership 676
Rented: From Council 10051
Rented: Other Social 3897
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5121
Rented: Other 314
Rent Free 345
Total 28314

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 9180
Two People 7560
Three People 5105
Four People 3586
Five People 1661
Six People 836
Seven People 233
8+ People 153
Total 28314

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 5225
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8021
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3992
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7180
Total 24418

Gender Back to Top

Male 34590
Female 36177
Total 70767

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 5894
5-7 2769
8-9 1742
10-14 4038
15 924
16-17 1608
18-19 1652
20-24 5653
25-29 7266
30-44 19473
45-59 12022
60-64 2154
65-74 3093
75-84 1828
85-89 435
90+ 216
Total 70767

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 28577
Married 16278
Divorced 4877
Separated 3065
Widowed 2211
Same Sex 392
Total 55400

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 36286
Good 22216
Fair 8286
Bad 2937
Very Bad 1042
Total 70767

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) 20126
Apprenticeship 676
2+ A Levels 5740
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6741
1-4 GCSEs 6176
No GCSEs 10465
Other 5476
Total 55400

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29606
Mixed Ethnicity 5011
Indian 815
Pakistani 526
Bangladeshi 717
Chinese 1419
Other Asian 1829
Black African 16110
Black Caribbean 7883
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4442
Other 2409
Total 70767

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 40276
Wales 398
Scotland 695
Northern Ireland 278
Republic of Ireland 1028
European Union 5180
Other 22912
Total 70767

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 47860
Republic of Ireland 1085
Europe (including European Union) 6411
African Countries 6339
Middle East or Asia 1385
North America or Caribbean 1557
Central America 63
South America 1008
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 636
None 6659

Religion Back to Top

Christian 39131
No Religion 16270
Buddhist 965
Hindu 502
Jewish 140
Muslim 7046
Sikh 136
Other Religion 345
Not Stated 6232
Total 70767

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 19767
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6094
Self Employed 5191
Unemployed 3899
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7312
Retired 3391
Looking After Home or Family 2232
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2787
Other 2248
Total 52921

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 621
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 53
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 1578
RetailInc. Wholesale 3732
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1413
Accommodation and Food 3018
Information and Communication 2071
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1429
Real Estate 506
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3066
Administration 2893
Public Administration and Defence 1819
Education 3252
HealthInc. Social Work 4848
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2620
Total 33042