Information about the SE16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE16 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 375
Semi-Detached 1217
Terraced 3810
Flat (Purpose-Built) 18306
Flat (Converted) 702
Residence in Commercial Building 203
Caravan/Park/Temporary 105
Total 24718

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1934
Owned with Mortgage 4437
Shared Ownership 843
Rented: From Council 6774
Rented: Other Social 3538
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5783
Rented: Other 312
Rent Free 271
Total 23892

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 8260
Two People 7544
Three People 4292
Four People 2307
Five People 915
Six People 424
Seven People 108
8+ People 42
Total 23892

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 6753
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6790
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2815
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4654
Total 21012

Gender Back to Top

Male 26748
Female 27169
Total 53917

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 3610
5-7 1595
8-9 912
10-14 2312
15 484
16-17 992
18-19 1044
20-24 5517
25-29 8470
30-44 15375
45-59 8016
60-64 1630
65-74 1986
75-84 1408
85-89 386
90+ 180
Total 53917

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 25461
Married 12396
Divorced 3311
Separated 1676
Widowed 1740
Same Sex 420
Total 45004

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 28571
Good 17122
Fair 5556
Bad 1973
Very Bad 695
Total 53917

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) 19446
Apprenticeship 531
2+ A Levels 3997
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4164
1-4 GCSEs 4178
No GCSEs 8174
Other 4514
Total 45004

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33413
Mixed Ethnicity 2910
Indian 1343
Pakistani 230
Bangladeshi 379
Chinese 2721
Other Asian 1652
Black African 6494
Black Caribbean 1595
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1444
Other 1736
Total 53917

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30686
Wales 376
Scotland 702
Northern Ireland 265
Republic of Ireland 822
European Union 5706
Other 15360
Total 53917

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 33875
Republic of Ireland 958
Europe (including European Union) 7353
African Countries 2876
Middle East or Asia 3002
North America or Caribbean 906
Central America 36
South America 846
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 958
None 4929

Religion Back to Top

Christian 28979
No Religion 14675
Buddhist 905
Hindu 950
Jewish 154
Muslim 3739
Sikh 108
Other Religion 232
Not Stated 4175
Total 53917

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 20216
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3806
Self Employed 3808
Unemployed 2466
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5647
Retired 2267
Looking After Home or Family 1701
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1758
Other 1361
Total 43030

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 17
Mining/Quarrying 35
Manufacturing 688
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 56
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 104
Construction 1282
RetailInc. Wholesale 2976
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1267
Accommodation and Food 2513
Information and Communication 2239
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3661
Real Estate 433
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3890
Administration 1857
Public Administration and Defence 1331
Education 2323
HealthInc. Social Work 2797
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1783
Total 29252