Information about the SE17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE17 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 166
Semi-Detached 359
Terraced 1696
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11366
Flat (Converted) 1308
Residence in Commercial Building 227
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 15129

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 811
Owned with Mortgage 1701
Shared Ownership 206
Rented: From Council 7283
Rented: Other Social 1584
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2911
Rented: Other 159
Rent Free 168
Total 14823

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 4974
Two People 4027
Three People 2632
Four People 1858
Five People 787
Six People 400
Seven People 93
8+ People 52
Total 14823

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 2182
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4242
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2088
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4072
Total 12584

Gender Back to Top

Male 17910
Female 18157
Total 36067

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 2530
5-7 1373
8-9 839
10-14 2006
15 395
16-17 797
18-19 922
20-24 3761
25-29 4150
30-44 9292
45-59 5923
60-64 1154
65-74 1581
75-84 967
85-89 268
90+ 109
Total 36067

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 15849
Married 7487
Divorced 2479
Separated 1494
Widowed 1295
Same Sex 320
Total 28924

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 18451
Good 11376
Fair 4152
Bad 1551
Very Bad 537
Total 36067

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) 9430
Apprenticeship 368
2+ A Levels 3346
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3280
1-4 GCSEs 3190
No GCSEs 6034
Other 3276
Total 28924

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16732
Mixed Ethnicity 2326
Indian 351
Pakistani 132
Bangladeshi 983
Chinese 1024
Other Asian 990
Black African 8125
Black Caribbean 2002
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1898
Other 1504
Total 36067

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19444
Wales 223
Scotland 403
Northern Ireland 135
Republic of Ireland 700
European Union 3411
Other 11751
Total 36067

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23417
Republic of Ireland 711
Europe (including European Union) 4244
African Countries 2710
Middle East or Asia 1088
North America or Caribbean 561
Central America 18
South America 817
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 329
None 3316

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19596
No Religion 7931
Buddhist 602
Hindu 220
Jewish 69
Muslim 4417
Sikh 32
Other Religion 169
Not Stated 3031
Total 36067

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 10047
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3296
Self Employed 2273
Unemployed 2016
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4645
Retired 1714
Looking After Home or Family 1120
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1340
Other 1129
Total 27580

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 320
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 45
Construction 751
RetailInc. Wholesale 1923
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 823
Accommodation and Food 2024
Information and Communication 922
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 723
Real Estate 256
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1511
Administration 1710
Public Administration and Defence 952
Education 1476
HealthInc. Social Work 2010
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1302
Total 16795