Information about the SE18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE18 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 1146
Semi-Detached 3849
Terraced 10387
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14384
Flat (Converted) 2394
Residence in Commercial Building 320
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 32493

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3798
Owned with Mortgage 7040
Shared Ownership 651
Rented: From Council 8911
Rented: Other Social 3553
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6558
Rented: Other 590
Rent Free 366
Total 31467

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 10235
Two People 7976
Three People 4975
Four People 4311
Five People 2185
Six People 1212
Seven People 300
8+ People 273
Total 31467

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 4982
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8629
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5313
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 8168
Total 27092

Gender Back to Top

Male 41454
Female 40464
Total 81918

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 7429
5-7 3688
8-9 1985
10-14 5181
15 1055
16-17 2042
18-19 2184
20-24 6930
25-29 7670
30-44 21601
45-59 13068
60-64 2678
65-74 3546
75-84 2057
85-89 506
90+ 298
Total 81918

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 27750
Married 23816
Divorced 5240
Separated 2774
Widowed 2791
Same Sex 209
Total 62580

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 41403
Good 26906
Fair 9273
Bad 3295
Very Bad 1041
Total 81918

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) 18475
Apprenticeship 1028
2+ A Levels 6664
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8676
1-4 GCSEs 8075
No GCSEs 13031
Other 6631
Total 62580

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40458
Mixed Ethnicity 4527
Indian 3744
Pakistani 1484
Bangladeshi 698
Chinese 1475
Other Asian 6884
Black African 14858
Black Caribbean 3430
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2597
Other 1763
Total 81918

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 49019
Wales 362
Scotland 752
Northern Ireland 308
Republic of Ireland 916
European Union 4958
Other 25603
Total 81918

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 51011
Republic of Ireland 935
Europe (including European Union) 6674
African Countries 6852
Middle East or Asia 6148
North America or Caribbean 854
Central America 10
South America 270
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 357
None 10609

Religion Back to Top

Christian 40711
No Religion 17744
Buddhist 2048
Hindu 5215
Jewish 92
Muslim 8133
Sikh 1867
Other Religion 286
Not Stated 5822
Total 81918

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 21588
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6819
Self Employed 5154
Unemployed 4554
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8663
Retired 4118
Looking After Home or Family 3248
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3049
Other 2526
Total 59719

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 1257
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 112
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 200
Construction 2789
RetailInc. Wholesale 4950
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2033
Accommodation and Food 2980
Information and Communication 1413
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1699
Real Estate 657
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2076
Administration 3109
Public Administration and Defence 2773
Education 3482
HealthInc. Social Work 4643
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2178
Total 36424