Information about the SE2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE2 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 475
Semi-Detached 2053
Terraced 5123
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4094
Flat (Converted) 211
Residence in Commercial Building 60
Caravan/Park/Temporary 24
Total 12040

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2398
Owned with Mortgage 3388
Shared Ownership 102
Rented: From Council 2276
Rented: Other Social 1735
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1569
Rented: Other 99
Rent Free 108
Total 11675

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 3298
Two People 3065
Three People 2040
Four People 1799
Five People 913
Six People 432
Seven People 74
8+ People 54
Total 11675

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 1329
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2925
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2158
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3046
Total 9458

Gender Back to Top

Male 14903
Female 16099
Total 31002

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 2667
5-7 1480
8-9 900
10-14 2292
15 542
16-17 890
18-19 858
20-24 2160
25-29 2051
30-44 6891
45-59 5717
60-64 1295
65-74 1688
75-84 1156
85-89 283
90+ 132
Total 31002

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 8986
Married 9598
Divorced 2081
Separated 1072
Widowed 1357
Same Sex 27
Total 23121

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 15267
Good 10187
Fair 3777
Bad 1369
Very Bad 402
Total 31002

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) 5563
Apprenticeship 566
2+ A Levels 2376
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3584
1-4 GCSEs 3440
No GCSEs 5622
Other 1970
Total 23121

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17407
Mixed Ethnicity 1337
Indian 975
Pakistani 215
Bangladeshi 176
Chinese 422
Other Asian 1420
Black African 6816
Black Caribbean 998
Other Black/African/Caribbean 746
Other 490
Total 31002

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20969
Wales 98
Scotland 205
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 322
European Union 1554
Other 7768
Total 31002

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20678
Republic of Ireland 320
Europe (including European Union) 1953
African Countries 2977
Middle East or Asia 916
North America or Caribbean 227
Central America 2
South America 56
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 40
None 4562

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18137
No Religion 6563
Buddhist 400
Hindu 887
Jewish 24
Muslim 1893
Sikh 774
Other Religion 118
Not Stated 2206
Total 31002

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 7807
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2685
Self Employed 1826
Unemployed 1535
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2653
Retired 2022
Looking After Home or Family 1251
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1022
Other 749
Total 21550

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 14
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 539
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 62
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 87
Construction 1236
RetailInc. Wholesale 1884
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 927
Accommodation and Food 755
Information and Communication 417
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 515
Real Estate 242
Professional, Scientific and Technical 692
Administration 937
Public Administration and Defence 925
Education 1204
HealthInc. Social Work 1943
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 660
Total 13046