Information about the SE20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE20 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 265
Semi-Detached 1277
Terraced 2687
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4742
Flat (Converted) 2462
Residence in Commercial Building 348
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 11787

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1482
Owned with Mortgage 3180
Shared Ownership 165
Rented: From Council 407
Rented: Other Social 3272
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2591
Rented: Other 131
Rent Free 85
Total 11313

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 4616
Two People 3138
Three People 1659
Four People 1163
Five People 529
Six People 140
Seven People 34
8+ People 34
Total 11313

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 2214
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3473
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1770
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2379
Total 9836

Gender Back to Top

Male 12005
Female 12716
Total 24721

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 2031
5-7 964
8-9 537
10-14 1366
15 282
16-17 625
18-19 516
20-24 1647
25-29 2064
30-44 7119
45-59 4494
60-64 997
65-74 1138
75-84 657
85-89 196
90+ 88
Total 24721

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 9640
Married 6187
Divorced 1923
Separated 842
Widowed 852
Same Sex 97
Total 19541

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 11879
Good 8523
Fair 3058
Bad 996
Very Bad 265
Total 24721

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) 6576
Apprenticeship 348
2+ A Levels 2058
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2810
1-4 GCSEs 2685
No GCSEs 3517
Other 1547
Total 19541

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15408
Mixed Ethnicity 1755
Indian 459
Pakistani 145
Bangladeshi 265
Chinese 188
Other Asian 474
Black African 2628
Black Caribbean 2250
Other Black/African/Caribbean 774
Other 375
Total 24721

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17281
Wales 173
Scotland 284
Northern Ireland 98
Republic of Ireland 366
European Union 1641
Other 4878
Total 24721

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17560
Republic of Ireland 374
Europe (including European Union) 1941
African Countries 1101
Middle East or Asia 489
North America or Caribbean 436
Central America 9
South America 142
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 162
None 3080

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13282
No Religion 6945
Buddhist 171
Hindu 334
Jewish 52
Muslim 1661
Sikh 43
Other Religion 113
Not Stated 2120
Total 24721

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 7577
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2259
Self Employed 2021
Unemployed 1279
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1781
Retired 1305
Looking After Home or Family 845
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 929
Other 604
Total 18600

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 344
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 38
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 851
RetailInc. Wholesale 1546
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 535
Accommodation and Food 677
Information and Communication 783
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 721
Real Estate 283
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1073
Administration 784
Public Administration and Defence 793
Education 1289
HealthInc. Social Work 1599
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 931
Total 12298