Information about the SE21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE21 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 773
Semi-Detached 1756
Terraced 1797
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2637
Flat (Converted) 1503
Residence in Commercial Building 107
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 8576

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1937
Owned with Mortgage 2496
Shared Ownership 85
Rented: From Council 1238
Rented: Other Social 650
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1736
Rented: Other 124
Rent Free 101
Total 8367

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 2311
Two People 2684
Three People 1479
Four People 1224
Five People 461
Six People 156
Seven People 34
8+ People 18
Total 8367

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 2926
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2085
C2 - Skilled manual workers 683
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1043
Total 6737

Gender Back to Top

Male 10140
Female 10715
Total 20855

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 1793
5-7 867
8-9 502
10-14 1296
15 272
16-17 495
18-19 450
20-24 948
25-29 1619
30-44 5472
45-59 3872
60-64 934
65-74 1248
75-84 770
85-89 227
90+ 90
Total 20855

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 6766
Married 6850
Divorced 1162
Separated 527
Widowed 725
Same Sex 95
Total 16125

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 11801
Good 6432
Fair 1849
Bad 590
Very Bad 183
Total 20855

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) 8732
Apprenticeship 180
2+ A Levels 1469
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1635
1-4 GCSEs 1176
No GCSEs 1913
Other 1020
Total 16125

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14301
Mixed Ethnicity 1441
Indian 509
Pakistani 130
Bangladeshi 104
Chinese 306
Other Asian 393
Black African 1481
Black Caribbean 1286
Other Black/African/Caribbean 580
Other 324
Total 20855

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14478
Wales 234
Scotland 387
Northern Ireland 126
Republic of Ireland 297
European Union 1413
Other 3920
Total 20855

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16120
Republic of Ireland 384
Europe (including European Union) 1673
African Countries 627
Middle East or Asia 449
North America or Caribbean 476
Central America 12
South America 165
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 380
None 1405

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10796
No Religion 6465
Buddhist 178
Hindu 399
Jewish 141
Muslim 828
Sikh 33
Other Religion 98
Not Stated 1917
Total 20855

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 6428
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1545
Self Employed 2185
Unemployed 673
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1433
Retired 1273
Looking After Home or Family 717
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 398
Other 386
Total 15038

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 200
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 31
Construction 415
RetailInc. Wholesale 833
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 303
Accommodation and Food 435
Information and Communication 912
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 835
Real Estate 197
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1625
Administration 530
Public Administration and Defence 553
Education 1344
HealthInc. Social Work 1358
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 807
Total 10426