Information about the SE22 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE22. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE22 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 379
Semi-Detached 2258
Terraced 3759
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3991
Flat (Converted) 4182
Residence in Commercial Building 261
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 14833

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2412
Owned with Mortgage 4652
Shared Ownership 144
Rented: From Council 1986
Rented: Other Social 1494
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3410
Rented: Other 155
Rent Free 143
Total 14396

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 4328
Two People 4776
Three People 2520
Four People 1791
Five People 688
Six People 210
Seven People 53
8+ People 30
Total 14396

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 5069
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4241
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1353
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1736
Total 12399

Gender Back to Top

Male 16216
Female 17887
Total 34103

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 2880
5-7 1197
8-9 608
10-14 1551
15 295
16-17 592
18-19 536
20-24 1901
25-29 3444
30-44 10916
45-59 6124
60-64 1157
65-74 1553
75-84 976
85-89 235
90+ 138
Total 34103

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 13862
Married 9656
Divorced 1977
Separated 896
Widowed 977
Same Sex 204
Total 27572

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 19116
Good 10473
Fair 3134
Bad 1028
Very Bad 352
Total 34103

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) 15022
Apprenticeship 325
2+ A Levels 2452
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2557
1-4 GCSEs 2163
No GCSEs 3400
Other 1653
Total 27572

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23376
Mixed Ethnicity 2072
Indian 594
Pakistani 198
Bangladeshi 176
Chinese 391
Other Asian 610
Black African 2664
Black Caribbean 2336
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1074
Other 612
Total 34103

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23325
Wales 396
Scotland 617
Northern Ireland 217
Republic of Ireland 647
European Union 2281
Other 6620
Total 34103

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26455
Republic of Ireland 812
Europe (including European Union) 2540
African Countries 1160
Middle East or Asia 491
North America or Caribbean 797
Central America 18
South America 250
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 677
None 2201

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16654
No Religion 11741
Buddhist 327
Hindu 348
Jewish 141
Muslim 1492
Sikh 95
Other Religion 162
Not Stated 3143
Total 34103

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 12693
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2485
Self Employed 3595
Unemployed 1181
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2206
Retired 1659
Looking After Home or Family 925
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 890
Other 589
Total 26223

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 23
Manufacturing 333
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 35
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 38
Construction 762
RetailInc. Wholesale 1637
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 474
Accommodation and Food 935
Information and Communication 1738
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1599
Real Estate 340
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2872
Administration 905
Public Administration and Defence 1039
Education 2228
HealthInc. Social Work 2750
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1621
Total 19336