Information about the SE23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE23 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 794
Semi-Detached 2181
Terraced 4157
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5632
Flat (Converted) 3576
Residence in Commercial Building 271
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 16614

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2930
Owned with Mortgage 5272
Shared Ownership 168
Rented: From Council 1994
Rented: Other Social 1789
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3735
Rented: Other 215
Rent Free 143
Total 16246

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 5364
Two People 5141
Three People 2571
Four People 2124
Five People 704
Six People 265
Seven People 50
8+ People 27
Total 16246

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 4386
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4966
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1901
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2562
Total 13815

Gender Back to Top

Male 18533
Female 19135
Total 37668

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 3066
5-7 1454
8-9 795
10-14 1986
15 394
16-17 715
18-19 706
20-24 2206
25-29 3253
30-44 11202
45-59 6940
60-64 1393
65-74 1870
75-84 1182
85-89 339
90+ 167
Total 37668

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 14476
Married 10584
Divorced 2380
Separated 1138
Widowed 1197
Same Sex 198
Total 29973

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 19155
Good 12654
Fair 4102
Bad 1326
Very Bad 431
Total 37668

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) 13318
Apprenticeship 417
2+ A Levels 3043
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3542
1-4 GCSEs 3004
No GCSEs 4515
Other 2134
Total 29973

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22957
Mixed Ethnicity 2896
Indian 570
Pakistani 221
Bangladeshi 157
Chinese 509
Other Asian 1152
Black African 3148
Black Caribbean 3861
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1443
Other 754
Total 37668

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25246
Wales 338
Scotland 546
Northern Ireland 188
Republic of Ireland 657
European Union 2885
Other 7808
Total 37668

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27753
Republic of Ireland 757
Europe (including European Union) 3395
African Countries 1487
Middle East or Asia 660
North America or Caribbean 823
Central America 19
South America 204
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 464
None 3347

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18993
No Religion 11889
Buddhist 365
Hindu 526
Jewish 117
Muslim 1927
Sikh 89
Other Religion 221
Not Stated 3541
Total 37668

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 12319
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3222
Self Employed 3725
Unemployed 1512
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2473
Retired 2024
Looking After Home or Family 1110
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1116
Other 784
Total 28285

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 442
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 37
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 43
Construction 1027
RetailInc. Wholesale 1903
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 676
Accommodation and Food 1124
Information and Communication 1577
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1252
Real Estate 401
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2171
Administration 1049
Public Administration and Defence 1301
Education 2513
HealthInc. Social Work 2529
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1852
Total 19912