Information about the SE26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE26 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 629
Semi-Detached 1767
Terraced 3295
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6382
Flat (Converted) 2821
Residence in Commercial Building 262
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 15170

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2422
Owned with Mortgage 4198
Shared Ownership 143
Rented: From Council 2416
Rented: Other Social 2347
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2935
Rented: Other 162
Rent Free 155
Total 14778

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 5419
Two People 4484
Three People 2195
Four People 1673
Five People 666
Six People 279
Seven People 37
8+ People 25
Total 14778

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 3297
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4334
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1893
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2654
Total 12178

Gender Back to Top

Male 16272
Female 17242
Total 33514

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 2745
5-7 1278
8-9 723
10-14 1749
15 369
16-17 687
18-19 652
20-24 1994
25-29 2907
30-44 9155
45-59 5983
60-64 1475
65-74 1953
75-84 1260
85-89 361
90+ 223
Total 33514

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 12504
Married 8995
Divorced 2389
Separated 1141
Widowed 1464
Same Sex 157
Total 26650

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 16213
Good 11477
Fair 4053
Bad 1337
Very Bad 434
Total 33514

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) 10380
Apprenticeship 398
2+ A Levels 2728
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3448
1-4 GCSEs 2912
No GCSEs 4634
Other 2150
Total 26650

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19671
Mixed Ethnicity 2663
Indian 696
Pakistani 219
Bangladeshi 120
Chinese 413
Other Asian 1015
Black African 3432
Black Caribbean 3374
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1248
Other 663
Total 33514

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22563
Wales 231
Scotland 426
Northern Ireland 184
Republic of Ireland 521
European Union 2554
Other 7035
Total 33514

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23907
Republic of Ireland 579
Europe (including European Union) 3167
African Countries 1327
Middle East or Asia 668
North America or Caribbean 726
Central America 11
South America 189
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 262
None 3660

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18329
No Religion 9306
Buddhist 321
Hindu 549
Jewish 83
Muslim 1833
Sikh 65
Other Religion 188
Not Stated 2840
Total 33514

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 10097
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2793
Self Employed 2852
Unemployed 1521
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2462
Retired 2141
Looking After Home or Family 1116
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1074
Other 750
Total 24806

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 406
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 46
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 52
Construction 965
RetailInc. Wholesale 1773
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 672
Accommodation and Food 870
Information and Communication 1043
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1002
Real Estate 371
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1582
Administration 915
Public Administration and Defence 1092
Education 1943
HealthInc. Social Work 2209
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1378
Total 16339