Information about the SE27 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE27. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE27 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 347
Semi-Detached 1915
Terraced 2218
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3441
Flat (Converted) 2290
Residence in Commercial Building 222
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 10444

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1346
Owned with Mortgage 2834
Shared Ownership 116
Rented: From Council 1927
Rented: Other Social 1062
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2612
Rented: Other 127
Rent Free 95
Total 10119

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 3408
Two People 2929
Three People 1728
Four People 1249
Five People 513
Six People 219
Seven People 46
8+ People 27
Total 10119

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 2394
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2936
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1310
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2021
Total 8661

Gender Back to Top

Male 11562
Female 12511
Total 24073

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 2171
5-7 1012
8-9 609
10-14 1413
15 261
16-17 555
18-19 463
20-24 1535
25-29 2123
30-44 6972
45-59 4107
60-64 832
65-74 1102
75-84 660
85-89 166
90+ 92
Total 24073

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 9357
Married 6006
Divorced 1594
Separated 825
Widowed 723
Same Sex 102
Total 18607

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 12321
Good 7968
Fair 2594
Bad 899
Very Bad 291
Total 24073

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) 7443
Apprenticeship 259
2+ A Levels 1968
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2175
1-4 GCSEs 1883
No GCSEs 2970
Other 1909
Total 18607

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13185
Mixed Ethnicity 2176
Indian 396
Pakistani 240
Bangladeshi 108
Chinese 223
Other Asian 442
Black African 2461
Black Caribbean 2995
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1323
Other 524
Total 24073

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15176
Wales 200
Scotland 278
Northern Ireland 100
Republic of Ireland 367
European Union 2445
Other 5507
Total 24073

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16625
Republic of Ireland 430
Europe (including European Union) 3110
African Countries 835
Middle East or Asia 413
North America or Caribbean 602
Central America 12
South America 368
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 260
None 2145

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13135
No Religion 6403
Buddhist 222
Hindu 287
Jewish 89
Muslim 1525
Sikh 22
Other Religion 113
Not Stated 2277
Total 24073

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 7294
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1981
Self Employed 2117
Unemployed 1226
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1721
Retired 1164
Looking After Home or Family 777
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 790
Other 619
Total 17689

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 10
Manufacturing 274
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 40
Construction 591
RetailInc. Wholesale 1288
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 479
Accommodation and Food 845
Information and Communication 961
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 541
Real Estate 242
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1261
Administration 764
Public Administration and Defence 705
Education 1405
HealthInc. Social Work 1463
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 930
Total 11829