Information about the SE3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE3 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 1158
Semi-Detached 3253
Terraced 4023
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5159
Flat (Converted) 2873
Residence in Commercial Building 195
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 16662

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3742
Owned with Mortgage 4714
Shared Ownership 142
Rented: From Council 3104
Rented: Other Social 886
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3226
Rented: Other 147
Rent Free 155
Total 16116

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 5754
Two People 5120
Three People 2314
Four People 1892
Five People 700
Six People 258
Seven People 48
8+ People 30
Total 16116

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 5187
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3965
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1451
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1989
Total 12592

Gender Back to Top

Male 17822
Female 18719
Total 36541

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 2574
5-7 1202
8-9 726
10-14 1776
15 373
16-17 708
18-19 657
20-24 2020
25-29 2995
30-44 9998
45-59 6506
60-64 1738
65-74 2579
75-84 1812
85-89 541
90+ 336
Total 36541

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 12507
Married 12054
Divorced 2457
Separated 908
Widowed 1818
Same Sex 146
Total 29890

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 18694
Good 11651
Fair 4263
Bad 1465
Very Bad 468
Total 36541

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) 14217
Apprenticeship 419
2+ A Levels 2688
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3203
1-4 GCSEs 2517
No GCSEs 5020
Other 1826
Total 29890

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28086
Mixed Ethnicity 1569
Indian 891
Pakistani 204
Bangladeshi 156
Chinese 636
Other Asian 934
Black African 2136
Black Caribbean 815
Other Black/African/Caribbean 471
Other 643
Total 36541

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26374
Wales 398
Scotland 669
Northern Ireland 224
Republic of Ireland 609
European Union 2263
Other 6004
Total 36541

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28070
Republic of Ireland 728
Europe (including European Union) 2725
African Countries 930
Middle East or Asia 790
North America or Caribbean 606
Central America 11
South America 166
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 552
None 3211

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18876
No Religion 11376
Buddhist 427
Hindu 717
Jewish 123
Muslim 1550
Sikh 259
Other Religion 204
Not Stated 3009
Total 36541

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 12056
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2543
Self Employed 3368
Unemployed 1135
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2282
Retired 2748
Looking After Home or Family 1277
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1108
Other 684
Total 27201

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 30
Manufacturing 385
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 68
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 49
Construction 949
RetailInc. Wholesale 1664
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 553
Accommodation and Food 784
Information and Communication 1333
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2394
Real Estate 349
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2466
Administration 912
Public Administration and Defence 1104
Education 2098
HealthInc. Social Work 2087
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1313
Total 18545