Information about the SE5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE5 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 483
Semi-Detached 1324
Terraced 3104
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14642
Flat (Converted) 3821
Residence in Commercial Building 358
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 23746

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1931
Owned with Mortgage 4058
Shared Ownership 332
Rented: From Council 8537
Rented: Other Social 3288
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4488
Rented: Other 324
Rent Free 245
Total 23203

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 7718
Two People 6430
Three People 4112
Four People 2785
Five People 1292
Six People 619
Seven People 152
8+ People 95
Total 23203

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 4656
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6911
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3132
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5564
Total 20263

Gender Back to Top

Male 28101
Female 29047
Total 57148

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 4338
5-7 2157
8-9 1313
10-14 3108
15 678
16-17 1225
18-19 1473
20-24 5241
25-29 6286
30-44 15529
45-59 9925
60-64 1745
65-74 2326
75-84 1353
85-89 312
90+ 139
Total 57148

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 24875
Married 12503
Divorced 3760
Separated 2339
Widowed 1608
Same Sex 469
Total 45554

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 29583
Good 18564
Fair 6121
Bad 2136
Very Bad 744
Total 57148

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) 17736
Apprenticeship 502
2+ A Levels 5025
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5126
1-4 GCSEs 4641
No GCSEs 7648
Other 4876
Total 45554

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26117
Mixed Ethnicity 3974
Indian 737
Pakistani 236
Bangladeshi 689
Chinese 1117
Other Asian 1684
Black African 11982
Black Caribbean 5157
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3210
Other 2245
Total 57148

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31526
Wales 395
Scotland 678
Northern Ireland 269
Republic of Ireland 877
European Union 4832
Other 18571
Total 57148

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38592
Republic of Ireland 938
Europe (including European Union) 6185
African Countries 4335
Middle East or Asia 1390
North America or Caribbean 1360
Central America 38
South America 1148
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 617
None 4617

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30574
No Religion 14367
Buddhist 780
Hindu 390
Jewish 158
Muslim 5257
Sikh 103
Other Religion 309
Not Stated 5210
Total 57148

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 16954
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4931
Self Employed 4318
Unemployed 2992
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6783
Retired 2524
Looking After Home or Family 1611
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2038
Other 1599
Total 43750

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 16
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 488
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 42
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 79
Construction 1113
RetailInc. Wholesale 2903
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1083
Accommodation and Food 2675
Information and Communication 1961
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1111
Real Estate 436
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2907
Administration 2574
Public Administration and Defence 1468
Education 2697
HealthInc. Social Work 4083
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2315
Total 27970