Information about the SG2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SG2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SG2 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 3184
Semi-Detached 3643
Terraced 9465
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2035
Flat (Converted) 171
Residence in Commercial Building 94
Caravan/Park/Temporary 23
Total 18615

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4487
Owned with Mortgage 7113
Shared Ownership 148
Rented: From Council 3757
Rented: Other Social 875
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1607
Rented: Other 167
Rent Free 139
Total 18293

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 4956
Two People 5957
Three People 3306
Four People 2795
Five People 931
Six People 282
Seven People 50
8+ People 16
Total 18293

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 2969
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4484
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3278
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3233
Total 13964

Gender Back to Top

Male 22109
Female 22914
Total 45023

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 3027
5-7 1659
8-9 1067
10-14 2837
15 665
16-17 1292
18-19 1165
20-24 2705
25-29 2881
30-44 9180
45-59 9764
60-64 2287
65-74 3237
75-84 2470
85-89 540
90+ 247
Total 45023

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 11380
Married 17513
Divorced 3483
Separated 1008
Widowed 2343
Same Sex 41
Total 35768

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 21619
Good 15890
Fair 5540
Bad 1550
Very Bad 424
Total 45023

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) 7961
Apprenticeship 1385
2+ A Levels 4321
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6508
1-4 GCSEs 6486
No GCSEs 7504
Other 1603
Total 35768

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40776
Mixed Ethnicity 1114
Indian 542
Pakistani 153
Bangladeshi 171
Chinese 281
Other Asian 518
Black African 863
Black Caribbean 334
Other Black/African/Caribbean 105
Other 166
Total 45023

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39874
Wales 349
Scotland 615
Northern Ireland 124
Republic of Ireland 409
European Union 1016
Other 2636
Total 45023

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 35548
Republic of Ireland 356
Europe (including European Union) 950
African Countries 507
Middle East or Asia 443
North America or Caribbean 161
Central America 3
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 7335

Religion Back to Top

Christian 25137
No Religion 15261
Buddhist 174
Hindu 361
Jewish 84
Muslim 595
Sikh 82
Other Religion 235
Not Stated 3094
Total 45023

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 14292
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4768
Self Employed 3056
Unemployed 1400
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2363
Retired 3675
Looking After Home or Family 1486
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 955
Other 516
Total 32511

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 80
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 2135
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 140
Construction 2240
RetailInc. Wholesale 4343
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1177
Accommodation and Food 1056
Information and Communication 1131
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 841
Real Estate 304
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1359
Administration 1175
Public Administration and Defence 1308
Education 1925
HealthInc. Social Work 2586
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1089
Total 22988