Information about the SG5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SG5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SG5 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 3443
Semi-Detached 4794
Terraced 3256
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2734
Flat (Converted) 395
Residence in Commercial Building 191
Caravan/Park/Temporary 85
Total 14898

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4114
Owned with Mortgage 5299
Shared Ownership 135
Rented: From Council 854
Rented: Other Social 1620
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1909
Rented: Other 150
Rent Free 176
Total 14257

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 4252
Two People 4992
Three People 2256
Four People 1952
Five People 611
Six People 162
Seven People 15
8+ People 17
Total 14257

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 3571
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3447
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1935
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1790
Total 10743

Gender Back to Top

Male 16420
Female 16932
Total 33352

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 2350
5-7 1157
8-9 698
10-14 1880
15 399
16-17 775
18-19 606
20-24 1625
25-29 2188
30-44 7859
45-59 6697
60-64 1846
65-74 2725
75-84 1812
85-89 488
90+ 247
Total 33352

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 8512
Married 13387
Divorced 2365
Separated 772
Widowed 1791
Same Sex 41
Total 26868

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 17219
Good 11221
Fair 3754
Bad 908
Very Bad 250
Total 33352

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) 9480
Apprenticeship 996
2+ A Levels 2988
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4050
1-4 GCSEs 3543
No GCSEs 4640
Other 1171
Total 26868

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29574
Mixed Ethnicity 990
Indian 859
Pakistani 127
Bangladeshi 245
Chinese 253
Other Asian 380
Black African 196
Black Caribbean 479
Other Black/African/Caribbean 88
Other 161
Total 33352

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28747
Wales 348
Scotland 587
Northern Ireland 148
Republic of Ireland 323
European Union 928
Other 2271
Total 33352

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26965
Republic of Ireland 304
Europe (including European Union) 860
African Countries 184
Middle East or Asia 425
North America or Caribbean 194
Central America 5
South America 35
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 160
None 4559

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18799
No Religion 10353
Buddhist 156
Hindu 314
Jewish 68
Muslim 503
Sikh 642
Other Religion 138
Not Stated 2379
Total 33352

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 10993
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3342
Self Employed 2749
Unemployed 881
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1480
Retired 3016
Looking After Home or Family 1024
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 502
Other 334
Total 24321

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 109
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 1600
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 113
Construction 1497
RetailInc. Wholesale 2745
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 746
Accommodation and Food 742
Information and Communication 1052
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 758
Real Estate 287
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1513
Administration 838
Public Administration and Defence 1016
Education 1826
HealthInc. Social Work 1791
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 917
Total 17589