Information about the SK16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SK16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SK16 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 1223
Semi-Detached 3086
Terraced 3252
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1804
Flat (Converted) 82
Residence in Commercial Building 76
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 9524

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2410
Owned with Mortgage 3275
Shared Ownership 19
Rented: From Council 663
Rented: Other Social 1718
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 864
Rented: Other 109
Rent Free 101
Total 9159

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 3075
Two People 2968
Three People 1548
Four People 1091
Five People 339
Six People 100
Seven People 22
8+ People 16
Total 9159

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 818
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2005
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1865
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2237
Total 6925

Gender Back to Top

Male 10309
Female 10492
Total 20801

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 1346
5-7 710
8-9 449
10-14 1197
15 266
16-17 513
18-19 481
20-24 1267
25-29 1398
30-44 4279
45-59 4215
60-64 1384
65-74 1828
75-84 1037
85-89 287
90+ 144
Total 20801

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 5797
Married 7265
Divorced 1887
Separated 522
Widowed 1313
Same Sex 49
Total 16833

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 8791
Good 7192
Fair 3221
Bad 1237
Very Bad 360
Total 20801

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) 2633
Apprenticeship 796
2+ A Levels 2120
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3000
1-4 GCSEs 2721
No GCSEs 4874
Other 689
Total 16833

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19796
Mixed Ethnicity 236
Indian 211
Pakistani 196
Bangladeshi 61
Chinese 76
Other Asian 56
Black African 75
Black Caribbean 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 48
Total 20801

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19498
Wales 93
Scotland 167
Northern Ireland 66
Republic of Ireland 99
European Union 347
Other 531
Total 20801

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16186
Republic of Ireland 88
Europe (including European Union) 302
African Countries 59
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 4144

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13674
No Religion 5232
Buddhist 30
Hindu 165
Jewish 6
Muslim 306
Sikh 6
Other Religion 48
Not Stated 1334
Total 20801

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 6517
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2019
Self Employed 1032
Unemployed 749
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 917
Retired 2327
Looking After Home or Family 534
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 972
Other 298
Total 15365

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 2
Manufacturing 1647
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 78
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 76
Construction 834
RetailInc. Wholesale 1791
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 504
Accommodation and Food 366
Information and Communication 183
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 338
Real Estate 173
Professional, Scientific and Technical 411
Administration 455
Public Administration and Defence 509
Education 767
HealthInc. Social Work 1251
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 441
Total 9831