Information about the SK2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SK2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SK2 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 2070
Semi-Detached 6532
Terraced 3723
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1850
Flat (Converted) 302
Residence in Commercial Building 169
Total 14646

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4371
Owned with Mortgage 5640
Shared Ownership 136
Rented: From Council 1007
Rented: Other Social 1144
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1629
Rented: Other 148
Rent Free 113
Total 14188

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 4503
Two People 4643
Three People 2364
Four People 1903
Five People 560
Six People 164
Seven People 35
8+ People 16
Total 14188

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 2145
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3563
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2425
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2426
Total 10559

Gender Back to Top

Male 16271
Female 16667
Total 32938

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 1955
5-7 1156
8-9 679
10-14 1950
15 419
16-17 886
18-19 742
20-24 1951
25-29 1970
30-44 6766
45-59 7168
60-64 2033
65-74 2829
75-84 1752
85-89 445
90+ 237
Total 32938

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 9050
Married 12222
Divorced 2772
Separated 745
Widowed 1955
Same Sex 35
Total 26779

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 15307
Good 11198
Fair 4442
Bad 1570
Very Bad 421
Total 32938

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) 6570
Apprenticeship 1260
2+ A Levels 3539
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4556
1-4 GCSEs 3971
No GCSEs 5877
Other 1006
Total 26779

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31161
Mixed Ethnicity 483
Indian 225
Pakistani 346
Bangladeshi 54
Chinese 195
Other Asian 159
Black African 95
Black Caribbean 57
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 144
Total 32938

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30339
Wales 229
Scotland 380
Northern Ireland 109
Republic of Ireland 245
European Union 461
Other 1175
Total 32938

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26918
Republic of Ireland 193
Europe (including European Union) 410
African Countries 81
Middle East or Asia 277
North America or Caribbean 63
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 55
None 5082

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21084
No Religion 8877
Buddhist 108
Hindu 93
Jewish 17
Muslim 524
Sikh 16
Other Religion 93
Not Stated 2126
Total 32938

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 10339
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3651
Self Employed 2123
Unemployed 995
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1653
Retired 3379
Looking After Home or Family 768
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1073
Other 364
Total 24345

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 1668
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 122
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 90
Construction 1292
RetailInc. Wholesale 2572
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 854
Accommodation and Food 699
Information and Communication 579
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 804
Real Estate 220
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1014
Administration 874
Public Administration and Defence 851
Education 1483
HealthInc. Social Work 2712
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 804
Total 16665