Information about the SL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SL2 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 3737
Semi-Detached 5508
Terraced 6862
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4964
Flat (Converted) 631
Residence in Commercial Building 246
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 21987

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4868
Owned with Mortgage 7044
Shared Ownership 256
Rented: From Council 2973
Rented: Other Social 1956
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3756
Rented: Other 305
Rent Free 227
Total 21385

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 5796
Two People 5436
Three People 3491
Four People 3492
Five People 1766
Six People 918
Seven People 280
8+ People 206
Total 21385

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 3332
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4960
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3746
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5051
Total 17089

Gender Back to Top

Male 29489
Female 30339
Total 59828

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 5125
5-7 2669
8-9 1656
10-14 4109
15 793
16-17 1683
18-19 1441
20-24 3895
25-29 4790
30-44 13798
45-59 10519
60-64 2464
65-74 3429
75-84 2456
85-89 614
90+ 387
Total 59828

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 14860
Married 22781
Divorced 3524
Separated 1479
Widowed 2774
Same Sex 58
Total 45476

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 29124
Good 20878
Fair 7016
Bad 2205
Very Bad 605
Total 59828

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) 11646
Apprenticeship 1002
2+ A Levels 4491
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6178
1-4 GCSEs 6637
No GCSEs 9743
Other 5779
Total 45476

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31998
Mixed Ethnicity 1932
Indian 6867
Pakistani 10232
Bangladeshi 228
Chinese 348
Other Asian 2634
Black African 2743
Black Caribbean 1153
Other Black/African/Caribbean 521
Other 1172
Total 59828

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38092
Wales 473
Scotland 562
Northern Ireland 157
Republic of Ireland 648
European Union 5103
Other 14793
Total 59828

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 41735
Republic of Ireland 638
Europe (including European Union) 5804
African Countries 1254
Middle East or Asia 4500
North America or Caribbean 382
Central America 14
South America 53
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 138
None 6502

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27824
No Religion 7892
Buddhist 248
Hindu 2400
Jewish 80
Muslim 12564
Sikh 5041
Other Religion 173
Not Stated 3606
Total 59828

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 16983
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5089
Self Employed 4223
Unemployed 2162
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4118
Retired 3776
Looking After Home or Family 2822
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1424
Other 1422
Total 42019

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 68
Mining/Quarrying 39
Manufacturing 2355
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 112
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 170
Construction 1785
RetailInc. Wholesale 4576
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2786
Accommodation and Food 1799
Information and Communication 1631
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 715
Real Estate 284
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1608
Administration 2101
Public Administration and Defence 875
Education 2044
HealthInc. Social Work 3294
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1195
Total 27437