Information about the SL5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SL5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SL5 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 4694
Semi-Detached 2727
Terraced 1194
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1724
Flat (Converted) 415
Residence in Commercial Building 163
Caravan/Park/Temporary 60
Total 10977

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3457
Owned with Mortgage 3723
Shared Ownership 34
Rented: From Council 161
Rented: Other Social 850
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1417
Rented: Other 226
Rent Free 318
Total 10186

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 2826
Two People 3438
Three People 1519
Four People 1682
Five People 556
Six People 133
Seven People 24
8+ People 8
Total 10186

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 3290
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2521
C2 - Skilled manual workers 965
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 674
Total 7450

Gender Back to Top

Male 12467
Female 13741
Total 26208

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 1411
5-7 981
8-9 679
10-14 2270
15 441
16-17 919
18-19 503
20-24 1048
25-29 993
30-44 5076
45-59 5848
60-64 1557
65-74 2296
75-84 1487
85-89 429
90+ 270
Total 26208

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 5476
Married 11364
Divorced 1666
Separated 432
Widowed 1434
Same Sex 54
Total 20426

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 15186
Good 7838
Fair 2339
Bad 643
Very Bad 202
Total 26208

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) 8409
Apprenticeship 558
2+ A Levels 2409
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3140
1-4 GCSEs 2159
No GCSEs 2768
Other 983
Total 20426

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23601
Mixed Ethnicity 670
Indian 618
Pakistani 124
Bangladeshi 47
Chinese 233
Other Asian 463
Black African 169
Black Caribbean 59
Other Black/African/Caribbean 45
Other 179
Total 26208

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20321
Wales 407
Scotland 606
Northern Ireland 160
Republic of Ireland 269
European Union 1211
Other 3234
Total 26208

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21553
Republic of Ireland 381
Europe (including European Union) 1362
African Countries 328
Middle East or Asia 482
North America or Caribbean 767
Central America 16
South America 55
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 302
None 1808

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17704
No Religion 5329
Buddhist 134
Hindu 312
Jewish 98
Muslim 389
Sikh 230
Other Religion 81
Not Stated 1931
Total 26208

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 7521
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2156
Self Employed 2437
Unemployed 463
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1568
Retired 2482
Looking After Home or Family 1035
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 252
Other 326
Total 18240

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 31
Mining/Quarrying 77
Manufacturing 793
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 89
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 686
RetailInc. Wholesale 1597
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 793
Accommodation and Food 588
Information and Communication 1258
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 506
Real Estate 324
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1333
Administration 649
Public Administration and Defence 511
Education 1381
HealthInc. Social Work 1009
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 846
Total 12508