Information about the SM1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM1 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 1175
Semi-Detached 5374
Terraced 4438
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6332
Flat (Converted) 1120
Residence in Commercial Building 236
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 18677

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4865
Owned with Mortgage 7314
Shared Ownership 184
Rented: From Council 1457
Rented: Other Social 852
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3315
Rented: Other 205
Rent Free 124
Total 18316

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 5922
Two People 5586
Three People 3140
Four People 2520
Five People 843
Six People 242
Seven People 42
8+ People 21
Total 18316

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 3588
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5210
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2991
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2572
Total 14361

Gender Back to Top

Male 21034
Female 22033
Total 43067

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 2991
5-7 1508
8-9 888
10-14 2399
15 522
16-17 1069
18-19 866
20-24 2397
25-29 3341
30-44 10889
45-59 8182
60-64 2171
65-74 2921
75-84 2078
85-89 562
90+ 283
Total 43067

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 12439
Married 16058
Divorced 3068
Separated 1015
Widowed 2119
Same Sex 60
Total 34759

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 21172
Good 15137
Fair 4947
Bad 1422
Very Bad 389
Total 43067

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) 10604
Apprenticeship 935
2+ A Levels 4014
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5437
1-4 GCSEs 4895
No GCSEs 6372
Other 2502
Total 34759

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33622
Mixed Ethnicity 1697
Indian 1449
Pakistani 614
Bangladeshi 341
Chinese 611
Other Asian 2142
Black African 1331
Black Caribbean 527
Other Black/African/Caribbean 177
Other 556
Total 43067

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32470
Wales 283
Scotland 428
Northern Ireland 128
Republic of Ireland 547
European Union 2362
Other 6849
Total 43067

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32801
Republic of Ireland 622
Europe (including European Union) 3064
African Countries 1025
Middle East or Asia 1662
North America or Caribbean 240
Central America 9
South America 137
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 169
None 4257

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24931
No Religion 10759
Buddhist 315
Hindu 1707
Jewish 108
Muslim 1935
Sikh 62
Other Religion 171
Not Stated 3079
Total 43067

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 14373
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4091
Self Employed 3646
Unemployed 1307
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2332
Retired 3254
Looking After Home or Family 1366
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 840
Other 627
Total 31836

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 9
Mining/Quarrying 34
Manufacturing 803
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 80
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 117
Construction 2223
RetailInc. Wholesale 3081
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1175
Accommodation and Food 885
Information and Communication 1296
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1342
Real Estate 337
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1817
Administration 1314
Public Administration and Defence 1640
Education 2154
HealthInc. Social Work 3285
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1245
Total 22837