Information about the SM2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM2 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 3793
Semi-Detached 1634
Terraced 1226
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6452
Flat (Converted) 765
Residence in Commercial Building 119
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 13991

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4539
Owned with Mortgage 4521
Shared Ownership 41
Rented: From Council 451
Rented: Other Social 651
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3051
Rented: Other 151
Rent Free 112
Total 13517

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 4817
Two People 4349
Three People 1997
Four People 1631
Five People 533
Six People 151
Seven People 26
8+ People 13
Total 13517

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 3799
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3493
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1428
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1290
Total 10010

Gender Back to Top

Male 15514
Female 15889
Total 31403

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 1775
5-7 893
8-9 574
10-14 1603
15 315
16-17 677
18-19 468
20-24 1670
25-29 2449
30-44 7385
45-59 6027
60-64 1942
65-74 2694
75-84 1942
85-89 613
90+ 376
Total 31403

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 8919
Married 12707
Divorced 2067
Separated 656
Widowed 1847
Same Sex 47
Total 26243

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 15578
Good 10913
Fair 3702
Bad 936
Very Bad 274
Total 31403

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) 10851
Apprenticeship 576
2+ A Levels 2847
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3733
1-4 GCSEs 2795
No GCSEs 3751
Other 1690
Total 26243

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24083
Mixed Ethnicity 1121
Indian 1803
Pakistani 590
Bangladeshi 175
Chinese 499
Other Asian 1323
Black African 778
Black Caribbean 328
Other Black/African/Caribbean 146
Other 557
Total 31403

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22928
Wales 266
Scotland 481
Northern Ireland 144
Republic of Ireland 398
European Union 1607
Other 5579
Total 31403

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24931
Republic of Ireland 448
Europe (including European Union) 1884
African Countries 709
Middle East or Asia 1323
North America or Caribbean 280
Central America 4
South America 91
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 197
None 2389

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17742
No Religion 7245
Buddhist 274
Hindu 1603
Jewish 188
Muslim 1713
Sikh 75
Other Religion 185
Not Stated 2378
Total 31403

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 9978
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2644
Self Employed 2809
Unemployed 717
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1535
Retired 2970
Looking After Home or Family 967
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 591
Other 1101
Total 23312

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 42
Manufacturing 509
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 55
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 49
Construction 1225
RetailInc. Wholesale 1880
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 619
Accommodation and Food 569
Information and Communication 1054
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1259
Real Estate 314
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1749
Administration 826
Public Administration and Defence 1168
Education 1484
HealthInc. Social Work 2201
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 869
Total 15883