Information about the SM3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM3 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 727
Semi-Detached 4000
Terraced 2843
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1542
Flat (Converted) 145
Residence in Commercial Building 318
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 9576

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3524
Owned with Mortgage 4224
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 171
Rented: Other Social 257
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1040
Rented: Other 79
Rent Free 78
Total 9419

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 2328
Two People 2783
Three People 1637
Four People 1812
Five People 630
Six People 180
Seven People 30
8+ People 19
Total 9419

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 1610
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2533
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1656
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1097
Total 6896

Gender Back to Top

Male 12095
Female 12666
Total 24761

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 1351
5-7 909
8-9 602
10-14 1747
15 368
16-17 747
18-19 575
20-24 1409
25-29 1394
30-44 5053
45-59 5310
60-64 1420
65-74 1913
75-84 1392
85-89 407
90+ 164
Total 24761

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 6140
Married 10411
Divorced 1417
Separated 456
Widowed 1335
Same Sex 25
Total 19784

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 12223
Good 8898
Fair 2774
Bad 700
Very Bad 166
Total 24761

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) 5152
Apprenticeship 702
2+ A Levels 2509
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3373
1-4 GCSEs 3054
No GCSEs 3774
Other 1220
Total 19784

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19981
Mixed Ethnicity 703
Indian 696
Pakistani 356
Bangladeshi 137
Chinese 310
Other Asian 1665
Black African 354
Black Caribbean 222
Other Black/African/Caribbean 83
Other 254
Total 24761

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20019
Wales 145
Scotland 226
Northern Ireland 64
Republic of Ireland 325
European Union 814
Other 3168
Total 24761

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20709
Republic of Ireland 333
Europe (including European Union) 1008
African Countries 276
Middle East or Asia 652
North America or Caribbean 88
Central America 3
South America 42
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 78
None 1956

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15150
No Religion 5372
Buddhist 174
Hindu 1333
Jewish 40
Muslim 908
Sikh 36
Other Religion 68
Not Stated 1680
Total 24761

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 7373
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2774
Self Employed 2200
Unemployed 520
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1497
Retired 2095
Looking After Home or Family 723
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 354
Other 285
Total 17821

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 14
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 499
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 58
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 73
Construction 1446
RetailInc. Wholesale 1957
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 690
Accommodation and Food 489
Information and Communication 612
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 708
Real Estate 223
Professional, Scientific and Technical 835
Administration 646
Public Administration and Defence 866
Education 1252
HealthInc. Social Work 1704
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 736
Total 12823