Information about the SM4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM4 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 579
Semi-Detached 3455
Terraced 8019
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2872
Flat (Converted) 434
Residence in Commercial Building 221
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 15581

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4357
Owned with Mortgage 5664
Shared Ownership 116
Rented: From Council 1302
Rented: Other Social 1567
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2003
Rented: Other 156
Rent Free 122
Total 15287

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 4063
Two People 4434
Three People 2704
Four People 2495
Five People 1030
Six People 400
Seven People 110
8+ People 51
Total 15287

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 2367
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3869
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2668
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2565
Total 11469

Gender Back to Top

Male 19782
Female 20114
Total 39896

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 2679
5-7 1498
8-9 899
10-14 2487
15 499
16-17 1016
18-19 952
20-24 2460
25-29 2953
30-44 9248
45-59 7560
60-64 1994
65-74 2846
75-84 2047
85-89 529
90+ 229
Total 39896

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 11280
Married 15216
Divorced 2297
Separated 880
Widowed 2061
Same Sex 100
Total 31834

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 18504
Good 14534
Fair 5026
Bad 1425
Very Bad 407
Total 39896

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) 8215
Apprenticeship 840
2+ A Levels 3463
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4623
1-4 GCSEs 4560
No GCSEs 6954
Other 3179
Total 31834

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27587
Mixed Ethnicity 1543
Indian 1292
Pakistani 2158
Bangladeshi 501
Chinese 448
Other Asian 3363
Black African 1366
Black Caribbean 777
Other Black/African/Caribbean 262
Other 599
Total 39896

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27119
Wales 211
Scotland 317
Northern Ireland 152
Republic of Ireland 615
European Union 2940
Other 8542
Total 39896

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28371
Republic of Ireland 701
Europe (including European Union) 3771
African Countries 1099
Middle East or Asia 2060
North America or Caribbean 244
Central America 11
South America 149
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 170
None 4393

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22444
No Religion 7961
Buddhist 471
Hindu 2352
Jewish 69
Muslim 3774
Sikh 51
Other Religion 165
Not Stated 2609
Total 39896

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 11428
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3866
Self Employed 3380
Unemployed 1295
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2768
Retired 3082
Looking After Home or Family 1540
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 956
Other 714
Total 29029

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 685
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 84
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 98
Construction 2047
RetailInc. Wholesale 3044
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1216
Accommodation and Food 1062
Information and Communication 892
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 875
Real Estate 288
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1249
Administration 1196
Public Administration and Defence 1157
Education 1831
HealthInc. Social Work 2500
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1267
Total 19515