Information about the SM5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM5 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 1902
Semi-Detached 5073
Terraced 6187
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3505
Flat (Converted) 593
Residence in Commercial Building 351
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 17620

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4438
Owned with Mortgage 7033
Shared Ownership 106
Rented: From Council 2863
Rented: Other Social 820
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1895
Rented: Other 140
Rent Free 113
Total 17408

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 4691
Two People 5286
Three People 3104
Four People 2817
Five People 1054
Six People 360
Seven People 71
8+ People 25
Total 17408

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 2934
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4747
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3107
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2780
Total 13568

Gender Back to Top

Male 21985
Female 23133
Total 45118

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 3127
5-7 1860
8-9 1050
10-14 2875
15 609
16-17 1385
18-19 1107
20-24 2704
25-29 2959
30-44 10719
45-59 8759
60-64 2217
65-74 2972
75-84 2034
85-89 502
90+ 239
Total 45118

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 12992
Married 16584
Divorced 3002
Separated 998
Widowed 1947
Same Sex 74
Total 35597

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 21680
Good 16109
Fair 5346
Bad 1526
Very Bad 457
Total 45118

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) 9470
Apprenticeship 1016
2+ A Levels 4266
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5935
1-4 GCSEs 5412
No GCSEs 7438
Other 2060
Total 35597

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36535
Mixed Ethnicity 1625
Indian 977
Pakistani 504
Bangladeshi 212
Chinese 393
Other Asian 1863
Black African 1595
Black Caribbean 727
Other Black/African/Caribbean 241
Other 446
Total 45118

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 36695
Wales 298
Scotland 402
Northern Ireland 141
Republic of Ireland 505
European Union 1552
Other 5525
Total 45118

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 35437
Republic of Ireland 577
Europe (including European Union) 1886
African Countries 833
Middle East or Asia 948
North America or Caribbean 236
Central America 3
South America 99
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 170
None 5722

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26694
No Religion 12073
Buddhist 309
Hindu 1205
Jewish 71
Muslim 1510
Sikh 61
Other Religion 206
Not Stated 2989
Total 45118

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 13584
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4434
Self Employed 3500
Unemployed 1413
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2714
Retired 3329
Looking After Home or Family 1489
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1126
Other 1233
Total 32822

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 829
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 67
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 137
Construction 2283
RetailInc. Wholesale 3216
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1223
Accommodation and Food 837
Information and Communication 1043
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1231
Real Estate 337
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1515
Administration 1168
Public Administration and Defence 1649
Education 2128
HealthInc. Social Work 3374
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1270
Total 22348