Information about the SM6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM6 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 2018
Semi-Detached 4884
Terraced 3502
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5630
Flat (Converted) 850
Residence in Commercial Building 263
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 17157

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4577
Owned with Mortgage 6240
Shared Ownership 206
Rented: From Council 924
Rented: Other Social 2188
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2200
Rented: Other 154
Rent Free 126
Total 16615

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 5178
Two People 4979
Three People 2767
Four People 2352
Five People 931
Six People 294
Seven People 71
8+ People 43
Total 16615

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 2927
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4689
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2690
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2500
Total 12806

Gender Back to Top

Male 19494
Female 20995
Total 40489

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 2724
5-7 1457
8-9 945
10-14 2621
15 547
16-17 1111
18-19 828
20-24 2395
25-29 2876
30-44 8825
45-59 8126
60-64 2342
65-74 2936
75-84 1868
85-89 574
90+ 314
Total 40489

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 11479
Married 14903
Divorced 2795
Separated 907
Widowed 2040
Same Sex 71
Total 32195

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 19170
Good 14604
Fair 4944
Bad 1359
Very Bad 412
Total 40489

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) 9393
Apprenticeship 967
2+ A Levels 3876
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5377
1-4 GCSEs 4671
No GCSEs 6063
Other 1848
Total 32195

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31066
Mixed Ethnicity 1706
Indian 1491
Pakistani 515
Bangladeshi 339
Chinese 398
Other Asian 2023
Black African 1406
Black Caribbean 839
Other Black/African/Caribbean 262
Other 444
Total 40489

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32310
Wales 274
Scotland 423
Northern Ireland 149
Republic of Ireland 463
European Union 1311
Other 5559
Total 40489

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32847
Republic of Ireland 514
Europe (including European Union) 1562
African Countries 735
Middle East or Asia 897
North America or Caribbean 186
Central America 3
South America 68
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 136
None 4251

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23375
No Religion 9930
Buddhist 272
Hindu 2111
Jewish 78
Muslim 1621
Sikh 68
Other Religion 194
Not Stated 2840
Total 40489

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 12442
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3960
Self Employed 3264
Unemployed 1236
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2250
Retired 3413
Looking After Home or Family 1349
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 946
Other 579
Total 29439

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 33
Mining/Quarrying 26
Manufacturing 713
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 61
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 105
Construction 1978
RetailInc. Wholesale 3180
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1121
Accommodation and Food 712
Information and Communication 1014
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1195
Real Estate 335
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1467
Administration 1133
Public Administration and Defence 1595
Education 2044
HealthInc. Social Work 2540
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1044
Total 20296