Information about the SM7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SM7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SM7 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 3188
Semi-Detached 2607
Terraced 705
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1287
Flat (Converted) 94
Residence in Commercial Building 138
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 8032

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3260
Owned with Mortgage 3357
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 100
Rented: Other Social 442
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 527
Rented: Other 61
Rent Free 65
Total 7864

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 1913
Two People 2789
Three People 1234
Four People 1401
Five People 395
Six People 108
Seven People 15
8+ People 9
Total 7864

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 1859
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1971
C2 - Skilled manual workers 958
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 607
Total 5395

Gender Back to Top

Male 10267
Female 10870
Total 21137

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 1081
5-7 682
8-9 467
10-14 1214
15 267
16-17 515
18-19 438
20-24 1070
25-29 1036
30-44 3992
45-59 4551
60-64 1429
65-74 2044
75-84 1471
85-89 494
90+ 386
Total 21137

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 4907
Married 9367
Divorced 1244
Separated 363
Widowed 1511
Same Sex 34
Total 17426

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 10367
Good 7524
Fair 2450
Bad 600
Very Bad 196
Total 21137

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) 5562
Apprenticeship 562
2+ A Levels 2058
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2920
1-4 GCSEs 2424
No GCSEs 3177
Other 723
Total 17426

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19256
Mixed Ethnicity 421
Indian 353
Pakistani 181
Bangladeshi 64
Chinese 115
Other Asian 250
Black African 168
Black Caribbean 149
Other Black/African/Caribbean 66
Other 114
Total 21137

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18389
Wales 212
Scotland 309
Northern Ireland 102
Republic of Ireland 207
European Union 495
Other 1423
Total 21137

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18361
Republic of Ireland 238
Europe (including European Union) 422
African Countries 155
Middle East or Asia 152
North America or Caribbean 106
Central America 1
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 104
None 1854

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13794
No Religion 4792
Buddhist 58
Hindu 313
Jewish 79
Muslim 410
Sikh 39
Other Religion 67
Not Stated 1585
Total 21137

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 5580
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2130
Self Employed 2143
Unemployed 373
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 920
Retired 2225
Looking After Home or Family 584
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 281
Other 839
Total 15075

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 40
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 404
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 48
Construction 1022
RetailInc. Wholesale 1395
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 424
Accommodation and Food 309
Information and Communication 515
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 806
Real Estate 198
Professional, Scientific and Technical 963
Administration 526
Public Administration and Defence 660
Education 1008
HealthInc. Social Work 1287
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 508
Total 10156