Information about the SO16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO16 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 5203
Semi-Detached 7987
Terraced 7781
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8646
Flat (Converted) 883
Residence in Commercial Building 196
Caravan/Park/Temporary 59
Total 30755

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7216
Owned with Mortgage 8672
Shared Ownership 271
Rented: From Council 6694
Rented: Other Social 1451
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4790
Rented: Other 478
Rent Free 356
Total 29928

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 9121
Two People 9839
Three People 4853
Four People 3853
Five People 1504
Six People 549
Seven People 134
8+ People 75
Total 29928

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 4308
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6715
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4696
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6778
Total 22497

Gender Back to Top

Male 37277
Female 38003
Total 75280

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 4967
5-7 2473
8-9 1575
10-14 4112
15 921
16-17 1714
18-19 4142
20-24 6997
25-29 5743
30-44 14919
45-59 12818
60-64 4164
65-74 5491
75-84 3743
85-89 1001
90+ 500
Total 75280

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 24784
Married 25254
Divorced 5755
Separated 1489
Widowed 3839
Same Sex 111
Total 61232

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 35680
Good 26239
Fair 9517
Bad 2953
Very Bad 891
Total 75280

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) 14784
Apprenticeship 2144
2+ A Levels 9394
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8550
1-4 GCSEs 8117
No GCSEs 14391
Other 3852
Total 61232

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 65124
Mixed Ethnicity 1464
Indian 2088
Pakistani 572
Bangladeshi 385
Chinese 1474
Other Asian 2027
Black African 934
Black Caribbean 282
Other Black/African/Caribbean 72
Other 858
Total 75280

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 60625
Wales 701
Scotland 978
Northern Ireland 303
Republic of Ireland 397
European Union 4187
Other 8089
Total 75280

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 52873
Republic of Ireland 361
Europe (including European Union) 4172
African Countries 852
Middle East or Asia 3185
North America or Caribbean 322
Central America 25
South America 83
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 175
None 14019

Religion Back to Top

Christian 40561
No Religion 24574
Buddhist 487
Hindu 859
Jewish 72
Muslim 2250
Sikh 793
Other Religion 339
Not Stated 5345
Total 75280

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 20618
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7686
Self Employed 3931
Unemployed 2200
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9335
Retired 6439
Looking After Home or Family 2486
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2251
Other 1042
Total 55988

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 103
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 2502
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 187
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 208
Construction 2822
RetailInc. Wholesale 5988
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2314
Accommodation and Food 1855
Information and Communication 975
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1180
Real Estate 379
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1918
Administration 1780
Public Administration and Defence 1365
Education 3480
HealthInc. Social Work 5704
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1435
Total 34220