Information about the SO17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO17 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 930
Semi-Detached 2538
Terraced 1565
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3564
Flat (Converted) 977
Residence in Commercial Building 141
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 9730

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1766
Owned with Mortgage 1800
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 646
Rented: Other Social 696
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4111
Rented: Other 200
Rent Free 93
Total 9383

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 3207
Two People 2727
Three People 1173
Four People 1162
Five People 594
Six People 323
Seven People 114
8+ People 83
Total 9383

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 1946
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3374
C2 - Skilled manual workers 899
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1490
Total 7709

Gender Back to Top

Male 12515
Female 11209
Total 23724

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
0-4 980
5-7 463
8-9 261
10-14 691
15 146
16-17 303
18-19 1288
20-24 6916
25-29 2607
30-44 4054
45-59 2747
60-64 780
65-74 1065
75-84 880
85-89 332
90+ 211
Total 23724

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 13363
Married 5233
Divorced 1213
Separated 372
Widowed 948
Same Sex 54
Total 21183

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 12822
Good 7634
Fair 2377
Bad 682
Very Bad 209
Total 23724

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) 7236
Apprenticeship 343
2+ A Levels 6328
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1724
1-4 GCSEs 1422
No GCSEs 2705
Other 1425
Total 21183

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18907
Mixed Ethnicity 697
Indian 822
Pakistani 482
Bangladeshi 121
Chinese 1001
Other Asian 761
Black African 308
Black Caribbean 112
Other Black/African/Caribbean 48
Other 465
Total 23724

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16767
Wales 345
Scotland 306
Northern Ireland 139
Republic of Ireland 150
European Union 2189
Other 3828
Total 23724

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16604
Republic of Ireland 179
Europe (including European Union) 2255
African Countries 329
Middle East or Asia 1790
North America or Caribbean 190
Central America 22
South America 61
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 110
None 2598

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10494
No Religion 8960
Buddhist 265
Hindu 376
Jewish 48
Muslim 1292
Sikh 424
Other Religion 142
Not Stated 1723
Total 23724

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 5831
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1443
Self Employed 1109
Unemployed 617
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8178
Retired 1215
Looking After Home or Family 487
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 530
Other 350
Total 19760

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 38
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 650
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 63
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 51
Construction 513
RetailInc. Wholesale 1503
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 439
Accommodation and Food 784
Information and Communication 400
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 325
Real Estate 118
Professional, Scientific and Technical 783
Administration 479
Public Administration and Defence 430
Education 1770
HealthInc. Social Work 1308
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 545
Total 10208