Information about the SO18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO18 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 4624
Semi-Detached 4882
Terraced 2828
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4823
Flat (Converted) 704
Residence in Commercial Building 220
Caravan/Park/Temporary 81
Total 18162

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4925
Owned with Mortgage 6133
Shared Ownership 238
Rented: From Council 1739
Rented: Other Social 1407
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2807
Rented: Other 232
Rent Free 163
Total 17644

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 5747
Two People 6005
Three People 2696
Four People 2191
Five People 721
Six People 209
Seven People 59
8+ People 16
Total 17644

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 2485
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4044
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3168
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3426
Total 13123

Gender Back to Top

Male 20690
Female 21208
Total 41898

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 2661
5-7 1296
8-9 787
10-14 2273
15 468
16-17 968
18-19 1928
20-24 3102
25-29 2961
30-44 8680
45-59 7864
60-64 2268
65-74 3360
75-84 2229
85-89 709
90+ 344
Total 41898

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 12820
Married 14912
Divorced 3329
Separated 993
Widowed 2298
Same Sex 61
Total 34413

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 19409
Good 14891
Fair 5523
Bad 1551
Very Bad 524
Total 41898

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) 7688
Apprenticeship 1847
2+ A Levels 5312
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5489
1-4 GCSEs 4956
No GCSEs 7309
Other 1812
Total 34413

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38055
Mixed Ethnicity 913
Indian 720
Pakistani 210
Bangladeshi 92
Chinese 640
Other Asian 487
Black African 370
Black Caribbean 148
Other Black/African/Caribbean 60
Other 203
Total 41898

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35913
Wales 363
Scotland 499
Northern Ireland 147
Republic of Ireland 254
European Union 1765
Other 2957
Total 41898

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31724
Republic of Ireland 196
Europe (including European Union) 1705
African Countries 327
Middle East or Asia 894
North America or Caribbean 131
Central America 12
South America 24
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 66
None 7132

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23498
No Religion 13602
Buddhist 224
Hindu 290
Jewish 18
Muslim 662
Sikh 372
Other Religion 232
Not Stated 3000
Total 41898

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 12365
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4586
Self Employed 2743
Unemployed 1197
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3663
Retired 3763
Looking After Home or Family 1192
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1110
Other 512
Total 31131

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1840
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 173
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 147
Construction 1970
RetailInc. Wholesale 3623
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1426
Accommodation and Food 1038
Information and Communication 625
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 934
Real Estate 274
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1079
Administration 988
Public Administration and Defence 944
Education 2136
HealthInc. Social Work 2434
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 988
Total 20667