Information about the SO20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO20 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 1921
Semi-Detached 1272
Terraced 502
Flat (Purpose-Built) 310
Flat (Converted) 72
Residence in Commercial Building 47
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 4144

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1370
Owned with Mortgage 983
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 285
Rented: Other Social 314
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 462
Rented: Other 282
Rent Free 188
Total 3920

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 941
Two People 1653
Three People 538
Four People 543
Five People 194
Six People 41
Seven People 6
8+ People 4
Total 3920

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 969
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 837
C2 - Skilled manual workers 505
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 400
Total 2711

Gender Back to Top

Male 4767
Female 4797
Total 9564

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
0-4 540
5-7 368
8-9 191
10-14 540
15 77
16-17 226
18-19 183
20-24 440
25-29 425
30-44 1842
45-59 2106
60-64 743
65-74 1049
75-84 625
85-89 134
90+ 75
Total 9564

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 1815
Married 4748
Divorced 578
Separated 189
Widowed 500
Same Sex 18
Total 7848

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 5163
Good 3078
Fair 1030
Bad 227
Very Bad 66
Total 9564

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) 2944
Apprenticeship 250
2+ A Levels 995
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1219
1-4 GCSEs 898
No GCSEs 1231
Other 311
Total 7848

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9326
Mixed Ethnicity 106
Indian 21
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 30
Other Asian 42
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 14
Total 9564

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8315
Wales 153
Scotland 191
Northern Ireland 67
Republic of Ireland 41
European Union 311
Other 486
Total 9564

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7976
Republic of Ireland 47
Europe (including European Union) 177
African Countries 45
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 59
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 75
None 1266

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6591
No Religion 2185
Buddhist 20
Hindu 9
Jewish 14
Muslim 21
Sikh 17
Other Religion 40
Not Stated 667
Total 9564

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 2768
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 919
Self Employed 1093
Unemployed 138
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 402
Retired 1091
Looking After Home or Family 353
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 133
Other 117
Total 7014

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 218
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 326
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 11
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 28
Construction 314
RetailInc. Wholesale 626
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 150
Accommodation and Food 261
Information and Communication 229
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 189
Real Estate 106
Professional, Scientific and Technical 416
Administration 235
Public Administration and Defence 693
Education 448
HealthInc. Social Work 429
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 224
Total 4908