Information about the SO21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO21 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 5054
Semi-Detached 2717
Terraced 1567
Flat (Purpose-Built) 634
Flat (Converted) 210
Residence in Commercial Building 71
Caravan/Park/Temporary 312
Total 10565

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3691
Owned with Mortgage 3378
Shared Ownership 104
Rented: From Council 806
Rented: Other Social 354
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1050
Rented: Other 370
Rent Free 288
Total 10041

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 2290
Two People 3973
Three People 1488
Four People 1614
Five People 525
Six People 120
Seven People 18
8+ People 13
Total 10041

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 3098
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2155
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1102
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 789
Total 7144

Gender Back to Top

Male 12531
Female 13026
Total 25557

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 1495
5-7 943
8-9 618
10-14 1630
15 313
16-17 785
18-19 595
20-24 1009
25-29 1025
30-44 4909
45-59 5690
60-64 1898
65-74 2573
75-84 1500
85-89 344
90+ 230
Total 25557

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 4963
Married 12325
Divorced 1554
Separated 387
Widowed 1282
Same Sex 47
Total 20558

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 14145
Good 8199
Fair 2471
Bad 588
Very Bad 154
Total 25557

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) 8750
Apprenticeship 670
2+ A Levels 2586
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3163
1-4 GCSEs 1908
No GCSEs 2778
Other 703
Total 20558

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24653
Mixed Ethnicity 281
Indian 121
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 123
Other Asian 162
Black African 61
Black Caribbean 35
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 66
Total 25557

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22265
Wales 398
Scotland 495
Northern Ireland 154
Republic of Ireland 119
European Union 709
Other 1417
Total 25557

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21946
Republic of Ireland 131
Europe (including European Union) 508
African Countries 135
Middle East or Asia 162
North America or Caribbean 187
Central America 4
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 162
None 2716

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17162
No Religion 6076
Buddhist 95
Hindu 84
Jewish 30
Muslim 85
Sikh 40
Other Religion 99
Not Stated 1886
Total 25557

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 7235
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2513
Self Employed 2592
Unemployed 384
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1536
Retired 2831
Looking After Home or Family 852
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 303
Other 238
Total 18484

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 374
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 746
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 74
Construction 869
RetailInc. Wholesale 1563
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 397
Accommodation and Food 577
Information and Communication 905
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 535
Real Estate 249
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1224
Administration 592
Public Administration and Defence 1132
Education 1418
HealthInc. Social Work 1532
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 627
Total 12859