Information about the SO23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO23 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 2109
Semi-Detached 2075
Terraced 3137
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3297
Flat (Converted) 584
Residence in Commercial Building 193
Caravan/Park/Temporary 28
Total 11423

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3013
Owned with Mortgage 2719
Shared Ownership 112
Rented: From Council 1920
Rented: Other Social 898
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1659
Rented: Other 222
Rent Free 225
Total 10768

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 3933
Two People 3634
Three People 1370
Four People 1274
Five People 420
Six People 103
Seven People 26
8+ People 8
Total 10768

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 3144
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2255
C2 - Skilled manual workers 992
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1283
Total 7674

Gender Back to Top

Male 12410
Female 13003
Total 25413

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 1541
5-7 721
8-9 465
10-14 1434
15 360
16-17 821
18-19 823
20-24 2101
25-29 1637
30-44 5115
45-59 4390
60-64 1392
65-74 2139
75-84 1583
85-89 553
90+ 338
Total 25413

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 8114
Married 8743
Divorced 1866
Separated 459
Widowed 1666
Same Sex 44
Total 20892

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 13424
Good 8158
Fair 2766
Bad 818
Very Bad 247
Total 25413

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) 9087
Apprenticeship 447
2+ A Levels 2892
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2831
1-4 GCSEs 1753
No GCSEs 3035
Other 847
Total 20892

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23788
Mixed Ethnicity 456
Indian 158
Pakistani 13
Bangladeshi 87
Chinese 374
Other Asian 306
Black African 93
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 85
Total 25413

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21176
Wales 360
Scotland 528
Northern Ireland 152
Republic of Ireland 158
European Union 1026
Other 2013
Total 25413

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20289
Republic of Ireland 171
Europe (including European Union) 889
African Countries 142
Middle East or Asia 461
North America or Caribbean 333
Central America 1
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 232
None 3424

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15017
No Religion 7660
Buddhist 187
Hindu 122
Jewish 59
Muslim 199
Sikh 22
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 2020
Total 25413

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 7197
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2190
Self Employed 1971
Unemployed 489
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2752
Retired 2251
Looking After Home or Family 694
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 600
Other 274
Total 18418

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 83
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 601
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 29
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 65
Construction 589
RetailInc. Wholesale 1489
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 360
Accommodation and Food 788
Information and Communication 832
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 421
Real Estate 219
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1256
Administration 495
Public Administration and Defence 953
Education 1673
HealthInc. Social Work 1566
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 646
Total 12076