Information about the SO31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO31 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 8676
Semi-Detached 5253
Terraced 3425
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2332
Flat (Converted) 250
Residence in Commercial Building 115
Caravan/Park/Temporary 169
Total 20220

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6666
Owned with Mortgage 8169
Shared Ownership 128
Rented: From Council 430
Rented: Other Social 1629
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2146
Rented: Other 263
Rent Free 177
Total 19608

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 4949
Two People 7528
Three People 3159
Four People 2908
Five People 788
Six People 195
Seven People 59
8+ People 22
Total 19608

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 4436
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4950
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2751
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2108
Total 14245

Gender Back to Top

Male 23415
Female 24084
Total 47499

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 2559
5-7 1626
8-9 1042
10-14 2922
15 603
16-17 1225
18-19 1096
20-24 2451
25-29 2291
30-44 9552
45-59 10499
60-64 3158
65-74 4480
75-84 2874
85-89 730
90+ 391
Total 47499

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 10369
Married 21150
Divorced 3713
Separated 928
Widowed 2515
Same Sex 72
Total 38747

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 24443
Good 16077
Fair 5129
Bad 1429
Very Bad 421
Total 47499

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) 12273
Apprenticeship 2107
2+ A Levels 5257
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6482
1-4 GCSEs 5228
No GCSEs 6013
Other 1387
Total 38747

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 45946
Mixed Ethnicity 641
Indian 271
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 45
Chinese 168
Other Asian 146
Black African 123
Black Caribbean 63
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 64
Total 47499

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 42746
Wales 651
Scotland 1020
Northern Ireland 202
Republic of Ireland 204
European Union 947
Other 1729
Total 47499

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 40555
Republic of Ireland 207
Europe (including European Union) 639
African Countries 209
Middle East or Asia 194
North America or Caribbean 140
Central America 0
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 137
None 5749

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30464
No Religion 12957
Buddhist 132
Hindu 131
Jewish 28
Muslim 146
Sikh 59
Other Religion 224
Not Stated 3358
Total 47499

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 14821
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5174
Self Employed 3755
Unemployed 897
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2410
Retired 5288
Looking After Home or Family 1205
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 769
Other 433
Total 34752

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 81
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 2548
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 158
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 126
Construction 2008
RetailInc. Wholesale 3587
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1674
Accommodation and Food 1034
Information and Communication 1136
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1243
Real Estate 348
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1753
Administration 1069
Public Administration and Defence 1911
Education 2368
HealthInc. Social Work 2530
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1161
Total 24752