Information about the SO32 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO32. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO32 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 4774
Semi-Detached 2308
Terraced 1469
Flat (Purpose-Built) 535
Flat (Converted) 148
Residence in Commercial Building 84
Caravan/Park/Temporary 120
Total 9438

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3713
Owned with Mortgage 3383
Shared Ownership 29
Rented: From Council 555
Rented: Other Social 360
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 705
Rented: Other 113
Rent Free 171
Total 9029

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 2116
Two People 3593
Three People 1339
Four People 1383
Five People 420
Six People 139
Seven People 28
8+ People 11
Total 9029

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 2375
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1842
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1192
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 820
Total 6229

Gender Back to Top

Male 10851
Female 11555
Total 22406

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 1076
5-7 799
8-9 513
10-14 1460
15 271
16-17 575
18-19 422
20-24 892
25-29 791
30-44 3837
45-59 5412
60-64 1811
65-74 2523
75-84 1431
85-89 384
90+ 209
Total 22406

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 4201
Married 10803
Divorced 1514
Separated 406
Widowed 1343
Same Sex 20
Total 18287

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 11787
Good 7378
Fair 2446
Bad 624
Very Bad 171
Total 22406

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) 7001
Apprenticeship 766
2+ A Levels 2113
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2827
1-4 GCSEs 1975
No GCSEs 3002
Other 603
Total 18287

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21890
Mixed Ethnicity 208
Indian 92
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 29
Other Asian 80
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 23
Total 22406

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20379
Wales 289
Scotland 393
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 75
European Union 347
Other 837
Total 22406

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19058
Republic of Ireland 88
Europe (including European Union) 235
African Countries 48
Middle East or Asia 101
North America or Caribbean 112
Central America 1
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 116
None 2878

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15070
No Religion 5353
Buddhist 63
Hindu 32
Jewish 26
Muslim 67
Sikh 28
Other Religion 74
Not Stated 1693
Total 22406

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 5962
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2482
Self Employed 2464
Unemployed 339
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 988
Retired 2793
Looking After Home or Family 671
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 349
Other 215
Total 16263

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 280
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 881
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 53
Construction 982
RetailInc. Wholesale 1502
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 503
Accommodation and Food 549
Information and Communication 559
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 366
Real Estate 218
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1031
Administration 544
Public Administration and Defence 702
Education 1170
HealthInc. Social Work 1304
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 576
Total 11274