Information about the SO40 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO40. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO40 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 7322
Semi-Detached 4878
Terraced 3765
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1546
Flat (Converted) 175
Residence in Commercial Building 124
Caravan/Park/Temporary 161
Total 17971

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6267
Owned with Mortgage 7217
Shared Ownership 98
Rented: From Council 1010
Rented: Other Social 741
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1803
Rented: Other 317
Rent Free 176
Total 17629

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 4513
Two People 6574
Three People 3035
Four People 2589
Five People 678
Six People 194
Seven People 28
8+ People 18
Total 17629

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 2851
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4256
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3198
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2598
Total 12903

Gender Back to Top

Male 21028
Female 21671
Total 42699

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 2488
5-7 1384
8-9 890
10-14 2396
15 554
16-17 1029
18-19 975
20-24 2294
25-29 2387
30-44 8558
45-59 9310
60-64 2863
65-74 3800
75-84 2687
85-89 691
90+ 393
Total 42699

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 9738
Married 18577
Divorced 3344
Separated 867
Widowed 2407
Same Sex 54
Total 34987

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 20446
Good 15111
Fair 5294
Bad 1448
Very Bad 400
Total 42699

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) 8471
Apprenticeship 2234
2+ A Levels 4684
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6029
1-4 GCSEs 5221
No GCSEs 7044
Other 1304
Total 34987

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 41409
Mixed Ethnicity 442
Indian 170
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 88
Chinese 92
Other Asian 127
Black African 155
Black Caribbean 56
Other Black/African/Caribbean 61
Other 90
Total 42699

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39411
Wales 444
Scotland 551
Northern Ireland 122
Republic of Ireland 124
European Union 696
Other 1351
Total 42699

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34954
Republic of Ireland 110
Europe (including European Union) 419
African Countries 178
Middle East or Asia 160
North America or Caribbean 94
Central America 3
South America 18
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 141
None 6863

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27077
No Religion 11778
Buddhist 73
Hindu 94
Jewish 22
Muslim 179
Sikh 17
Other Religion 217
Not Stated 3242
Total 42699

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 13481
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5206
Self Employed 3059
Unemployed 858
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1788
Retired 4437
Looking After Home or Family 1123
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 861
Other 403
Total 31216

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 127
Mining/Quarrying 33
Manufacturing 1916
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 192
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 185
Construction 2083
RetailInc. Wholesale 3605
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1419
Accommodation and Food 1146
Information and Communication 687
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 891
Real Estate 249
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1461
Administration 960
Public Administration and Defence 1586
Education 2027
HealthInc. Social Work 2855
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1081
Total 22503