Information about the SO42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SO42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SO42 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 1581
Semi-Detached 532
Terraced 273
Flat (Purpose-Built) 188
Flat (Converted) 61
Residence in Commercial Building 83
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 2727

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1200
Owned with Mortgage 558
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 127
Rented: Other Social 73
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 349
Rented: Other 63
Rent Free 78
Total 2459

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 682
Two People 1084
Three People 271
Four People 286
Five People 109
Six People 22
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 2459

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 551
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 406
C2 - Skilled manual workers 286
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 199
Total 1442

Gender Back to Top

Male 2798
Female 2958
Total 5756

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
0-4 228
5-7 146
8-9 109
10-14 304
15 57
16-17 124
18-19 114
20-24 235
25-29 196
30-44 825
45-59 1247
60-64 517
65-74 801
75-84 575
85-89 155
90+ 123
Total 5756

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 1148
Married 2803
Divorced 417
Separated 77
Widowed 455
Same Sex 12
Total 4912

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 2839
Good 1960
Fair 735
Bad 170
Very Bad 52
Total 5756

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) 1985
Apprenticeship 165
2+ A Levels 528
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 750
1-4 GCSEs 478
No GCSEs 776
Other 230
Total 4912

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5639
Mixed Ethnicity 34
Indian 20
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 12
Other Asian 25
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 12
Total 5756

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4994
Wales 96
Scotland 122
Northern Ireland 18
Republic of Ireland 31
European Union 217
Other 278
Total 5756

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4822
Republic of Ireland 36
Europe (including European Union) 186
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 39
Central America 2
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 30
None 670

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3910
No Religion 1276
Buddhist 28
Hindu 10
Jewish 21
Muslim 2
Sikh 3
Other Religion 23
Not Stated 483
Total 5756

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 1282
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 537
Self Employed 687
Unemployed 96
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 215
Retired 932
Looking After Home or Family 169
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 61
Other 80
Total 4059

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 82
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 160
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 13
Construction 170
RetailInc. Wholesale 304
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 60
Accommodation and Food 316
Information and Communication 115
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 82
Real Estate 55
Professional, Scientific and Technical 284
Administration 128
Public Administration and Defence 104
Education 262
HealthInc. Social Work 272
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 173
Total 2589