Information about the SP2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SP2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SP2 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 2888
Semi-Detached 3815
Terraced 4140
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2167
Flat (Converted) 440
Residence in Commercial Building 198
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 13687

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3908
Owned with Mortgage 3795
Shared Ownership 133
Rented: From Council 1792
Rented: Other Social 941
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2009
Rented: Other 412
Rent Free 217
Total 13207

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 4141
Two People 4716
Three People 2036
Four People 1587
Five People 536
Six People 140
Seven People 34
8+ People 17
Total 13207

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 2209
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2932
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2067
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2269
Total 9477

Gender Back to Top

Male 14656
Female 15703
Total 30359

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 1968
5-7 1008
8-9 615
10-14 1659
15 353
16-17 653
18-19 667
20-24 1773
25-29 2035
30-44 6247
45-59 6028
60-64 1844
65-74 2683
75-84 1950
85-89 595
90+ 281
Total 30359

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 8058
Married 11482
Divorced 2717
Separated 657
Widowed 1800
Same Sex 42
Total 24756

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 14395
Good 10362
Fair 4104
Bad 1153
Very Bad 345
Total 30359

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) 7191
Apprenticeship 883
2+ A Levels 2999
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4033
1-4 GCSEs 3262
No GCSEs 5267
Other 1121
Total 24756

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29224
Mixed Ethnicity 299
Indian 208
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 97
Chinese 64
Other Asian 267
Black African 76
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 51
Total 30359

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26553
Wales 369
Scotland 519
Northern Ireland 198
Republic of Ireland 162
European Union 1153
Other 1405
Total 30359

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22756
Republic of Ireland 152
Europe (including European Union) 740
African Countries 115
Middle East or Asia 284
North America or Caribbean 104
Central America 1
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 100
None 6351

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19175
No Religion 8102
Buddhist 111
Hindu 103
Jewish 27
Muslim 228
Sikh 17
Other Religion 179
Not Stated 2417
Total 30359

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 9476
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3556
Self Employed 2179
Unemployed 707
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1179
Retired 2845
Looking After Home or Family 780
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 869
Other 339
Total 21930

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 96
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 1023
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 75
Construction 1175
RetailInc. Wholesale 2651
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 598
Accommodation and Food 835
Information and Communication 449
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 829
Real Estate 159
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1114
Administration 635
Public Administration and Defence 1304
Education 1207
HealthInc. Social Work 2709
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 792
Total 15690