Information about the ST18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ST18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ST18 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 4926
Semi-Detached 2066
Terraced 730
Flat (Purpose-Built) 270
Flat (Converted) 97
Residence in Commercial Building 53
Caravan/Park/Temporary 207
Total 8349

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3800
Owned with Mortgage 2830
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 141
Rented: Other Social 335
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 681
Rented: Other 98
Rent Free 128
Total 8056

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 1863
Two People 3585
Three People 1175
Four People 1067
Five People 273
Six People 75
Seven People 15
8+ People 3
Total 8056

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 1677
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1794
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1141
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 731
Total 5343

Gender Back to Top

Male 10249
Female 9813
Total 20062

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
0-4 795
5-7 536
8-9 349
10-14 1006
15 225
16-17 446
18-19 651
20-24 1171
25-29 775
30-44 3365
45-59 4398
60-64 1859
65-74 2673
75-84 1293
85-89 350
90+ 170
Total 20062

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 4260
Married 10029
Divorced 1326
Separated 323
Widowed 1180
Same Sex 33
Total 17151

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 9277
Good 7278
Fair 2546
Bad 733
Very Bad 228
Total 20062

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) 5602
Apprenticeship 630
2+ A Levels 2337
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2649
1-4 GCSEs 1923
No GCSEs 3266
Other 744
Total 17151

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19463
Mixed Ethnicity 174
Indian 115
Pakistani 21
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 52
Other Asian 111
Black African 38
Black Caribbean 32
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 42
Total 20062

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18507
Wales 294
Scotland 289
Northern Ireland 79
Republic of Ireland 81
European Union 319
Other 493
Total 20062

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16445
Republic of Ireland 69
Europe (including European Union) 193
African Countries 55
Middle East or Asia 134
North America or Caribbean 32
Central America 0
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 3178

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14547
No Religion 3763
Buddhist 55
Hindu 76
Jewish 6
Muslim 63
Sikh 59
Other Religion 80
Not Stated 1413
Total 20062

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 5722
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2023
Self Employed 2011
Unemployed 276
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1363
Retired 3052
Looking After Home or Family 401
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 313
Other 177
Total 15338

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 533
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 960
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 74
Construction 790
RetailInc. Wholesale 1410
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 344
Accommodation and Food 426
Information and Communication 289
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 220
Real Estate 129
Professional, Scientific and Technical 585
Administration 367
Public Administration and Defence 1135
Education 1005
HealthInc. Social Work 1284
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 481
Total 10126