Information about the ST2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ST2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ST2 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 2442
Semi-Detached 9474
Terraced 2577
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1662
Flat (Converted) 117
Residence in Commercial Building 71
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 16347

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4896
Owned with Mortgage 4261
Shared Ownership 56
Rented: From Council 3554
Rented: Other Social 1659
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1166
Rented: Other 153
Rent Free 258
Total 16003

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 5029
Two People 5514
Three People 2705
Four People 1903
Five People 592
Six People 204
Seven People 40
8+ People 16
Total 16003

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 1020
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2538
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3077
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4696
Total 11331

Gender Back to Top

Male 17776
Female 18890
Total 36666

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 2433
5-7 1304
8-9 800
10-14 2134
15 408
16-17 899
18-19 918
20-24 2311
25-29 2253
30-44 6726
45-59 7266
60-64 2381
65-74 3542
75-84 2510
85-89 560
90+ 221
Total 36666

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 9743
Married 13339
Divorced 2989
Separated 807
Widowed 2682
Same Sex 27
Total 29587

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 14744
Good 12446
Fair 6065
Bad 2610
Very Bad 801
Total 36666

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) 3676
Apprenticeship 1107
2+ A Levels 3073
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4600
1-4 GCSEs 4251
No GCSEs 11495
Other 1385
Total 29587

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35352
Mixed Ethnicity 521
Indian 78
Pakistani 101
Bangladeshi 27
Chinese 80
Other Asian 138
Black African 185
Black Caribbean 73
Other Black/African/Caribbean 44
Other 67
Total 36666

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34788
Wales 217
Scotland 246
Northern Ireland 61
Republic of Ireland 74
European Union 607
Other 673
Total 36666

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24275
Republic of Ireland 49
Europe (including European Union) 559
African Countries 82
Middle East or Asia 130
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 11573

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23217
No Religion 10456
Buddhist 75
Hindu 65
Jewish 7
Muslim 254
Sikh 20
Other Religion 114
Not Stated 2458
Total 36666

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 9141
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3784
Self Employed 1712
Unemployed 1430
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1808
Retired 4370
Looking After Home or Family 1262
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2124
Other 665
Total 26296

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 66
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 1996
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 126
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 124
Construction 1411
RetailInc. Wholesale 3022
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 923
Accommodation and Food 701
Information and Communication 251
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 424
Real Estate 162
Professional, Scientific and Technical 397
Administration 830
Public Administration and Defence 546
Education 1133
HealthInc. Social Work 2215
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 789
Total 15141