Information about the ST21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ST21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ST21 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 1833
Semi-Detached 890
Terraced 361
Flat (Purpose-Built) 242
Flat (Converted) 62
Residence in Commercial Building 35
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 3432

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1348
Owned with Mortgage 1120
Shared Ownership 25
Rented: From Council 108
Rented: Other Social 163
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 384
Rented: Other 57
Rent Free 51
Total 3256

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 898
Two People 1296
Three People 492
Four People 393
Five People 126
Six People 40
Seven People 8
8+ People 3
Total 3256

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 754
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 653
C2 - Skilled manual workers 467
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 324
Total 2198

Gender Back to Top

Male 3792
Female 4114
Total 7906

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
0-4 365
5-7 228
8-9 138
10-14 391
15 85
16-17 191
18-19 160
20-24 329
25-29 295
30-44 1420
45-59 1914
60-64 636
65-74 1001
75-84 487
85-89 166
90+ 100
Total 7906

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 1588
Married 3779
Divorced 627
Separated 168
Widowed 529
Same Sex 8
Total 6699

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 3750
Good 2797
Fair 979
Bad 271
Very Bad 109
Total 7906

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) 2364
Apprenticeship 210
2+ A Levels 768
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1033
1-4 GCSEs 738
No GCSEs 1333
Other 253
Total 6699

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7662
Mixed Ethnicity 70
Indian 59
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 23
Other Asian 21
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 7906

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7261
Wales 112
Scotland 106
Northern Ireland 18
Republic of Ireland 37
European Union 130
Other 242
Total 7906

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6285
Republic of Ireland 34
Europe (including European Union) 88
African Countries 29
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 0
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 1420

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5775
No Religion 1423
Buddhist 17
Hindu 13
Jewish 3
Muslim 35
Sikh 35
Other Religion 23
Not Stated 582
Total 7906

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 2123
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 771
Self Employed 969
Unemployed 114
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 366
Retired 1088
Looking After Home or Family 176
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 108
Other 231
Total 5946

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 227
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 392
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 26
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 34
Construction 301
RetailInc. Wholesale 554
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 132
Accommodation and Food 172
Information and Communication 148
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 95
Real Estate 82
Professional, Scientific and Technical 275
Administration 183
Public Administration and Defence 315
Education 413
HealthInc. Social Work 444
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 204
Total 4002