Information about the ST55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ST55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ST55 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 10
Semi-Detached 147
Terraced 52
Flat (Purpose-Built) 64
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 21
Total 301

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 97
Owned with Mortgage 72
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 17
Rented: Other Social 37
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 56
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 6
Total 287

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 109
Two People 91
Three People 55
Four People 20
Five People 6
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 287

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 40
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 61
C2 - Skilled manual workers 38
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 72
Total 211

Gender Back to Top

Male 306
Female 324
Total 630

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 28
5-7 14
8-9 4
10-14 20
15 7
16-17 15
18-19 23
20-24 68
25-29 58
30-44 104
45-59 118
60-64 33
65-74 57
75-84 54
85-89 18
90+ 9
Total 630

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 223
Married 202
Divorced 57
Separated 17
Widowed 58
Same Sex 0
Total 557

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 278
Good 210
Fair 81
Bad 41
Very Bad 20
Total 630

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) 122
Apprenticeship 19
2+ A Levels 91
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 85
1-4 GCSEs 61
No GCSEs 163
Other 16
Total 557

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 593
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 7
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 2
Other Asian 12
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 630

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 577
Wales 10
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 10
Other 21
Total 630

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 446
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 7
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 172

Religion Back to Top

Christian 391
No Religion 171
Buddhist 2
Hindu 4
Jewish 1
Muslim 4
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 53
Total 630

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 184
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 60
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 24
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 69
Retired 71
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 7
Total 476

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 1
Manufacturing 41
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 60
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 12
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 7
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 13
Education 31
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 287