Information about the SW15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW15 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 1438
Semi-Detached 2448
Terraced 4959
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14713
Flat (Converted) 3717
Residence in Commercial Building 442
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 27722

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5862
Owned with Mortgage 6442
Shared Ownership 325
Rented: From Council 4615
Rented: Other Social 1005
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7647
Rented: Other 511
Rent Free 311
Total 26718

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 8846
Two People 8827
Three People 4070
Four People 3181
Five People 1197
Six People 454
Seven People 97
8+ People 46
Total 26718

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 9460
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6755
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2153
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3328
Total 21696

Gender Back to Top

Male 29876
Female 33565
Total 63441

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 4002
5-7 1870
8-9 1153
10-14 2680
15 533
16-17 993
18-19 1785
20-24 5386
25-29 8761
30-44 17383
45-59 9238
60-64 2595
65-74 3518
75-84 2376
85-89 724
90+ 444
Total 63441

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 27701
Married 17824
Divorced 3719
Separated 1284
Widowed 2378
Same Sex 297
Total 53203

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 35757
Good 19195
Fair 5880
Bad 2028
Very Bad 581
Total 63441

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) 27253
Apprenticeship 557
2+ A Levels 6112
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4580
1-4 GCSEs 3353
No GCSEs 6334
Other 5014
Total 53203

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 48865
Mixed Ethnicity 3020
Indian 1320
Pakistani 1217
Bangladeshi 201
Chinese 756
Other Asian 2049
Black African 2290
Black Caribbean 1333
Other Black/African/Caribbean 661
Other 1729
Total 63441

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38288
Wales 736
Scotland 1125
Northern Ireland 397
Republic of Ireland 1172
European Union 6383
Other 15340
Total 63441

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 44334
Republic of Ireland 1484
Europe (including European Union) 7887
African Countries 1817
Middle East or Asia 2151
North America or Caribbean 1457
Central America 56
South America 690
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2784
None 4209

Religion Back to Top

Christian 35024
No Religion 16618
Buddhist 692
Hindu 850
Jewish 508
Muslim 4140
Sikh 177
Other Religion 280
Not Stated 5152
Total 63441

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 22950
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3903
Self Employed 6210
Unemployed 1759
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6185
Retired 3582
Looking After Home or Family 2333
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1593
Other 1144
Total 49659

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 20
Mining/Quarrying 111
Manufacturing 844
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 131
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 52
Construction 1496
RetailInc. Wholesale 3783
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1064
Accommodation and Food 2301
Information and Communication 3065
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3507
Real Estate 801
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5632
Administration 1926
Public Administration and Defence 1356
Education 3086
HealthInc. Social Work 3334
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2439
Total 34948