Information about the SW16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW16 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 1887
Semi-Detached 6260
Terraced 10016
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9625
Flat (Converted) 7639
Residence in Commercial Building 761
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 36195

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6832
Owned with Mortgage 10743
Shared Ownership 429
Rented: From Council 3045
Rented: Other Social 2539
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10284
Rented: Other 406
Rent Free 358
Total 34636

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 10735
Two People 9859
Three People 5856
Four People 4556
Five People 2158
Six People 965
Seven People 280
8+ People 227
Total 34636

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 7969
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9904
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4863
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6062
Total 28798

Gender Back to Top

Male 43167
Female 44949
Total 88116

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 6775
5-7 3210
8-9 1932
10-14 4820
15 1007
16-17 1931
18-19 1882
20-24 6350
25-29 9506
30-44 23114
45-59 15238
60-64 3337
65-74 4650
75-84 3069
85-89 853
90+ 442
Total 88116

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 33570
Married 25740
Divorced 5068
Separated 2411
Widowed 3258
Same Sex 325
Total 70372

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 43521
Good 30551
Fair 10090
Bad 2982
Very Bad 972
Total 88116

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) 27333
Apprenticeship 963
2+ A Levels 7451
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8225
1-4 GCSEs 7049
No GCSEs 10793
Other 8558
Total 70372

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 44523
Mixed Ethnicity 6307
Indian 5146
Pakistani 4472
Bangladeshi 738
Chinese 936
Other Asian 3267
Black African 7892
Black Caribbean 9230
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3696
Other 1909
Total 88116

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 49783
Wales 587
Scotland 944
Northern Ireland 352
Republic of Ireland 1256
European Union 11434
Other 23760
Total 88116

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 60300
Republic of Ireland 1397
Europe (including European Union) 13184
African Countries 2956
Middle East or Asia 2825
North America or Caribbean 1653
Central America 25
South America 765
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 878
None 6656

Religion Back to Top

Christian 46913
No Religion 17644
Buddhist 591
Hindu 3577
Jewish 252
Muslim 10999
Sikh 372
Other Religion 503
Not Stated 7265
Total 88116

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 27148
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6838
Self Employed 8927
Unemployed 3706
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7033
Retired 4997
Looking After Home or Family 2926
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2274
Other 2159
Total 66008

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 48
Manufacturing 1079
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 112
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 128
Construction 3299
RetailInc. Wholesale 5479
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1888
Accommodation and Food 3312
Information and Communication 3105
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2291
Real Estate 1043
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4373
Administration 3192
Public Administration and Defence 2733
Education 4425
HealthInc. Social Work 5200
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3116
Total 44843