Information about the SW17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW17 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 822
Semi-Detached 2905
Terraced 9844
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8770
Flat (Converted) 6893
Residence in Commercial Building 854
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 30096

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5277
Owned with Mortgage 8019
Shared Ownership 279
Rented: From Council 2107
Rented: Other Social 2773
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9753
Rented: Other 459
Rent Free 312
Total 28979

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 8854
Two People 9194
Three People 4607
Four People 3703
Five People 1549
Six People 731
Seven People 169
8+ People 172
Total 28979

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 9172
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8426
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2974
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4383
Total 24955

Gender Back to Top

Male 34923
Female 36928
Total 71851

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 5120
5-7 2176
8-9 1303
10-14 3119
15 576
16-17 1231
18-19 1465
20-24 6448
25-29 10546
30-44 21407
45-59 10161
60-64 2279
65-74 3289
75-84 2012
85-89 486
90+ 233
Total 71851

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 32268
Married 19772
Divorced 3468
Separated 1527
Widowed 2213
Same Sex 309
Total 59557

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 38851
Good 23108
Fair 6924
Bad 2229
Very Bad 739
Total 71851

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) 29343
Apprenticeship 569
2+ A Levels 6454
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5392
1-4 GCSEs 4437
No GCSEs 7332
Other 6030
Total 59557

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42859
Mixed Ethnicity 3739
Indian 4356
Pakistani 4230
Bangladeshi 778
Chinese 943
Other Asian 4351
Black African 3750
Black Caribbean 3700
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1731
Other 1414
Total 71851

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 41741
Wales 737
Scotland 1073
Northern Ireland 431
Republic of Ireland 1340
European Union 6971
Other 19558
Total 71851

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 51134
Republic of Ireland 1658
Europe (including European Union) 8455
African Countries 2055
Middle East or Asia 3544
North America or Caribbean 1201
Central America 32
South America 387
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1562
None 4526

Religion Back to Top

Christian 33092
No Religion 18422
Buddhist 547
Hindu 4176
Jewish 208
Muslim 9347
Sikh 329
Other Religion 321
Not Stated 5409
Total 71851

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 26986
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4907
Self Employed 6477
Unemployed 2342
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6751
Retired 3596
Looking After Home or Family 2589
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1763
Other 1415
Total 56826

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 67
Manufacturing 834
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 82
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 83
Construction 2028
RetailInc. Wholesale 4619
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1333
Accommodation and Food 2244
Information and Communication 3562
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3265
Real Estate 823
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5430
Administration 2470
Public Administration and Defence 2026
Education 3468
HealthInc. Social Work 5152
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2646
Total 40144