Information about the SW18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW18 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 679
Semi-Detached 2605
Terraced 8231
Flat (Purpose-Built) 10661
Flat (Converted) 5847
Residence in Commercial Building 601
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 28655

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5341
Owned with Mortgage 9282
Shared Ownership 530
Rented: From Council 2107
Rented: Other Social 1672
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7919
Rented: Other 474
Rent Free 240
Total 27565

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 8204
Two People 9901
Three People 4145
Four People 3467
Five People 1224
Six People 471
Seven People 97
8+ People 56
Total 27565

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 11874
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7493
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2103
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2546
Total 24016

Gender Back to Top

Male 32753
Female 33282
Total 66035

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 5060
5-7 1996
8-9 1134
10-14 2500
15 441
16-17 947
18-19 820
20-24 3849
25-29 9803
30-44 22282
45-59 9631
60-64 2371
65-74 2950
75-84 1658
85-89 394
90+ 199
Total 66035

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 27839
Married 20456
Divorced 3413
Separated 1149
Widowed 1754
Same Sex 293
Total 54904

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 39929
Good 18684
Fair 5297
Bad 1560
Very Bad 565
Total 66035

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) 31389
Apprenticeship 538
2+ A Levels 4987
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4592
1-4 GCSEs 3440
No GCSEs 5653
Other 4305
Total 54904

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 51325
Mixed Ethnicity 2829
Indian 1253
Pakistani 2476
Bangladeshi 222
Chinese 731
Other Asian 1491
Black African 2031
Black Caribbean 1794
Other Black/African/Caribbean 811
Other 1072
Total 66035

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 41854
Wales 816
Scotland 1298
Northern Ireland 445
Republic of Ireland 1164
European Union 5540
Other 14918
Total 66035

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 48828
Republic of Ireland 1558
Europe (including European Union) 6865
African Countries 2449
Middle East or Asia 1589
North America or Caribbean 1428
Central America 55
South America 489
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2466
None 3705

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36577
No Religion 17872
Buddhist 577
Hindu 805
Jewish 284
Muslim 4660
Sikh 166
Other Religion 241
Not Stated 4853
Total 66035

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 28346
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3840
Self Employed 6716
Unemployed 1612
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3532
Retired 3152
Looking After Home or Family 2259
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1286
Other 1910
Total 52653

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 16
Mining/Quarrying 119
Manufacturing 1030
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 117
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 68
Construction 1590
RetailInc. Wholesale 3750
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1152
Accommodation and Food 1707
Information and Communication 4030
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4635
Real Estate 1096
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7199
Administration 2210
Public Administration and Defence 1867
Education 3352
HealthInc. Social Work 3381
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2531
Total 39850