Information about the SW20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW20 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 1279
Semi-Detached 3057
Terraced 4482
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3415
Flat (Converted) 1333
Residence in Commercial Building 222
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 13791

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4186
Owned with Mortgage 4753
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 280
Rented: Other Social 749
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3041
Rented: Other 173
Rent Free 138
Total 13363

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 3843
Two People 4381
Three People 2202
Four People 1996
Five People 657
Six People 214
Seven People 41
8+ People 29
Total 13363

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 4878
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3350
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1143
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1014
Total 10385

Gender Back to Top

Male 16000
Female 16661
Total 32661

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 2362
5-7 1119
8-9 657
10-14 1468
15 318
16-17 577
18-19 466
20-24 1651
25-29 2932
30-44 9054
45-59 5719
60-64 1723
65-74 2298
75-84 1534
85-89 473
90+ 310
Total 32661

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 9795
Married 12972
Divorced 1778
Separated 507
Widowed 1561
Same Sex 124
Total 26737

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 18193
Good 10261
Fair 3112
Bad 879
Very Bad 216
Total 32661

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) 13607
Apprenticeship 409
2+ A Levels 2586
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2768
1-4 GCSEs 2007
No GCSEs 3006
Other 2354
Total 26737

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25701
Mixed Ethnicity 1313
Indian 1164
Pakistani 587
Bangladeshi 223
Chinese 457
Other Asian 1774
Black African 458
Black Caribbean 346
Other Black/African/Caribbean 109
Other 529
Total 32661

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20366
Wales 346
Scotland 553
Northern Ireland 185
Republic of Ireland 647
European Union 2562
Other 8002
Total 32661

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23987
Republic of Ireland 860
Europe (including European Union) 3342
African Countries 1893
Middle East or Asia 1425
North America or Caribbean 512
Central America 21
South America 180
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 620
None 1888

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19528
No Religion 7405
Buddhist 320
Hindu 1117
Jewish 214
Muslim 1528
Sikh 87
Other Religion 147
Not Stated 2315
Total 32661

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 11519
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2413
Self Employed 3393
Unemployed 702
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1765
Retired 2509
Looking After Home or Family 1187
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 417
Other 515
Total 24420

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 63
Manufacturing 541
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 61
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 46
Construction 1099
RetailInc. Wholesale 1844
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 505
Accommodation and Food 696
Information and Communication 1486
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1697
Real Estate 383
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2570
Administration 910
Public Administration and Defence 861
Education 1879
HealthInc. Social Work 1913
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1200
Total 17758