Information about the SW3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW3 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 217
Semi-Detached 566
Terraced 3113
Flat (Purpose-Built) 10585
Flat (Converted) 2838
Residence in Commercial Building 458
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 17785

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4250
Owned with Mortgage 1681
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 855
Rented: Other Social 1348
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5369
Rented: Other 346
Rent Free 639
Total 14540

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 7424
Two People 4120
Three People 1401
Four People 976
Five People 435
Six People 135
Seven People 37
8+ People 12
Total 14540

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 5614
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4009
C2 - Skilled manual workers 639
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1154
Total 11416

Gender Back to Top

Male 13743
Female 14052
Total 27795

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 1475
5-7 759
8-9 445
10-14 877
15 146
16-17 278
18-19 432
20-24 1980
25-29 2689
30-44 7348
45-59 5248
60-64 1634
65-74 2403
75-84 1350
85-89 437
90+ 294
Total 27795

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 10341
Married 9496
Divorced 2103
Separated 599
Widowed 1354
Same Sex 200
Total 24093

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 16655
Good 7884
Fair 2315
Bad 699
Very Bad 242
Total 27795

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) 13312
Apprenticeship 180
2+ A Levels 2256
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1961
1-4 GCSEs 1224
No GCSEs 2039
Other 3121
Total 24093

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22209
Mixed Ethnicity 1218
Indian 397
Pakistani 96
Bangladeshi 89
Chinese 462
Other Asian 1136
Black African 455
Black Caribbean 186
Other Black/African/Caribbean 90
Other 1457
Total 27795

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12701
Wales 247
Scotland 555
Northern Ireland 131
Republic of Ireland 409
European Union 4996
Other 8756
Total 27795

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16657
Republic of Ireland 596
Europe (including European Union) 6624
African Countries 418
Middle East or Asia 1540
North America or Caribbean 2572
Central America 66
South America 287
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 714
None 614

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17012
No Religion 4757
Buddhist 345
Hindu 192
Jewish 741
Muslim 1739
Sikh 51
Other Religion 114
Not Stated 2844
Total 27795

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 9250
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1355
Self Employed 3711
Unemployed 677
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2000
Retired 2055
Looking After Home or Family 1499
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 491
Other 974
Total 22012

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 45
Mining/Quarrying 59
Manufacturing 307
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 24
Construction 427
RetailInc. Wholesale 1267
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 261
Accommodation and Food 533
Information and Communication 796
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3867
Real Estate 629
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2504
Administration 581
Public Administration and Defence 436
Education 696
HealthInc. Social Work 964
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1187
Total 14610