Information about the SW5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW5 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 98
Semi-Detached 125
Terraced 538
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5777
Flat (Converted) 4448
Residence in Commercial Building 207
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 11196

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2085
Owned with Mortgage 1556
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 177
Rented: Other Social 1556
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4512
Rented: Other 183
Rent Free 235
Total 10375

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 5247
Two People 3106
Three People 984
Four People 660
Five People 280
Six People 64
Seven People 19
8+ People 15
Total 10375

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 4197
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3123
C2 - Skilled manual workers 538
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1183
Total 9041

Gender Back to Top

Male 10081
Female 9240
Total 19321

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 1024
5-7 456
8-9 279
10-14 633
15 105
16-17 205
18-19 308
20-24 1850
25-29 2506
30-44 6280
45-59 3062
60-64 861
65-74 1060
75-84 479
85-89 142
90+ 71
Total 19321

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 9274
Married 5054
Divorced 1344
Separated 477
Widowed 462
Same Sex 213
Total 16824

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 11683
Good 5236
Fair 1592
Bad 612
Very Bad 198
Total 19321

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) 9527
Apprenticeship 108
2+ A Levels 1766
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1093
1-4 GCSEs 771
No GCSEs 1141
Other 2418
Total 16824

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13286
Mixed Ethnicity 1074
Indian 438
Pakistani 207
Bangladeshi 61
Chinese 904
Other Asian 1139
Black African 460
Black Caribbean 186
Other Black/African/Caribbean 87
Other 1479
Total 19321

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6862
Wales 113
Scotland 303
Northern Ireland 92
Republic of Ireland 333
European Union 4438
Other 7180
Total 19321

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9870
Republic of Ireland 457
Europe (including European Union) 5768
African Countries 384
Middle East or Asia 1637
North America or Caribbean 1327
Central America 48
South America 262
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 561
None 449

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10103
No Religion 4277
Buddhist 384
Hindu 211
Jewish 285
Muslim 1948
Sikh 34
Other Religion 132
Not Stated 1947
Total 19321

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 7210
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 946
Self Employed 2187
Unemployed 684
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2202
Retired 1034
Looking After Home or Family 734
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 567
Other 568
Total 16132

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 44
Manufacturing 271
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 14
Construction 270
RetailInc. Wholesale 916
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 241
Accommodation and Food 638
Information and Communication 822
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2598
Real Estate 295
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1893
Administration 434
Public Administration and Defence 228
Education 582
HealthInc. Social Work 612
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 795
Total 10673