Information about the SW6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW6 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 389
Semi-Detached 1470
Terraced 8169
Flat (Purpose-Built) 12741
Flat (Converted) 8293
Residence in Commercial Building 837
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 31909

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5804
Owned with Mortgage 6178
Shared Ownership 482
Rented: From Council 4378
Rented: Other Social 3433
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8914
Rented: Other 534
Rent Free 520
Total 30243

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 10695
Two People 9332
Three People 4556
Four People 3647
Five People 1372
Six People 471
Seven People 102
8+ People 68
Total 30243

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 11224
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 8405
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2152
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3609
Total 25390

Gender Back to Top

Male 33273
Female 35856
Total 69129

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 4682
5-7 2204
8-9 1200
10-14 2727
15 505
16-17 980
18-19 1282
20-24 6600
25-29 10150
30-44 19830
45-59 9949
60-64 2509
65-74 3603
75-84 2113
85-89 513
90+ 282
Total 69129

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 31267
Married 18545
Divorced 4196
Separated 1401
Widowed 2170
Same Sex 232
Total 57811

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 41577
Good 18936
Fair 5755
Bad 2114
Very Bad 747
Total 69129

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) 30759
Apprenticeship 612
2+ A Levels 6260
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4669
1-4 GCSEs 3644
No GCSEs 6466
Other 5401
Total 57811

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 52755
Mixed Ethnicity 3350
Indian 1060
Pakistani 444
Bangladeshi 289
Chinese 1028
Other Asian 2134
Black African 2593
Black Caribbean 1683
Other Black/African/Caribbean 966
Other 2827
Total 69129

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39418
Wales 640
Scotland 1317
Northern Ireland 452
Republic of Ireland 1603
European Union 8698
Other 17001
Total 69129

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 47180
Republic of Ireland 2094
Europe (including European Union) 10956
African Countries 1171
Middle East or Asia 2092
North America or Caribbean 2648
Central America 99
South America 636
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3143
None 3302

Religion Back to Top

Christian 41162
No Religion 15433
Buddhist 631
Hindu 649
Jewish 523
Muslim 4587
Sikh 147
Other Religion 316
Not Stated 5681
Total 69129

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 26248
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3706
Self Employed 7192
Unemployed 2233
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5945
Retired 3574
Looking After Home or Family 2820
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1727
Other 1458
Total 54903

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 32
Mining/Quarrying 137
Manufacturing 901
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 120
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 76
Construction 1404
RetailInc. Wholesale 3817
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1073
Accommodation and Food 2107
Information and Communication 3116
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5281
Real Estate 1540
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7064
Administration 2113
Public Administration and Defence 1032
Education 2719
HealthInc. Social Work 3091
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2790
Total 38413