Information about the SW8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW8 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 219
Semi-Detached 491
Terraced 2270
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13043
Flat (Converted) 3369
Residence in Commercial Building 271
Caravan/Park/Temporary 28
Total 19691

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1893
Owned with Mortgage 3132
Shared Ownership 538
Rented: From Council 4189
Rented: Other Social 3101
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5471
Rented: Other 306
Rent Free 206
Total 18836

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 7014
Two People 5979
Three People 2851
Four People 1825
Five People 722
Six People 335
Seven People 77
8+ People 33
Total 18836

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 5350
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5513
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1980
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3789
Total 16632

Gender Back to Top

Male 21191
Female 20279
Total 41470

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 2398
5-7 1214
8-9 786
10-14 1849
15 408
16-17 694
18-19 785
20-24 4087
25-29 6732
30-44 11900
45-59 6381
60-64 1239
65-74 1685
75-84 988
85-89 227
90+ 97
Total 41470

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 20975
Married 8251
Divorced 2643
Separated 1352
Widowed 1172
Same Sex 422
Total 34815

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 22213
Good 13118
Fair 4274
Bad 1408
Very Bad 457
Total 41470

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) 16214
Apprenticeship 357
2+ A Levels 3350
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3189
1-4 GCSEs 2872
No GCSEs 4929
Other 3904
Total 34815

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24748
Mixed Ethnicity 2808
Indian 558
Pakistani 249
Bangladeshi 278
Chinese 865
Other Asian 1112
Black African 5019
Black Caribbean 2778
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1677
Other 1378
Total 41470

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22489
Wales 381
Scotland 632
Northern Ireland 181
Republic of Ireland 811
European Union 5348
Other 11628
Total 41470

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27019
Republic of Ireland 919
Europe (including European Union) 6815
African Countries 1399
Middle East or Asia 1189
North America or Caribbean 929
Central America 34
South America 865
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1025
None 2903

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22598
No Religion 10953
Buddhist 495
Hindu 327
Jewish 120
Muslim 3226
Sikh 47
Other Religion 243
Not Stated 3461
Total 41470

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 16066
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2978
Self Employed 3415
Unemployed 1948
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3943
Retired 1719
Looking After Home or Family 1142
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1222
Other 1070
Total 33503

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 73
Manufacturing 487
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 56
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 60
Construction 944
RetailInc. Wholesale 2564
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 791
Accommodation and Food 2211
Information and Communication 1867
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1786
Real Estate 490
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3353
Administration 1824
Public Administration and Defence 1305
Education 1784
HealthInc. Social Work 2130
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1747
Total 23478