Information about the SY1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY1 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 1329
Semi-Detached 5105
Terraced 3570
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1633
Flat (Converted) 360
Residence in Commercial Building 278
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 12281

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3230
Owned with Mortgage 3947
Shared Ownership 84
Rented: From Council 782
Rented: Other Social 1548
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1921
Rented: Other 151
Rent Free 139
Total 11802

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 3795
Two People 4109
Three People 1797
Four People 1423
Five People 477
Six People 143
Seven People 42
8+ People 16
Total 11802

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 1525
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2466
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2377
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2660
Total 9028

Gender Back to Top

Male 13722
Female 13615
Total 27337

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 1797
5-7 915
8-9 551
10-14 1507
15 297
16-17 693
18-19 625
20-24 1952
25-29 2184
30-44 5827
45-59 5319
60-64 1481
65-74 2281
75-84 1366
85-89 362
90+ 180
Total 27337

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 8412
Married 9141
Divorced 2654
Separated 565
Widowed 1463
Same Sex 35
Total 22270

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 12575
Good 9640
Fair 3625
Bad 1178
Very Bad 319
Total 27337

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) 4841
Apprenticeship 1047
2+ A Levels 2924
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3886
1-4 GCSEs 3317
No GCSEs 5184
Other 1071
Total 22270

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26654
Mixed Ethnicity 258
Indian 75
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 94
Other Asian 110
Black African 32
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 50
Total 27337

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24139
Wales 1090
Scotland 321
Northern Ireland 113
Republic of Ireland 125
European Union 848
Other 701
Total 27337

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19685
Republic of Ireland 100
Europe (including European Union) 675
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 142
North America or Caribbean 59
Central America 4
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 51
None 6695

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16640
No Religion 8382
Buddhist 71
Hindu 28
Jewish 11
Muslim 97
Sikh 15
Other Religion 129
Not Stated 1964
Total 27337

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 8676
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3544
Self Employed 1594
Unemployed 912
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1195
Retired 2526
Looking After Home or Family 700
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 781
Other 434
Total 20362

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 66
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1391
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 40
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 131
Construction 1141
RetailInc. Wholesale 2819
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 669
Accommodation and Food 882
Information and Communication 436
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 241
Real Estate 172
Professional, Scientific and Technical 658
Administration 612
Public Administration and Defence 941
Education 1215
HealthInc. Social Work 2105
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 734
Total 14261