Information about the SY16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY16 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 3150
Semi-Detached 1727
Terraced 2093
Flat (Purpose-Built) 654
Flat (Converted) 115
Residence in Commercial Building 82
Caravan/Park/Temporary 30
Total 7851

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2668
Owned with Mortgage 1905
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 1110
Rented: Other Social 573
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 962
Rented: Other 135
Rent Free 117
Total 7492

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 2360
Two People 2707
Three People 1002
Four People 922
Five People 336
Six People 108
Seven People 39
8+ People 18
Total 7492

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 809
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1322
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1531
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1699
Total 5361

Gender Back to Top

Male 8628
Female 8746
Total 17374

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 1098
5-7 608
8-9 409
10-14 1141
15 253
16-17 470
18-19 377
20-24 998
25-29 918
30-44 3134
45-59 3567
60-64 1273
65-74 1702
75-84 1007
85-89 279
90+ 140
Total 17374

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 4341
Married 6603
Divorced 1476
Separated 350
Widowed 1070
Same Sex 25
Total 13865

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 7724
Good 6115
Fair 2520
Bad 807
Very Bad 208
Total 17374

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) 2918
Apprenticeship 489
2+ A Levels 1654
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2403
1-4 GCSEs 2125
No GCSEs 3577
Other 699
Total 13865

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 2654
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 1549
No Welsh Skills 13171
Total 17374

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17089
Mixed Ethnicity 139
Indian 24
Bangladeshi 26
Chinese 17
Other Asian 50
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 11
Total 17374

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8659
Wales 7776
Scotland 157
Northern Ireland 50
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 333
Other 342
Total 17374

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11903
Republic of Ireland 56
Europe (including European Union) 272
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 59
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 44
None 5049

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10049
No Religion 5660
Buddhist 48
Hindu 32
Jewish 8
Muslim 57
Sikh 8
Other Religion 113
Not Stated 1399
Total 17374

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 4449
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1951
Self Employed 1695
Unemployed 459
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 765
Retired 1833
Looking After Home or Family 490
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 596
Other 201
Total 12439

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 486
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 1102
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 46
Construction 846
RetailInc. Wholesale 1801
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 280
Accommodation and Food 442
Information and Communication 115
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 104
Real Estate 82
Professional, Scientific and Technical 326
Administration 266
Public Administration and Defence 404
Education 736
HealthInc. Social Work 964
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 307
Total 8374