Information about the SY17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY17 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 1234
Semi-Detached 433
Terraced 343
Flat (Purpose-Built) 79
Flat (Converted) 38
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 2192

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 964
Owned with Mortgage 474
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 153
Rented: Other Social 52
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 291
Rented: Other 31
Rent Free 52
Total 2019

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 590
Two People 815
Three People 261
Four People 232
Five People 92
Six People 24
Seven People 2
8+ People 3
Total 2019

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 250
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 301
C2 - Skilled manual workers 462
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 298
Total 1311

Gender Back to Top

Male 2311
Female 2290
Total 4601

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
0-4 208
5-7 126
8-9 102
10-14 226
15 55
16-17 124
18-19 101
20-24 235
25-29 164
30-44 728
45-59 1058
60-64 421
65-74 622
75-84 323
85-89 72
90+ 36
Total 4601

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 1044
Married 2133
Divorced 340
Separated 78
Widowed 285
Same Sex 4
Total 3884

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 2116
Good 1552
Fair 690
Bad 187
Very Bad 56
Total 4601

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) 931
Apprenticeship 171
2+ A Levels 418
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 716
1-4 GCSEs 498
No GCSEs 966
Other 184
Total 3884

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 1022
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 544
No Welsh Skills 3035
Total 4601

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4562
Mixed Ethnicity 17
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 4
Other Asian 6
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 4601

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1999
Wales 2418
Scotland 39
Northern Ireland 10
Republic of Ireland 12
European Union 45
Other 78
Total 4601

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3364
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 33
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 9
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 14
None 1173

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2896
No Religion 1207
Buddhist 18
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 45
Not Stated 423
Total 4601

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 1052
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 500
Self Employed 725
Unemployed 75
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 190
Retired 644
Looking After Home or Family 101
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 127
Other 39
Total 3453

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 294
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 242
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 17
Construction 251
RetailInc. Wholesale 402
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 58
Accommodation and Food 142
Information and Communication 42
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 24
Real Estate 23
Professional, Scientific and Technical 115
Administration 61
Public Administration and Defence 99
Education 196
HealthInc. Social Work 261
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 93
Total 2343