Information about the SY18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY18 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 1249
Semi-Detached 529
Terraced 558
Flat (Purpose-Built) 238
Flat (Converted) 46
Residence in Commercial Building 57
Caravan/Park/Temporary 18
Total 2695

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1155
Owned with Mortgage 514
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 219
Rented: Other Social 85
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 377
Rented: Other 46
Rent Free 52
Total 2456

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 802
Two People 938
Three People 345
Four People 234
Five People 101
Six People 32
Seven People 2
8+ People 2
Total 2456

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 284
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 375
C2 - Skilled manual workers 536
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 378
Total 1573

Gender Back to Top

Male 2742
Female 2693
Total 5435

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
0-4 270
5-7 124
8-9 108
10-14 304
15 66
16-17 134
18-19 124
20-24 295
25-29 226
30-44 848
45-59 1173
60-64 443
65-74 710
75-84 452
85-89 100
90+ 58
Total 5435

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 1323
Married 2308
Divorced 446
Separated 95
Widowed 385
Same Sex 6
Total 4563

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 2494
Good 1847
Fair 822
Bad 210
Very Bad 62
Total 5435

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) 1137
Apprenticeship 210
2+ A Levels 516
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 774
1-4 GCSEs 511
No GCSEs 1214
Other 201
Total 4563

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 926
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 645
No Welsh Skills 3864
Total 5435

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5392
Mixed Ethnicity 15
Indian 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 9
Black Caribbean 11
Other 5
Total 5435

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1979
Wales 3191
Scotland 39
Northern Ireland 15
Republic of Ireland 19
European Union 98
Other 94
Total 5435

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3829
Republic of Ireland 17
Europe (including European Union) 69
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 12
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 1501

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3215
No Religion 1588
Buddhist 29
Hindu 2
Jewish 3
Muslim 5
Sikh 1
Other Religion 57
Not Stated 535
Total 5435

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 1205
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 582
Self Employed 830
Unemployed 102
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 215
Retired 695
Looking After Home or Family 116
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 159
Other 49
Total 3953

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 310
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 226
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 29
Construction 262
RetailInc. Wholesale 411
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 82
Accommodation and Food 152
Information and Communication 45
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 29
Real Estate 26
Professional, Scientific and Technical 128
Administration 74
Public Administration and Defence 134
Education 254
HealthInc. Social Work 348
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 153
Total 2680