Information about the SY2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY2 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 1893
Semi-Detached 3484
Terraced 1707
Flat (Purpose-Built) 773
Flat (Converted) 198
Residence in Commercial Building 62
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 8131

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2756
Owned with Mortgage 2569
Shared Ownership 68
Rented: From Council 399
Rented: Other Social 1090
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 836
Rented: Other 87
Rent Free 110
Total 7915

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 2543
Two People 2707
Three People 1220
Four People 990
Five People 343
Six People 79
Seven People 24
8+ People 9
Total 7915

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 1189
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1630
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1266
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1357
Total 5442

Gender Back to Top

Male 9257
Female 9307
Total 18564

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 1021
5-7 577
8-9 368
10-14 1059
15 219
16-17 502
18-19 403
20-24 1035
25-29 1118
30-44 3584
45-59 3689
60-64 1245
65-74 2002
75-84 1221
85-89 339
90+ 182
Total 18564

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 5057
Married 6991
Divorced 1662
Separated 319
Widowed 1258
Same Sex 33
Total 15320

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 8442
Good 6571
Fair 2564
Bad 784
Very Bad 203
Total 18564

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) 4116
Apprenticeship 649
2+ A Levels 1875
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2551
1-4 GCSEs 1984
No GCSEs 3535
Other 610
Total 15320

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18137
Mixed Ethnicity 175
Indian 73
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 22
Chinese 68
Other Asian 40
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 15
Total 18564

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16671
Wales 774
Scotland 220
Northern Ireland 64
Republic of Ireland 82
European Union 340
Other 413
Total 18564

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14067
Republic of Ireland 67
Europe (including European Union) 237
African Countries 9
Middle East or Asia 78
North America or Caribbean 40
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 4105

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11867
No Religion 5204
Buddhist 80
Hindu 28
Jewish 3
Muslim 76
Sikh 32
Other Religion 71
Not Stated 1203
Total 18564

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 5078
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2420
Self Employed 1207
Unemployed 449
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 890
Retired 2301
Looking After Home or Family 413
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 539
Other 281
Total 13578

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 48
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 659
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 110
Construction 775
RetailInc. Wholesale 1474
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 405
Accommodation and Food 529
Information and Communication 258
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 187
Real Estate 124
Professional, Scientific and Technical 520
Administration 310
Public Administration and Defence 809
Education 987
HealthInc. Social Work 1346
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 401
Total 8982