Information about the SY20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY20 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 1636
Semi-Detached 736
Terraced 1087
Flat (Purpose-Built) 142
Flat (Converted) 58
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Caravan/Park/Temporary 62
Total 3788

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1494
Owned with Mortgage 748
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 296
Rented: Other Social 161
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 393
Rented: Other 74
Rent Free 91
Total 3268

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 1097
Two People 1206
Three People 437
Four People 367
Five People 104
Six People 49
Seven People 3
8+ People 5
Total 3268

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 457
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 572
C2 - Skilled manual workers 671
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 507
Total 2207

Gender Back to Top

Male 3574
Female 3654
Total 7228

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
0-4 374
5-7 184
8-9 150
10-14 432
15 90
16-17 158
18-19 140
20-24 340
25-29 317
30-44 1275
45-59 1596
60-64 618
65-74 817
75-84 515
85-89 159
90+ 63
Total 7228

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 1853
Married 2926
Divorced 569
Separated 134
Widowed 495
Same Sex 21
Total 5998

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 3374
Good 2379
Fair 1077
Bad 309
Very Bad 89
Total 7228

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) 1826
Apprenticeship 207
2+ A Levels 667
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 932
1-4 GCSEs 762
No GCSEs 1347
Other 257
Total 5998

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 3774
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 805
No Welsh Skills 2649
Total 7228

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7143
Mixed Ethnicity 47
Indian 7
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 7
Other Asian 7
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 7
Other 3
Total 7228

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2691
Wales 4225
Scotland 74
Northern Ireland 11
Republic of Ireland 21
European Union 74
Other 132
Total 7228

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5052
Republic of Ireland 40
Europe (including European Union) 52
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 29
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 22
None 2053

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3925
No Religion 2366
Buddhist 43
Hindu 3
Jewish 6
Muslim 17
Sikh 3
Other Religion 79
Not Stated 786
Total 7228

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 1666
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 782
Self Employed 994
Unemployed 140
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 280
Retired 931
Looking After Home or Family 173
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 200
Other 95
Total 5261

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 316
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 186
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 22
Construction 315
RetailInc. Wholesale 417
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 195
Accommodation and Food 323
Information and Communication 79
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 38
Real Estate 31
Professional, Scientific and Technical 212
Administration 122
Public Administration and Defence 193
Education 405
HealthInc. Social Work 441
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 215
Total 3528