Information about the SY21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY21 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 5267
Semi-Detached 2131
Terraced 1148
Flat (Purpose-Built) 459
Flat (Converted) 110
Residence in Commercial Building 111
Caravan/Park/Temporary 113
Total 9339

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3743
Owned with Mortgage 2337
Shared Ownership 44
Rented: From Council 568
Rented: Other Social 514
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1207
Rented: Other 143
Rent Free 193
Total 8749

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 2564
Two People 3329
Three People 1148
Four People 1083
Five People 449
Six People 134
Seven People 19
8+ People 23
Total 8749

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 1049
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1421
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1895
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1453
Total 5818

Gender Back to Top

Male 10258
Female 10369
Total 20627

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 1018
5-7 668
8-9 416
10-14 1293
15 297
16-17 561
18-19 406
20-24 1059
25-29 883
30-44 3419
45-59 4479
60-64 1646
65-74 2378
75-84 1495
85-89 407
90+ 202
Total 20627

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 4761
Married 8897
Divorced 1526
Separated 316
Widowed 1413
Same Sex 22
Total 16935

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 9321
Good 7227
Fair 2898
Bad 937
Very Bad 244
Total 20627

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) 4076
Apprenticeship 651
2+ A Levels 1879
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2884
1-4 GCSEs 2219
No GCSEs 4403
Other 823
Total 16935

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 3779
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 2571
No Welsh Skills 14277
Total 20627

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20412
Mixed Ethnicity 94
Indian 13
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 7
Other Asian 39
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 25
Total 20627

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11096
Wales 8417
Scotland 157
Northern Ireland 41
Republic of Ireland 61
European Union 587
Other 268
Total 20627

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14415
Republic of Ireland 51
Europe (including European Union) 426
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 44
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 5668

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13548
No Religion 5085
Buddhist 44
Hindu 11
Jewish 11
Muslim 27
Sikh 10
Other Religion 91
Not Stated 1800
Total 20627

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 5022
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2221
Self Employed 2664
Unemployed 398
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 843
Retired 2458
Looking After Home or Family 493
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 532
Other 200
Total 14831

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 976
Mining/Quarrying 32
Manufacturing 1328
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 114
Construction 940
RetailInc. Wholesale 1653
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 396
Accommodation and Food 571
Information and Communication 177
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 148
Real Estate 156
Professional, Scientific and Technical 466
Administration 326
Public Administration and Defence 416
Education 871
HealthInc. Social Work 1167
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 427
Total 10187