Information about the SY22 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY22. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY22 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 3444
Semi-Detached 1043
Terraced 566
Flat (Purpose-Built) 114
Flat (Converted) 54
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Caravan/Park/Temporary 37
Total 5294

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2288
Owned with Mortgage 1435
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 250
Rented: Other Social 146
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 616
Rented: Other 65
Rent Free 86
Total 4900

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 1301
Two People 1961
Three People 654
Four People 636
Five People 258
Six People 66
Seven People 12
8+ People 12
Total 4900

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 676
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 811
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1045
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 694
Total 3226

Gender Back to Top

Male 5846
Female 5850
Total 11696

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
0-4 576
5-7 377
8-9 246
10-14 699
15 138
16-17 285
18-19 229
20-24 528
25-29 497
30-44 2012
45-59 2593
60-64 927
65-74 1389
75-84 871
85-89 231
90+ 98
Total 11696

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 2533
Married 5386
Divorced 811
Separated 174
Widowed 744
Same Sex 12
Total 9660

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 5479
Good 4039
Fair 1567
Bad 518
Very Bad 93
Total 11696

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) 2672
Apprenticeship 345
2+ A Levels 1127
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1664
1-4 GCSEs 1262
No GCSEs 2207
Other 383
Total 9660

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 2226
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 2750
No Welsh Skills 6720
Total 11696

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11589
Mixed Ethnicity 46
Indian 14
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 18
Other Asian 13
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 11696

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7513
Wales 3680
Scotland 107
Northern Ireland 25
Republic of Ireland 29
European Union 146
Other 196
Total 11696

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8549
Republic of Ireland 28
Europe (including European Union) 85
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 29
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 2988

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7825
No Religion 2796
Buddhist 30
Hindu 2
Jewish 6
Muslim 9
Sikh 1
Other Religion 55
Not Stated 972
Total 11696

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 2753
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1286
Self Employed 1702
Unemployed 178
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 458
Retired 1452
Looking After Home or Family 283
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 246
Other 102
Total 8460

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 621
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 560
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 49
Construction 509
RetailInc. Wholesale 925
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 241
Accommodation and Food 270
Information and Communication 139
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 106
Real Estate 79
Professional, Scientific and Technical 304
Administration 216
Public Administration and Defence 248
Education 567
HealthInc. Social Work 772
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 257
Total 5888