Information about the SY23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY23 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 5364
Semi-Detached 2711
Terraced 2348
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1557
Flat (Converted) 916
Residence in Commercial Building 217
Caravan/Park/Temporary 143
Total 13256

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4679
Owned with Mortgage 2837
Shared Ownership 41
Rented: From Council 367
Rented: Other Social 933
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3000
Rented: Other 296
Rent Free 242
Total 12395

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 4073
Two People 4191
Three People 1746
Four People 1366
Five People 623
Six People 249
Seven People 85
8+ People 62
Total 12395

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 1871
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3454
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1900
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1685
Total 8910

Gender Back to Top

Male 16518
Female 16072
Total 32590

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 1308
5-7 769
8-9 513
10-14 1356
15 282
16-17 559
18-19 3150
20-24 5909
25-29 1740
30-44 4627
45-59 5218
60-64 1852
65-74 2773
75-84 1753
85-89 509
90+ 272
Total 32590

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 14338
Married 9866
Divorced 1922
Separated 436
Widowed 1747
Same Sex 53
Total 28362

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 16303
Good 10684
Fair 3943
Bad 1278
Very Bad 382
Total 32590

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) 8108
Apprenticeship 694
2+ A Levels 8003
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3838
1-4 GCSEs 2393
No GCSEs 4089
Other 1237
Total 28362

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 12861
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 3509
No Welsh Skills 16220
Total 32590

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30981
Mixed Ethnicity 440
Indian 260
Pakistani 62
Bangladeshi 40
Chinese 247
Other Asian 155
Black African 116
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 247
Total 32590

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12591
Wales 16759
Scotland 311
Northern Ireland 124
Republic of Ireland 164
European Union 1188
Other 1453
Total 32590

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23697
Republic of Ireland 215
Europe (including European Union) 1193
African Countries 134
Middle East or Asia 475
North America or Caribbean 211
Central America 4
South America 25
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 6871

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17687
No Religion 11227
Buddhist 186
Hindu 126
Jewish 33
Muslim 308
Sikh 26
Other Religion 303
Not Stated 2694
Total 32590

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 6423
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2666
Self Employed 2653
Unemployed 536
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8806
Retired 3053
Looking After Home or Family 521
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 876
Other 294
Total 25828

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 732
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 454
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 56
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 69
Construction 947
RetailInc. Wholesale 2065
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 398
Accommodation and Food 1261
Information and Communication 227
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 142
Real Estate 134
Professional, Scientific and Technical 492
Administration 352
Public Administration and Defence 865
Education 2519
HealthInc. Social Work 1867
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 963
Total 13549