Information about the SY3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY3 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 5420
Semi-Detached 5635
Terraced 2958
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1383
Flat (Converted) 373
Residence in Commercial Building 163
Caravan/Park/Temporary 28
Total 15960

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6195
Owned with Mortgage 5188
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 290
Rented: Other Social 1150
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2163
Rented: Other 263
Rent Free 178
Total 15473

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 5067
Two People 5537
Three People 2173
Four People 1954
Five People 586
Six People 134
Seven People 19
8+ People 3
Total 15473

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 3100
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3476
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2192
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1996
Total 10764

Gender Back to Top

Male 17793
Female 18088
Total 35881

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 1746
5-7 1071
8-9 733
10-14 2063
15 492
16-17 1055
18-19 744
20-24 1980
25-29 1928
30-44 6708
45-59 7661
60-64 2434
65-74 3591
75-84 2452
85-89 804
90+ 419
Total 35881

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 9074
Married 14589
Divorced 2993
Separated 636
Widowed 2437
Same Sex 47
Total 29776

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 17369
Good 12188
Fair 4599
Bad 1296
Very Bad 429
Total 35881

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) 10330
Apprenticeship 1055
2+ A Levels 3786
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4944
1-4 GCSEs 3351
No GCSEs 5155
Other 1155
Total 29776

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34647
Mixed Ethnicity 342
Indian 221
Pakistani 68
Bangladeshi 31
Chinese 162
Other Asian 233
Black African 59
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 79
Total 35881

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31237
Wales 1725
Scotland 514
Northern Ireland 171
Republic of Ireland 144
European Union 761
Other 1329
Total 35881

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28448
Republic of Ireland 149
Europe (including European Union) 514
African Countries 74
Middle East or Asia 324
North America or Caribbean 122
Central America 6
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 82
None 6395

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23481
No Religion 8928
Buddhist 130
Hindu 132
Jewish 18
Muslim 214
Sikh 31
Other Religion 129
Not Stated 2818
Total 35881

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 10260
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4502
Self Employed 2560
Unemployed 782
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1947
Retired 4158
Looking After Home or Family 665
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 792
Other 435
Total 26101

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 152
Mining/Quarrying 28
Manufacturing 1213
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 52
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 206
Construction 1249
RetailInc. Wholesale 2777
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 651
Accommodation and Food 924
Information and Communication 546
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 437
Real Estate 238
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1113
Administration 623
Public Administration and Defence 1374
Education 2022
HealthInc. Social Work 3502
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 794
Total 17901