Information about the SY4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY4 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 6736
Semi-Detached 3741
Terraced 1271
Flat (Purpose-Built) 517
Flat (Converted) 182
Residence in Commercial Building 100
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 12586

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4657
Owned with Mortgage 3946
Shared Ownership 69
Rented: From Council 265
Rented: Other Social 1001
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1561
Rented: Other 334
Rent Free 215
Total 12048

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 2991
Two People 4699
Three People 1887
Four People 1693
Five People 590
Six People 156
Seven People 19
8+ People 13
Total 12048

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 2082
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2379
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2159
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1597
Total 8217

Gender Back to Top

Male 15281
Female 15182
Total 30463

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 1442
5-7 925
8-9 694
10-14 2039
15 357
16-17 855
18-19 701
20-24 1544
25-29 1419
30-44 5498
45-59 6657
60-64 2149
65-74 3382
75-84 2040
85-89 481
90+ 280
Total 30463

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 6705
Married 13643
Divorced 2143
Separated 529
Widowed 1935
Same Sex 51
Total 25006

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 14744
Good 10302
Fair 3925
Bad 1146
Very Bad 346
Total 30463

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) 7197
Apprenticeship 1035
2+ A Levels 3181
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4226
1-4 GCSEs 3102
No GCSEs 5249
Other 1016
Total 25006

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29925
Mixed Ethnicity 216
Indian 57
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 69
Other Asian 56
Black African 48
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 34
Total 30463

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27055
Wales 1424
Scotland 470
Northern Ireland 125
Republic of Ireland 122
European Union 573
Other 694
Total 30463

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23418
Republic of Ireland 94
Europe (including European Union) 406
African Countries 76
Middle East or Asia 96
North America or Caribbean 71
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 58
None 6404

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21878
No Religion 6243
Buddhist 79
Hindu 21
Jewish 10
Muslim 55
Sikh 21
Other Religion 97
Not Stated 2059
Total 30463

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 8418
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3321
Self Employed 3127
Unemployed 568
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1382
Retired 3664
Looking After Home or Family 713
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 647
Other 365
Total 22205

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 907
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 1319
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 42
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 155
Construction 1148
RetailInc. Wholesale 2307
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 567
Accommodation and Food 813
Information and Communication 423
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 244
Real Estate 200
Professional, Scientific and Technical 811
Administration 635
Public Administration and Defence 1509
Education 1578
HealthInc. Social Work 1958
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 694
Total 15339