Information about the SY5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY5 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 6304
Semi-Detached 2906
Terraced 963
Flat (Purpose-Built) 538
Flat (Converted) 147
Residence in Commercial Building 57
Caravan/Park/Temporary 87
Total 11002

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4426
Owned with Mortgage 3183
Shared Ownership 55
Rented: From Council 286
Rented: Other Social 822
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1342
Rented: Other 177
Rent Free 251
Total 10542

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 2774
Two People 4134
Three People 1504
Four People 1451
Five People 500
Six People 135
Seven People 25
8+ People 19
Total 10542

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 1979
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2024
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1841
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1318
Total 7162

Gender Back to Top

Male 13107
Female 13001
Total 26108

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 1252
5-7 776
8-9 532
10-14 1562
15 368
16-17 790
18-19 616
20-24 1254
25-29 1147
30-44 4408
45-59 5977
60-64 2032
65-74 3016
75-84 1738
85-89 434
90+ 206
Total 26108

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 5915
Married 11774
Divorced 1958
Separated 413
Widowed 1533
Same Sex 25
Total 21618

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 12628
Good 8999
Fair 3284
Bad 911
Very Bad 286
Total 26108

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) 6938
Apprenticeship 742
2+ A Levels 2675
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3442
1-4 GCSEs 2551
No GCSEs 4382
Other 888
Total 21618

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 109
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 24865
No Welsh Skills 1134
Total 26108

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25288
Mixed Ethnicity 192
Indian 88
Pakistani 37
Bangladeshi 19
Chinese 255
Other Asian 141
Black African 32
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 42
Total 26108

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22766
Wales 1502
Scotland 315
Northern Ireland 85
Republic of Ireland 76
European Union 403
Other 961
Total 26108

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20159
Republic of Ireland 75
Europe (including European Union) 278
African Countries 61
Middle East or Asia 369
North America or Caribbean 67
Central America 3
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 56
None 5205

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17905
No Religion 5694
Buddhist 118
Hindu 55
Jewish 8
Muslim 106
Sikh 19
Other Religion 114
Not Stated 2089
Total 26108

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 6443
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2973
Self Employed 3240
Unemployed 483
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1456
Retired 3173
Looking After Home or Family 598
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 526
Other 348
Total 19240

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 927
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 1081
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 29
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 140
Construction 1065
RetailInc. Wholesale 1863
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 420
Accommodation and Food 644
Information and Communication 353
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 277
Real Estate 187
Professional, Scientific and Technical 749
Administration 467
Public Administration and Defence 814
Education 1344
HealthInc. Social Work 2062
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 591
Total 13034