Information about the SY6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY6 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 2767
Semi-Detached 1019
Terraced 365
Flat (Purpose-Built) 334
Flat (Converted) 109
Residence in Commercial Building 60
Caravan/Park/Temporary 36
Total 4690

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2221
Owned with Mortgage 1033
Shared Ownership 51
Rented: From Council 41
Rented: Other Social 317
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 519
Rented: Other 57
Rent Free 104
Total 4343

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 1244
Two People 1881
Three People 508
Four People 493
Five People 152
Six People 54
Seven People 7
8+ People 4
Total 4343

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 757
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 709
C2 - Skilled manual workers 661
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 417
Total 2544

Gender Back to Top

Male 4769
Female 5060
Total 9829

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
0-4 369
5-7 248
8-9 163
10-14 585
15 107
16-17 213
18-19 178
20-24 346
25-29 335
30-44 1403
45-59 2100
60-64 941
65-74 1462
75-84 961
85-89 276
90+ 142
Total 9829

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 1905
Married 4831
Divorced 689
Separated 147
Widowed 765
Same Sex 20
Total 8357

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 4403
Good 3538
Fair 1429
Bad 356
Very Bad 103
Total 9829

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) 3157
Apprenticeship 241
2+ A Levels 913
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1300
1-4 GCSEs 873
No GCSEs 1559
Other 314
Total 8357

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9670
Mixed Ethnicity 66
Indian 11
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 20
Other Asian 17
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 16
Total 9829

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8810
Wales 401
Scotland 148
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 47
European Union 151
Other 240
Total 9829

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7581
Republic of Ireland 46
Europe (including European Union) 105
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 30
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 28
None 2062

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6572
No Religion 2338
Buddhist 25
Hindu 9
Jewish 3
Muslim 36
Sikh 1
Other Religion 54
Not Stated 791
Total 9829

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 2002
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 945
Self Employed 1476
Unemployed 185
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 336
Retired 1571
Looking After Home or Family 210
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 156
Other 97
Total 6978

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 382
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 377
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 18
Construction 371
RetailInc. Wholesale 659
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 121
Accommodation and Food 299
Information and Communication 150
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 85
Real Estate 85
Professional, Scientific and Technical 289
Administration 175
Public Administration and Defence 201
Education 495
HealthInc. Social Work 571
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 252
Total 4541