Information about the SY9 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY9. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY9 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 1235
Semi-Detached 631
Terraced 285
Flat (Purpose-Built) 87
Flat (Converted) 40
Residence in Commercial Building 32
Caravan/Park/Temporary 34
Total 2344

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 961
Owned with Mortgage 450
Shared Ownership 25
Rented: From Council 48
Rented: Other Social 241
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 320
Rented: Other 54
Rent Free 67
Total 2166

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 671
Two People 862
Three People 265
Four People 246
Five People 87
Six People 29
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 2166

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 270
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 329
C2 - Skilled manual workers 459
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 334
Total 1392

Gender Back to Top

Male 2458
Female 2549
Total 5007

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
0-4 230
5-7 146
8-9 99
10-14 260
15 65
16-17 124
18-19 99
20-24 214
25-29 231
30-44 842
45-59 1036
60-64 405
65-74 663
75-84 390
85-89 129
90+ 74
Total 5007

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 1256
Married 2073
Divorced 416
Separated 80
Widowed 373
Same Sex 9
Total 4207

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 2269
Good 1790
Fair 696
Bad 192
Very Bad 60
Total 5007

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) 1163
Apprenticeship 118
2+ A Levels 486
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 699
1-4 GCSEs 556
No GCSEs 1008
Other 177
Total 4207

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 40
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 4354
No Welsh Skills 613
Total 5007

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4930
Mixed Ethnicity 31
Indian 1
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 2
Other Asian 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 5
Total 5007

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4285
Wales 424
Scotland 47
Northern Ireland 11
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 92
Other 134
Total 5007

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3601
Republic of Ireland 15
Europe (including European Union) 79
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 22
North America or Caribbean 17
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 1282

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3252
No Religion 1290
Buddhist 19
Hindu 1
Jewish 5
Muslim 31
Sikh 0
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 368
Total 5007

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 1006
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 571
Self Employed 847
Unemployed 76
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 191
Retired 622
Looking After Home or Family 118
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 125
Other 58
Total 3614

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 283
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 245
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 21
Construction 230
RetailInc. Wholesale 412
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 59
Accommodation and Food 163
Information and Communication 58
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 35
Real Estate 35
Professional, Scientific and Technical 117
Administration 74
Public Administration and Defence 72
Education 225
HealthInc. Social Work 334
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 124
Total 2494