We have used statistics taken from the most recent census to assign over 10,000 postcode sectors of the UK with a description detailing the highest numbering type of resident.
All you need to do to find out who lives in or who lives at a particular location is enter a location in the box above, set your radius and start the search. We will display a map of postcode sectors within the radius each overlaid with a description of the largest percentage type of resident who lives there.
There are many reasons you may want to use a feature such as this - maybe a research project based on demographics, or you are looking for compatible areas to live, friendliest places to live or the best communities to live in.
Each description can be clicked to display the exact area and you can click the area to bring up a full detailed breakdown the area, which shows are of the types of people who live there, crime rates broken down by type of crime, house prices, recent sold prices and the most expensive or least expensive areas.
We display census subgroups in the popup but each census is actually broken down in to eight supergroups, followed by twenty-six middle groups and then seventy-six subgroups. Subgroups and groups can have a mixed allocation as can supergroups.
Descriptions of each of the groups are below and taken directly from the Office for National Statistics.
Live in Rural areas - live in large detached properties - work in agricuture, forestry and fishing industries - lower than average unemployment - mutiple vehicles per household - driving preferred mode of transport - people are older, married with good education - above average caring at home and care homes - less ethnic integration - english or welsh main languages
compared to parent group: more detached households, less terraced or flats - less social renting, high number of people working in agriculture.
compared to parent group: higher proportion of social renting - living in semi-detached, terraces or flats - less working in agriculture.
compared to parent group: less communal residences - semi-detached, terraces and flats - more social renting - less work in agriculture
densely populated urban areas - flats and communal residents - more private renting - high ethnic migrations - high EU immigration - English/Welsh less likely as main language - young adults - single adults - more child-less househoulds - higher ratio of full-time students - work in accommodation, information and communication, and finance sectors - use public transport, walk or cycle to work
compared to parent group: high ratio of communal living - less married or divorced - higher schoolchildren to full-time students - higher terraced property - higher social renting - work in accomodation or food service sectors
compared to parent group: higher schoolchildren, full-time students, or aged 25 to 44 - less married or divorced - living in flats - rented homes - overcrowded - smaller ratio provide unpaid care - high ratio of work in accomodation of food service sectors
compared to parent group: higher ratio of ages 45 plus - higher divorcees - lower ratio of non-white people - lower ratio of EU-born people - lower ratio of students - high ratio of flat accomodation - higher ratio of work in mining and manufacturing sectors and travelling to work using private transport
compared to parent group: higher ratio of 0 to 14 year olds - higher ratio of married couples - higher ratio of mixed ethnicity - lower ratio of students - higher semi-detached or terraced accomodation - working in IT, finance sectors and using public transport for work
dense areas like central London - higher ratio of non-white ethnic groups compared to UK averages - higher Black or mixed ethnicity proportions - higher EU-born residents - young adults - higher divorce or separation rates- lower ratio of non-children households - living in flats and renting - less car ownership - use public transport - higher unemployment - working in accodomodation, IT, finance and admin sectors
compared to parent group: higher proportion of non-white people - lower ratio of old-EU-born, higher ratio of new-EU-born - higher non-native English/Welsh speakers - living in detached, semi-detached, or terraces
compared to parent group: more Bangladeshi - less Pakistani or Indian - higher old-EU-born - high social renting - high flat living - overcrowding - more use of public transport
compared to parent group: less non-white group ratios - higher UK or Ireland born - living in flats and socially renting - higher unemployment - those working are in manufacturing sector and use private transport for work
compared to parent group: less non-white but higher Indian and mixed ethnic - higher old-EU born - lower non-native English/Welsh speakers - live in semi-detached or terraces - privately renting - employed in IT - use public transport for work
large urban conurbations between urban centres and suburbs - terraced housing - both private and social renting - high ethnic mix - below average UK or Ireland born - less likely native English/Welsh speakers - likely to be below retirement age - above average school or college attendance - average marriage and divorce rates - qualifications slightly below average - above average unemployment - people work in transport and admin sectors - higher public transport use, less multiple vehicle ownership
compared to parent group: high white or mixed ethinicity - more native English/Welsh speakers - terraces or flats - higher social renting
compared to parent group: more non-White - higher ratio of Pakistanis - higher 0 to 14 year olds - main language less likely to be English/Welsh - terraces - overcrowding - more unemployment - work in accomodation or food service sectors
compared to parent group: high Chinese - high Indian - detached or semi-detached property - high home ownership - 2+ cars - lower unemployment - work in IT and finance sectors
urban areas - flat or terraces - private renting - average ethnic mix - higher other-EU residents - less likely English/Welsh as main language - work in IT, finance, public admin and education sectors - below average unemployment
compared to parent group: higher 0 to 14 year olds - less 90 or over - higher mixed ethnicity - terraces - private renting - higher unemployment
compared to parent group: higher age 65+ - more communal, detached or flat living - more social renting
outskirts of urban areas - higher home ownership - live in semi-detached or detached property - mix of above retirement age and middle-aged parents with dependent childrent - higher marriage or civil partnerships - more higher-level qualifications - less unemployment - less non-White than UK average - more UK or Ireland born - work in IT, finance, public admin and education sectors - use public transport for work
compared to parent group: live in detached or flats - less renting - less overcrowding - more Indians - more higher-level qualifications - more working in IT and finance sectors
compared to parent group: more divorces or separations - living semi-detached or terraces - high ratio of renting
less aged 5 to 14 - higher aged 65+ - more denseley populated - more people single or divorced - less non-White groups or other-EU born - less non-children households - live in flats or socially rented accomodation - higher overcrowding - higher ratio of people with limited activities - lower qualification than average - high unemployment - less working in IT and education
compared to parent group: higher ratio of ages 0 to 14 - higher ratio of non-White groups particularly mixed ethnicity - terraces - private renting - higher car ownership - employed in IT sectors
compared to parent group: live in flats - high social renting - less ethnic groups - less mixed ethnicity - less 2+ car households
compared to parent group: more White - less Ethnic - less other-EU born - high non-dependent children households - live in semi-detached or terraces - higher home ownership
compared to parent group: more 65+ - more live in communal residences - more couples - live in detached properties and flats - less unemployment
urban surroundings - less non-White - more UK and Ireland born - high rates of divorce and separation - more non-dependent children - live in semi-detached or terraces - more social renting - less higher-level qualifications - higher rates of unemployment - work in mining, manufacturing, energy, wholsesale, retail and transport sectors
compared to parent group: higher detached or semi-detached property - slightly higher home ownership - slightly less overcrowding - 2+ car or van ownership slighly higher
compared to parent group: high terraced housing - less non-White - less 2+ car households
compared to parent group: more older people - less non-White
compared to parent group: more aged 0 to 14 - more non-White groups - live in terraces or flats - more social renting - high unemployment - people work in the service sector - use public transport for work