Information about Reading

Population
174,223
Avg Annual Income
£52,747
Full Time Employees
33.44%
Average Age
37.23
Reading Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Reading is 174,223 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Reading is 87,382, and the female population is 86,842. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 93,167, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 20,999. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (68,988), followed by No religion (63,287), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (34,684), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (21,772). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Reading area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (58,258), while 19,262 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 57,149 adults have Level 3 education, while 15,070 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Reading area are

  • Professional occupations (22757)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (11993), and
  • Elementary occupations (10803)

Age

The average age of people living in Reading is 37 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (30971), Between 25 to 34 (30212), and Between 35 to 44 (27414). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Reading has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (27,262) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (23,551), and Full-time students (16,026). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

Map of Reading

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Population of Reading over the years

Male Population of Reading over the years
Female Population of Reading over the years
Postcodes in Reading

The postcode district RG are associated with the Reading, and there are total 7 postcode areas (listed below). The Reading has a total of 7133 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Reading
NameType
AreaReading
Ward

Abbey

Battle

Caversham

Caversham Heights

Church

Coley

Emmer Green

Katesgrove

Kentwood

Norcot

Park

Redlands

Southcote

Thames

Tilehurst

Whitley

LTLA22
UTLA22Reading
RegionSouth East
CountryEngland