Information about Sunderland

Population
274,173
Avg Annual Income
£33,211
Full Time Employees
26.98%
Average Age
42.97
Sunderland Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Sunderland is 274,173 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Sunderland is 141,078, and the female population is 133,093. 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 254,655, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 3,871. 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 (145,806), followed by No religion (108,261), 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 (50,665), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (42,435). 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 Sunderland area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (73,974), while 55,754 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 55,532 adults have Level 3 education, while 33,553 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Sunderland area are

  • Professional occupations (17727)
  • Elementary occupations (13641), and
  • Sales and customer service occupations (13422)

Age

The average age of people living in Sunderland is 43 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (45120), Between 55 to 64 (38946), and Between 45 to 54 (36277). 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 Sunderland has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (38,179) followed by Routine occupations (34,172), and Semi-routine occupations (32,707). 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)

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Population of Sunderland over the years

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Postcodes in Sunderland

The postcode district DH, SR, NE are associated with the Sunderland, and there are total 11 postcode areas (listed below). The Sunderland has a total of 6433 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info
NameType
AreaSunderland
Ward

Barnes

Castle

Copt Hill

Doxford

Fulwell

Hendon

Hetton

Houghton

Millfield

Pallion

Redhill

Ryhope

Sandhill

Shiney Row

Silksworth

Southwick

St Anne's

St Chad's

St Michael's

St Peter's

Washington Central

Washington East

Washington North

Washington South

Washington West

LTLA22
UTLA22Sunderland
RegionNorth East
CountryEngland