Area Information for Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT8 4FT

This postcode in Belfast is in Northern Ireland. The postcode is within the Belvoir ward/electoral division, which is in the UK Parliamentary Constituency of Belfast South. This page combines information for the address Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT8 4FT, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of BT8 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1998. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Belfast Metropolitan Urban Area
Local Authority Belfast
Ward Belvoir
UK Parliamentary Constituency Belfast South
Region Northern Ireland Constituencies
Country Northern Ireland


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Belfast, Northern Ireland, BT8 4FT is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Belfast, Northern Ireland consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 75
Flat (Purpose-Built) 30
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area contains a mixture of housing tenures, as detailed below. Across the UK, an average of 30.6% of household spaces were owned outright, 32.9% were mortgaged, 18.2% were social housing, and 16.3% were privately rented at the last census.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 50
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 22
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 128

Housing Occupancy Embed This 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 42
Two People 43
Three People 25
Four People 14
Five People 4
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 128

Social Grade Embed This

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 24
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 93

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Belfast South UK Parliamentary Constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 48% male.

Gender
Male 135
Female 144
Total 279

Age Groups Embed This 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 22
5-7 13
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 10
18-19 7
20-24 15
25-29 18
30-44 58
45-59 54
60-64 15
65-74 31
75-84 16
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 279

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode BT8 4FT does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 85
Married 96
Divorced 17
Separated 6
Widowed 23
Same Sex 0
Total 227

Health Embed This 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.

Health
Very Good 97
Good 113
Fair 48
Bad 17
Very Bad 4
Total 279

Education & Qualifications Embed This 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.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 43
Apprenticeship 21
2+ A Levels 23
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs 27
No GCSEs 67
Other 15
Total 227

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Belfast, Northern Ireland) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 96% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 269
Chinese 6
Other Asian 4
Total 279

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 88.8% of the resident population of Northern Ireland were born in Northern Ireland. The other groups were 3.6% English, 0.85% Scottish, 0.14% Welsh, 2.1% from the Republic of Ireland, 2.51% from other European Union countries, and 2% from outside of Europe.

For postcodes in Northern Ireland, there may be some margin of error in the figures for "Northern Ireland" and "Republic of Ireland" - some respondents simply answer "Ireland" on the census, which may lead to misclassification.

Country of Birth
England 3
Wales 0
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 246
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 13
Other 13
Total 279

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to BT8 4FT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 207
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 2
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 50

Religion Embed This Back to Top

Northern Ireland is primarily a Christian country, with 40.7% of residents Catholic, 41.6% other Christians, and 0.8% other religions. Approximately 10.1% of residents state that they have no religion or are Atheist, while 6.8% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Catholic 17
Other Christian 192
Other Religion 6
No Religion 45
Not Stated 19
Total 279

Economic Activity Embed This

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 84
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 7
Unemployed 7
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 15
Other 7
Total 208

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 6
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 25
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 127