Information about the AL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district AL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about AL8 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 1336
Semi-Detached 1636
Terraced 2078
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1179
Flat (Converted) 45
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 6397

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2124
Owned with Mortgage 1953
Shared Ownership 50
Rented: From Council 1136
Rented: Other Social 370
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 465
Rented: Other 30
Rent Free 72
Total 6200

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 1845
Two People 2098
Three People 930
Four People 942
Five People 304
Six People 68
Seven People 12
8+ People 1
Total 6200

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 1555
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1292
C2 - Skilled manual workers 667
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 645
Total 4159

Gender Back to Top

Male 7030
Female 7774
Total 14804

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
0-4 869
5-7 571
8-9 340
10-14 936
15 195
16-17 426
18-19 308
20-24 642
25-29 655
30-44 2822
45-59 3104
60-64 890
65-74 1399
75-84 1128
85-89 341
90+ 178
Total 14804

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 3310
Married 6267
Divorced 1003
Separated 275
Widowed 1022
Same Sex 16
Total 11893

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 7429
Good 4965
Fair 1815
Bad 480
Very Bad 115
Total 14804

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) 4564
Apprenticeship 383
2+ A Levels 1315
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1757
1-4 GCSEs 1445
No GCSEs 1894
Other 535
Total 11893

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13520
Mixed Ethnicity 353
Indian 237
Pakistani 45
Bangladeshi 36
Chinese 126
Other Asian 161
Black African 168
Black Caribbean 71
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 67
Total 14804

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12556
Wales 215
Scotland 301
Northern Ireland 77
Republic of Ireland 156
European Union 434
Other 1065
Total 14804

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12176
Republic of Ireland 161
Europe (including European Union) 420
African Countries 146
Middle East or Asia 270
North America or Caribbean 87
Central America 0
South America 23
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 64
None 1725

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8645
No Religion 4315
Buddhist 97
Hindu 168
Jewish 121
Muslim 186
Sikh 29
Other Religion 62
Not Stated 1181
Total 14804

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 4157
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1437
Self Employed 1083
Unemployed 356
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 786
Retired 1561
Looking After Home or Family 451
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 276
Other 139
Total 10246

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 527
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 54
Construction 465
RetailInc. Wholesale 1244
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 223
Accommodation and Food 198
Information and Communication 461
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 341
Real Estate 113
Professional, Scientific and Technical 657
Administration 331
Public Administration and Defence 389
Education 789
HealthInc. Social Work 755
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 348
Total 6937