Information about the B8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district B8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about B8 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 1236
Semi-Detached 4335
Terraced 5996
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1663
Flat (Converted) 254
Residence in Commercial Building 265
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 13752

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3558
Owned with Mortgage 3411
Shared Ownership 69
Rented: From Council 1888
Rented: Other Social 1460
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2323
Rented: Other 177
Rent Free 323
Total 13209

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 3117
Two People 2458
Three People 1798
Four People 1633
Five People 1551
Six People 1558
Seven People 521
8+ People 573
Total 13209

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 816
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2140
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1899
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6079
Total 10934

Gender Back to Top

Male 23024
Female 23005
Total 46029

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 4941
5-7 3011
8-9 1929
10-14 4612
15 816
16-17 1605
18-19 1463
20-24 3551
25-29 3843
30-44 9965
45-59 5491
60-64 1139
65-74 1822
75-84 1410
85-89 273
90+ 158
Total 46029

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 10217
Married 15719
Divorced 1622
Separated 1362
Widowed 1777
Same Sex 23
Total 30720

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 20390
Good 16072
Fair 6220
Bad 2506
Very Bad 841
Total 46029

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) 3737
Apprenticeship 307
2+ A Levels 2791
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3826
1-4 GCSEs 4743
No GCSEs 12246
Other 3070
Total 30720

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7910
Mixed Ethnicity 1423
Indian 922
Pakistani 24385
Bangladeshi 2733
Chinese 190
Other Asian 3480
Black African 1909
Black Caribbean 1260
Other Black/African/Caribbean 995
Other 822
Total 46029

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28770
Wales 85
Scotland 90
Northern Ireland 86
Republic of Ireland 310
European Union 1147
Other 15541
Total 46029

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34839
Republic of Ireland 212
Europe (including European Union) 1991
African Countries 360
Middle East or Asia 3678
North America or Caribbean 140
Central America 3
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 5259

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7501
No Religion 2241
Buddhist 74
Hindu 163
Jewish 18
Muslim 32990
Sikh 190
Other Religion 75
Not Stated 2777
Total 46029

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 5576
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3531
Self Employed 2114
Unemployed 3039
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4276
Retired 2019
Looking After Home or Family 4160
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1862
Other 2302
Total 28879

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 22
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 1263
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 40
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 66
Construction 472
RetailInc. Wholesale 2311
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1439
Accommodation and Food 924
Information and Communication 227
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 340
Real Estate 129
Professional, Scientific and Technical 417
Administration 807
Public Administration and Defence 405
Education 1265
HealthInc. Social Work 1353
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 397
Total 11879