Information about the BA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BA8 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 1020
Semi-Detached 793
Terraced 490
Flat (Purpose-Built) 142
Flat (Converted) 57
Residence in Commercial Building 39
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 2552

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 897
Owned with Mortgage 745
Shared Ownership 16
Rented: From Council 67
Rented: Other Social 220
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 306
Rented: Other 39
Rent Free 46
Total 2336

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 632
Two People 963
Three People 340
Four People 279
Five People 86
Six People 23
Seven People 9
8+ People 4
Total 2336

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 345
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 418
C2 - Skilled manual workers 479
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 359
Total 1601

Gender Back to Top

Male 2670
Female 2725
Total 5395

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
0-4 311
5-7 177
8-9 108
10-14 303
15 52
16-17 125
18-19 89
20-24 274
25-29 245
30-44 941
45-59 1150
60-64 516
65-74 668
75-84 327
85-89 68
90+ 41
Total 5395

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 1091
Married 2555
Divorced 439
Separated 92
Widowed 263
Same Sex 4
Total 4444

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 2436
Good 2054
Fair 681
Bad 172
Very Bad 52
Total 5395

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) 1172
Apprenticeship 199
2+ A Levels 533
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 749
1-4 GCSEs 664
No GCSEs 934
Other 193
Total 4444

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5295
Mixed Ethnicity 42
Indian 10
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 3
Other Asian 8
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 10
Other 13
Total 5395

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4922
Wales 66
Scotland 76
Northern Ireland 20
Republic of Ireland 14
European Union 114
Other 183
Total 5395

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4042
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 93
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 23
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 22
None 1221

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3627
No Religion 1229
Buddhist 10
Hindu 3
Jewish 6
Muslim 26
Sikh 0
Other Religion 25
Not Stated 469
Total 5395

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 1380
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 559
Self Employed 650
Unemployed 118
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 201
Retired 724
Looking After Home or Family 205
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 124
Other 47
Total 4008

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 135
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 330
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 15
Construction 244
RetailInc. Wholesale 468
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 101
Accommodation and Food 138
Information and Communication 63
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 40
Real Estate 37
Professional, Scientific and Technical 158
Administration 125
Public Administration and Defence 139
Education 227
HealthInc. Social Work 268
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 176
Total 2672