Information about the BD8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BD8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BD8 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 836
Semi-Detached 3164
Terraced 5241
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2281
Flat (Converted) 550
Residence in Commercial Building 164
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 12249

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2888
Owned with Mortgage 3193
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 672
Rented: Other Social 1945
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2408
Rented: Other 199
Rent Free 240
Total 11616

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 3419
Two People 2250
Three People 1471
Four People 1288
Five People 1152
Six People 1126
Seven People 397
8+ People 513
Total 11616

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 876
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2186
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1515
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5046
Total 9623

Gender Back to Top

Male 19711
Female 19256
Total 38967

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 3902
5-7 2152
8-9 1360
10-14 3201
15 629
16-17 1183
18-19 1403
20-24 3485
25-29 3684
30-44 8469
45-59 4959
60-64 1161
65-74 1687
75-84 1241
85-89 288
90+ 163
Total 38967

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 9563
Married 13683
Divorced 1714
Separated 1097
Widowed 1629
Same Sex 37
Total 27723

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 16095
Good 14369
Fair 5624
Bad 2178
Very Bad 701
Total 38967

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) 4237
Apprenticeship 433
2+ A Levels 2693
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3262
1-4 GCSEs 3935
No GCSEs 10073
Other 3090
Total 27723

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10168
Mixed Ethnicity 1020
Indian 1852
Pakistani 20197
Bangladeshi 2135
Chinese 250
Other Asian 1219
Black African 662
Black Caribbean 396
Other Black/African/Caribbean 67
Other 1001
Total 38967

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24112
Wales 50
Scotland 172
Northern Ireland 75
Republic of Ireland 106
European Union 2269
Other 12183
Total 38967

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28527
Republic of Ireland 71
Europe (including European Union) 2259
African Countries 458
Middle East or Asia 3539
North America or Caribbean 74
Central America 1
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 12
None 4812

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8451
No Religion 2928
Buddhist 62
Hindu 378
Jewish 13
Muslim 24223
Sikh 333
Other Religion 158
Not Stated 2421
Total 38967

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 5741
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3408
Self Employed 1891
Unemployed 2061
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4080
Retired 1907
Looking After Home or Family 3172
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1982
Other 1789
Total 26031

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 18
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 1348
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 24
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 89
Construction 451
RetailInc. Wholesale 2444
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 968
Accommodation and Food 1040
Information and Communication 209
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 519
Real Estate 138
Professional, Scientific and Technical 341
Administration 695
Public Administration and Defence 450
Education 1185
HealthInc. Social Work 1428
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 385
Total 11735