Information about the BH8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BH8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BH8 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 4216
Semi-Detached 2185
Terraced 1714
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4193
Flat (Converted) 2137
Residence in Commercial Building 330
Caravan/Park/Temporary 27
Total 14802

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3211
Owned with Mortgage 4304
Shared Ownership 115
Rented: From Council 1136
Rented: Other Social 1006
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4110
Rented: Other 271
Rent Free 141
Total 14294

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 5152
Two People 4435
Three People 2145
Four People 1645
Five People 620
Six People 213
Seven People 53
8+ People 31
Total 14294

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 2121
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4138
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2158
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2735
Total 11152

Gender Back to Top

Male 16840
Female 16809
Total 33649

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 2102
5-7 943
8-9 604
10-14 1656
15 345
16-17 632
18-19 1909
20-24 3450
25-29 2868
30-44 7179
45-59 5586
60-64 1629
65-74 2224
75-84 1667
85-89 519
90+ 336
Total 33649

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 12519
Married 10156
Divorced 2894
Separated 698
Widowed 1653
Same Sex 79
Total 27999

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 16169
Good 11612
Fair 4103
Bad 1366
Very Bad 399
Total 33649

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) 7024
Apprenticeship 973
2+ A Levels 5154
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4292
1-4 GCSEs 3749
No GCSEs 4901
Other 1906
Total 27999

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29848
Mixed Ethnicity 968
Indian 467
Pakistani 60
Bangladeshi 100
Chinese 472
Other Asian 815
Black African 329
Black Caribbean 84
Other Black/African/Caribbean 45
Other 461
Total 33649

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26704
Wales 500
Scotland 444
Northern Ireland 137
Republic of Ireland 158
European Union 2083
Other 3623
Total 33649

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24794
Republic of Ireland 173
Europe (including European Union) 2271
African Countries 350
Middle East or Asia 1087
North America or Caribbean 140
Central America 5
South America 273
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 91
None 4917

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18536
No Religion 10680
Buddhist 275
Hindu 319
Jewish 143
Muslim 983
Sikh 41
Other Religion 184
Not Stated 2488
Total 33649

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 9253
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3366
Self Employed 2486
Unemployed 910
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4502
Retired 2467
Looking After Home or Family 928
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1130
Other 435
Total 25477

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 27
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1088
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 33
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 54
Construction 1164
RetailInc. Wholesale 2928
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 764
Accommodation and Food 1424
Information and Communication 535
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1485
Real Estate 278
Professional, Scientific and Technical 810
Administration 729
Public Administration and Defence 573
Education 1318
HealthInc. Social Work 2297
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 879
Total 16394