Information about the BL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BL8 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 5447
Semi-Detached 5972
Terraced 4897
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1276
Flat (Converted) 104
Residence in Commercial Building 109
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 17812

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6753
Owned with Mortgage 7197
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 924
Rented: Other Social 295
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1596
Rented: Other 164
Rent Free 172
Total 17133

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 4512
Two People 6442
Three People 2878
Four People 2431
Five People 662
Six People 158
Seven People 29
8+ People 21
Total 17133

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 3313
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4351
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2488
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2200
Total 12352

Gender Back to Top

Male 20188
Female 20935
Total 41123

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 2164
5-7 1343
8-9 917
10-14 2547
15 520
16-17 1085
18-19 912
20-24 2099
25-29 2079
30-44 8043
45-59 8747
60-64 3184
65-74 4343
75-84 2284
85-89 561
90+ 295
Total 41123

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 9464
Married 18016
Divorced 2996
Separated 750
Widowed 2387
Same Sex 19
Total 33632

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 20388
Good 13700
Fair 5168
Bad 1503
Very Bad 364
Total 41123

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) 10211
Apprenticeship 1341
2+ A Levels 4441
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5920
1-4 GCSEs 4263
No GCSEs 6171
Other 1285
Total 33632

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38973
Mixed Ethnicity 564
Indian 208
Pakistani 728
Bangladeshi 65
Chinese 178
Other Asian 132
Black African 100
Black Caribbean 74
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 87
Total 41123

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38314
Wales 250
Scotland 533
Northern Ireland 197
Republic of Ireland 272
European Union 472
Other 1085
Total 41123

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34944
Republic of Ireland 275
Europe (including European Union) 379
African Countries 74
Middle East or Asia 188
North America or Caribbean 68
Central America 2
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 5357

Religion Back to Top

Christian 29801
No Religion 7474
Buddhist 79
Hindu 108
Jewish 141
Muslim 1047
Sikh 31
Other Religion 89
Not Stated 2353
Total 41123

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 12688
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4370
Self Employed 2949
Unemployed 898
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2063
Retired 5384
Looking After Home or Family 725
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 962
Other 453
Total 30492

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 48
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 2088
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 103
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 161
Construction 1583
RetailInc. Wholesale 3362
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 822
Accommodation and Food 755
Information and Communication 681
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 920
Real Estate 317
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1337
Administration 822
Public Administration and Defence 1506
Education 2449
HealthInc. Social Work 2828
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 867
Total 20663