Information about the BN8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BN8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BN8 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 3432
Semi-Detached 2784
Terraced 1260
Flat (Purpose-Built) 408
Flat (Converted) 153
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Caravan/Park/Temporary 44
Total 8148

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3048
Owned with Mortgage 2649
Shared Ownership 69
Rented: From Council 569
Rented: Other Social 236
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 946
Rented: Other 141
Rent Free 193
Total 7851

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 1911
Two People 3073
Three People 1212
Four People 1160
Five People 363
Six People 103
Seven People 24
8+ People 5
Total 7851

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 1756
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1725
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1137
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 708
Total 5326

Gender Back to Top

Male 9441
Female 9795
Total 19236

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
0-4 995
5-7 720
8-9 433
10-14 1149
15 233
16-17 463
18-19 389
20-24 795
25-29 773
30-44 3320
45-59 4449
60-64 1585
65-74 2136
75-84 1272
85-89 322
90+ 202
Total 19236

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 4049
Married 8743
Divorced 1407
Separated 350
Widowed 1103
Same Sex 54
Total 15706

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 9693
Good 6625
Fair 2209
Bad 546
Very Bad 163
Total 19236

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) 5721
Apprenticeship 462
2+ A Levels 1934
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2565
1-4 GCSEs 1963
No GCSEs 2521
Other 540
Total 15706

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18831
Mixed Ethnicity 209
Indian 33
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 31
Other Asian 40
Black African 21
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 27
Total 19236

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17533
Wales 198
Scotland 232
Northern Ireland 62
Republic of Ireland 86
European Union 425
Other 700
Total 19236

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16240
Republic of Ireland 95
Europe (including European Union) 346
African Countries 44
Middle East or Asia 62
North America or Caribbean 104
Central America 2
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 114
None 2466

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11894
No Religion 5428
Buddhist 74
Hindu 12
Jewish 54
Muslim 59
Sikh 7
Other Religion 125
Not Stated 1583
Total 19236

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 4721
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2022
Self Employed 2597
Unemployed 332
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 812
Retired 2288
Looking After Home or Family 618
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 320
Other 200
Total 13910

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 267
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 524
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 841
RetailInc. Wholesale 1259
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 351
Accommodation and Food 511
Information and Communication 358
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 477
Real Estate 186
Professional, Scientific and Technical 811
Administration 482
Public Administration and Defence 540
Education 1095
HealthInc. Social Work 1133
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 673
Total 9606