Information about the BR8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BR8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BR8 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 1694
Semi-Detached 4060
Terraced 2688
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1168
Flat (Converted) 134
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 9837

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3209
Owned with Mortgage 3470
Shared Ownership 161
Rented: From Council 358
Rented: Other Social 1637
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 638
Rented: Other 77
Rent Free 122
Total 9672

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 2714
Two People 3221
Three People 1675
Four People 1438
Five People 440
Six People 136
Seven People 34
8+ People 14
Total 9672

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 1245
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2252
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1669
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1637
Total 6803

Gender Back to Top

Male 11300
Female 12016
Total 23316

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 1335
5-7 774
8-9 471
10-14 1460
15 289
16-17 717
18-19 543
20-24 1319
25-29 1229
30-44 4403
45-59 4831
60-64 1699
65-74 2290
75-84 1521
85-89 300
90+ 135
Total 23316

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 5839
Married 9537
Divorced 1754
Separated 452
Widowed 1372
Same Sex 33
Total 18987

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 10447
Good 8426
Fair 3274
Bad 892
Very Bad 277
Total 23316

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) 3626
Apprenticeship 797
2+ A Levels 2012
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3411
1-4 GCSEs 3301
No GCSEs 5032
Other 808
Total 18987

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21849
Mixed Ethnicity 355
Indian 167
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 49
Chinese 119
Other Asian 145
Black African 410
Black Caribbean 90
Other Black/African/Caribbean 36
Other 72
Total 23316

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21493
Wales 104
Scotland 212
Northern Ireland 76
Republic of Ireland 120
European Union 366
Other 945
Total 23316

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18992
Republic of Ireland 123
Europe (including European Union) 337
African Countries 173
Middle East or Asia 103
North America or Caribbean 68
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 3674

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14891
No Religion 6326
Buddhist 68
Hindu 96
Jewish 32
Muslim 216
Sikh 32
Other Religion 57
Not Stated 1598
Total 23316

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 6637
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2492
Self Employed 1749
Unemployed 665
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1108
Retired 2690
Looking After Home or Family 859
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 524
Other 307
Total 17031

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 67
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 737
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 62
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 89
Construction 1229
RetailInc. Wholesale 2038
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 678
Accommodation and Food 411
Information and Communication 415
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 584
Real Estate 181
Professional, Scientific and Technical 728
Administration 575
Public Administration and Defence 674
Education 996
HealthInc. Social Work 1128
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 573
Total 11174