Information about the BS8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BS8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BS8 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 1130
Semi-Detached 972
Terraced 2108
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4061
Flat (Converted) 6108
Residence in Commercial Building 487
Caravan/Park/Temporary 65
Total 14931

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3164
Owned with Mortgage 2954
Shared Ownership 113
Rented: From Council 345
Rented: Other Social 643
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6337
Rented: Other 295
Rent Free 223
Total 14074

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 5615
Two People 4953
Three People 1470
Four People 1148
Five People 479
Six People 258
Seven People 75
8+ People 76
Total 14074

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 5677
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4578
C2 - Skilled manual workers 747
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 920
Total 11922

Gender Back to Top

Male 16355
Female 14774
Total 31129

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
0-4 955
5-7 459
8-9 265
10-14 764
15 192
16-17 432
18-19 1568
20-24 7081
25-29 4612
30-44 6475
45-59 3904
60-64 1363
65-74 1637
75-84 978
85-89 283
90+ 161
Total 31129

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 18413
Married 6977
Divorced 1690
Separated 430
Widowed 862
Same Sex 122
Total 28494

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 18953
Good 9105
Fair 2270
Bad 619
Very Bad 182
Total 31129

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) 15527
Apprenticeship 293
2+ A Levels 7079
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2088
1-4 GCSEs 1193
No GCSEs 1396
Other 918
Total 28494

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27584
Mixed Ethnicity 1001
Indian 432
Pakistani 109
Bangladeshi 30
Chinese 783
Other Asian 407
Black African 281
Black Caribbean 106
Other Black/African/Caribbean 90
Other 306
Total 31129

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23528
Wales 1248
Scotland 611
Northern Ireland 233
Republic of Ireland 236
European Union 1640
Other 3633
Total 31129

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26014
Republic of Ireland 345
Europe (including European Union) 1717
African Countries 264
Middle East or Asia 1181
North America or Caribbean 503
Central America 26
South America 116
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 386
None 1437

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13359
No Religion 13619
Buddhist 324
Hindu 261
Jewish 149
Muslim 504
Sikh 58
Other Religion 216
Not Stated 2639
Total 31129

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 10817
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1828
Self Employed 2737
Unemployed 524
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8195
Retired 1852
Looking After Home or Family 408
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 387
Other 324
Total 27072

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 35
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 868
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 67
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 36
Construction 582
RetailInc. Wholesale 1640
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 226
Accommodation and Food 1161
Information and Communication 1438
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1245
Real Estate 327
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2745
Administration 720
Public Administration and Defence 834
Education 2206
HealthInc. Social Work 2170
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 817
Total 17146