Information about the BT8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district BT8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about BT8 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 4913
Semi-Detached 5123
Terraced 1643
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1222
Flat (Converted) 45
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 12959

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4464
Owned with Mortgage 5494
Shared Ownership 74
Rented: From Council 878
Rented: Other Social 253
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1075
Rented: Other 121
Rent Free 190
Total 12549

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 3454
Two People 4051
Three People 2007
Four People 1912
Five People 818
Six People 239
Seven People 43
8+ People 25
Total 12549

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 3350
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3103
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1381
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1362
Total 9196

Gender Back to Top

Male 15398
Female 16406
Total 31804

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 1944
5-7 1095
8-9 728
10-14 2047
15 432
16-17 901
18-19 836
20-24 1728
25-29 1652
30-44 6633
45-59 6966
60-64 1572
65-74 2705
75-84 1903
85-89 458
90+ 204
Total 31804

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 8100
Married 13738
Divorced 1257
Separated 708
Widowed 1741
Same Sex 14
Total 25558

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 16571
Good 9997
Fair 3947
Bad 1032
Very Bad 257
Total 31804

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) 9895
Apprenticeship 967
2+ A Levels 3168
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3496
1-4 GCSEs 2323
No GCSEs 4862
Other 847
Total 25558

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30719
Mixed Ethnicity 166
Indian 213
Pakistani 62
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 349
Other Asian 139
Black African 60
Black Caribbean 3
Other 69
Total 31804

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 982
Wales 47
Scotland 279
Northern Ireland 28360
Republic of Ireland 630
European Union 467
Other 1039
Total 31804

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22303
Republic of Ireland 6101
Europe (including European Union) 430
African Countries 70
Middle East or Asia 289
North America or Caribbean 124
Central America 4
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 45
None 3491

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 10955
Other Christian 13916
Other Religion 429
No Religion 4788
Not Stated 1716
Total 31804

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 10045
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2964
Self Employed 1933
Unemployed 638
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2202
Retired 3222
Looking After Home or Family 619
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 889
Other 481
Total 22993

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 83
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 966
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 101
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 67
Construction 757
RetailInc. Wholesale 2258
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 379
Accommodation and Food 718
Information and Communication 721
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 790
Real Estate 222
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1081
Administration 481
Public Administration and Defence 1749
Education 1868
HealthInc. Social Work 2707
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 695
Total 15655