Information about the CB8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CB8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CB8 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 5756
Semi-Detached 4655
Terraced 3510
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1911
Flat (Converted) 347
Residence in Commercial Building 165
Caravan/Park/Temporary 69
Total 16413

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4688
Owned with Mortgage 4526
Shared Ownership 209
Rented: From Council 811
Rented: Other Social 1607
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2643
Rented: Other 302
Rent Free 734
Total 15520

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 4459
Two People 6106
Three People 2410
Four People 1773
Five People 579
Six People 153
Seven People 28
8+ People 12
Total 15520

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 2618
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3895
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2517
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2249
Total 11279

Gender Back to Top

Male 18744
Female 17880
Total 36624

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 2095
5-7 1121
8-9 668
10-14 1746
15 375
16-17 715
18-19 661
20-24 2383
25-29 2759
30-44 7732
45-59 7413
60-64 2491
65-74 3386
75-84 2208
85-89 581
90+ 290
Total 36624

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 9945
Married 14745
Divorced 3023
Separated 807
Widowed 2038
Same Sex 61
Total 30619

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 17714
Good 12910
Fair 4430
Bad 1218
Very Bad 352
Total 36624

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) 7879
Apprenticeship 1363
2+ A Levels 3437
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4706
1-4 GCSEs 4220
No GCSEs 6878
Other 2136
Total 30619

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34519
Mixed Ethnicity 617
Indian 270
Pakistani 177
Bangladeshi 86
Chinese 73
Other Asian 271
Black African 247
Black Caribbean 149
Other Black/African/Caribbean 118
Other 97
Total 36624

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30413
Wales 335
Scotland 722
Northern Ireland 154
Republic of Ireland 468
European Union 1886
Other 2646
Total 36624

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27065
Republic of Ireland 436
Europe (including European Union) 1741
African Countries 221
Middle East or Asia 466
North America or Caribbean 1000
Central America 2
South America 34
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 167
None 5892

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23286
No Religion 9420
Buddhist 144
Hindu 157
Jewish 70
Muslim 424
Sikh 46
Other Religion 118
Not Stated 2959
Total 36624

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 11968
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3758
Self Employed 3349
Unemployed 886
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1309
Retired 3479
Looking After Home or Family 996
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 664
Other 1131
Total 27540

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 783
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1754
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 38
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 109
Construction 1677
RetailInc. Wholesale 2716
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 768
Accommodation and Food 840
Information and Communication 626
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 450
Real Estate 284
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1766
Administration 902
Public Administration and Defence 719
Education 1551
HealthInc. Social Work 1897
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2662
Total 19552