Information about the CH8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CH8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CH8 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 4227
Semi-Detached 3652
Terraced 1344
Flat (Purpose-Built) 423
Flat (Converted) 104
Residence in Commercial Building 94
Caravan/Park/Temporary 77
Total 9921

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3358
Owned with Mortgage 3354
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 1220
Rented: Other Social 347
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 835
Rented: Other 145
Rent Free 99
Total 9429

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 2669
Two People 3397
Three People 1524
Four People 1203
Five People 469
Six People 123
Seven People 26
8+ People 18
Total 9429

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 1139
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1709
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1777
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2027
Total 6652

Gender Back to Top

Male 11129
Female 11276
Total 22405

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 1339
5-7 711
8-9 480
10-14 1319
15 266
16-17 616
18-19 490
20-24 1268
25-29 1214
30-44 3987
45-59 4894
60-64 1721
65-74 2423
75-84 1280
85-89 275
90+ 122
Total 22405

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 5677
Married 9051
Divorced 1719
Separated 422
Widowed 1379
Same Sex 42
Total 18290

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 10565
Good 7127
Fair 3214
Bad 1169
Very Bad 330
Total 22405

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) 3991
Apprenticeship 846
2+ A Levels 2085
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3144
1-4 GCSEs 2666
No GCSEs 4811
Other 747
Total 18290

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 3839
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 2209
No Welsh Skills 16357
Total 22405

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22123
Mixed Ethnicity 108
Indian 26
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 29
Other Asian 46
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 9
Other 23
Total 22405

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7648
Wales 13845
Scotland 183
Northern Ireland 53
Republic of Ireland 83
European Union 286
Other 307
Total 22405

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16430
Republic of Ireland 61
Europe (including European Union) 200
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 58
North America or Caribbean 30
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 5645

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14769
No Religion 5681
Buddhist 43
Hindu 4
Jewish 11
Muslim 73
Sikh 10
Other Religion 51
Not Stated 1763
Total 22405

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 6177
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2305
Self Employed 1597
Unemployed 654
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1065
Retired 2995
Looking After Home or Family 638
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 900
Other 282
Total 16613

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 176
Mining/Quarrying 32
Manufacturing 1751
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 70
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 138
Construction 962
RetailInc. Wholesale 1468
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 438
Accommodation and Food 653
Information and Communication 171
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 239
Real Estate 111
Professional, Scientific and Technical 506
Administration 403
Public Administration and Defence 585
Education 911
HealthInc. Social Work 1366
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 426
Total 10406