Information about the CM8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CM8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CM8 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 3176
Semi-Detached 4625
Terraced 5200
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2023
Flat (Converted) 144
Residence in Commercial Building 78
Caravan/Park/Temporary 23
Total 15269

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4292
Owned with Mortgage 5713
Shared Ownership 100
Rented: From Council 693
Rented: Other Social 2197
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1599
Rented: Other 173
Rent Free 137
Total 14904

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 4162
Two People 5266
Three People 2533
Four People 2008
Five People 710
Six People 170
Seven People 34
8+ People 21
Total 14904

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 2183
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3724
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2588
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2703
Total 11198

Gender Back to Top

Male 17496
Female 18186
Total 35682

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 2454
5-7 1255
8-9 726
10-14 2039
15 428
16-17 896
18-19 790
20-24 2106
25-29 2350
30-44 7633
45-59 6938
60-64 2411
65-74 3056
75-84 1772
85-89 534
90+ 294
Total 35682

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 8978
Married 14116
Divorced 2858
Separated 751
Widowed 2022
Same Sex 55
Total 28780

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 16532
Good 12963
Fair 4466
Bad 1334
Very Bad 387
Total 35682

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) 6007
Apprenticeship 1050
2+ A Levels 3339
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5182
1-4 GCSEs 4932
No GCSEs 7022
Other 1248
Total 28780

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34233
Mixed Ethnicity 540
Indian 205
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 53
Chinese 43
Other Asian 252
Black African 156
Black Caribbean 119
Other Black/African/Caribbean 33
Other 42
Total 35682

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32726
Wales 199
Scotland 420
Northern Ireland 104
Republic of Ireland 243
European Union 884
Other 1106
Total 35682

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27885
Republic of Ireland 202
Europe (including European Union) 804
African Countries 152
Middle East or Asia 183
North America or Caribbean 107
Central America 1
South America 18
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 67
None 6479

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21761
No Religion 10896
Buddhist 86
Hindu 160
Jewish 42
Muslim 160
Sikh 22
Other Religion 132
Not Stated 2423
Total 35682

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 11294
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3621
Self Employed 2494
Unemployed 1135
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1428
Retired 3651
Looking After Home or Family 1220
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 910
Other 427
Total 26180

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 87
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1965
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 53
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 170
Construction 1724
RetailInc. Wholesale 2917
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1028
Accommodation and Food 640
Information and Communication 589
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1405
Real Estate 229
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1070
Administration 830
Public Administration and Defence 967
Education 1488
HealthInc. Social Work 1938
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 810
Total 17924