Information about the CO8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CO8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CO8 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 635
Semi-Detached 357
Terraced 188
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 6
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 1208

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 527
Owned with Mortgage 383
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 63
Rented: Other Social 55
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 74
Rented: Other 15
Rent Free 31
Total 1150

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 287
Two People 484
Three People 163
Four People 146
Five People 57
Six People 8
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 1150

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 240
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 260
C2 - Skilled manual workers 161
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 90
Total 751

Gender Back to Top

Male 1334
Female 1371
Total 2705

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
0-4 114
5-7 105
8-9 63
10-14 177
15 34
16-17 73
18-19 40
20-24 86
25-29 76
30-44 481
45-59 622
60-64 233
65-74 335
75-84 191
85-89 54
90+ 21
Total 2705

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 485
Married 1310
Divorced 186
Separated 41
Widowed 174
Same Sex 16
Total 2212

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 1382
Good 929
Fair 307
Bad 68
Very Bad 19
Total 2705

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) 708
Apprenticeship 75
2+ A Levels 278
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 417
1-4 GCSEs 275
No GCSEs 396
Other 63
Total 2212

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2653
Mixed Ethnicity 36
Indian 3
Chinese 2
Other Asian 6
Black Caribbean 1
Other 4
Total 2705

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2509
Wales 19
Scotland 38
Northern Ireland 7
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 38
Other 83
Total 2705

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2262
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 33
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 14
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 25
None 397

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1792
No Religion 659
Buddhist 11
Hindu 1
Jewish 1
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 8
Not Stated 232
Total 2705

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 676
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 279
Self Employed 337
Unemployed 38
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 105
Retired 356
Looking After Home or Family 99
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 26
Total 1946

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 55
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 96
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 14
Construction 133
RetailInc. Wholesale 169
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 46
Accommodation and Food 48
Information and Communication 56
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 91
Real Estate 25
Professional, Scientific and Technical 113
Administration 59
Public Administration and Defence 74
Education 145
HealthInc. Social Work 135
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 64
Total 1326