Information about the CT8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CT8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CT8 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 494
Semi-Detached 954
Terraced 1254
Flat (Purpose-Built) 930
Flat (Converted) 729
Residence in Commercial Building 90
Total 4451

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1231
Owned with Mortgage 1114
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 119
Rented: Other Social 246
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1159
Rented: Other 68
Rent Free 43
Total 3993

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 1594
Two People 1295
Three People 537
Four People 375
Five People 124
Six People 54
Seven People 9
8+ People 5
Total 3993

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 428
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 862
C2 - Skilled manual workers 676
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 801
Total 2767

Gender Back to Top

Male 4114
Female 4565
Total 8679

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
0-4 481
5-7 258
8-9 159
10-14 478
15 111
16-17 207
18-19 185
20-24 517
25-29 542
30-44 1459
45-59 1724
60-64 598
65-74 920
75-84 658
85-89 229
90+ 153
Total 8679

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 2385
Married 2948
Divorced 910
Separated 268
Widowed 669
Same Sex 12
Total 7192

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 3387
Good 3124
Fair 1436
Bad 564
Very Bad 168
Total 8679

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) 1406
Apprenticeship 295
2+ A Levels 863
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1149
1-4 GCSEs 1079
No GCSEs 2043
Other 357
Total 7192

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8309
Mixed Ethnicity 159
Indian 29
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 38
Other Asian 52
Black African 42
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 19
Total 8679

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7838
Wales 61
Scotland 99
Northern Ireland 33
Republic of Ireland 73
European Union 218
Other 357
Total 8679

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6511
Republic of Ireland 62
Europe (including European Union) 183
African Countries 34
Middle East or Asia 60
North America or Caribbean 26
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 28
None 1832

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5409
No Religion 2412
Buddhist 21
Hindu 27
Jewish 17
Muslim 59
Sikh 4
Other Religion 58
Not Stated 672
Total 8679

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 2056
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 784
Self Employed 622
Unemployed 345
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 392
Retired 1149
Looking After Home or Family 288
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 372
Other 144
Total 6152

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 231
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 24
Construction 358
RetailInc. Wholesale 528
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 169
Accommodation and Food 197
Information and Communication 92
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 105
Real Estate 54
Professional, Scientific and Technical 172
Administration 166
Public Administration and Defence 181
Education 399
HealthInc. Social Work 654
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 203
Total 3577