Information about the CW8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CW8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CW8 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 5537
Semi-Detached 6104
Terraced 3227
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1192
Flat (Converted) 173
Residence in Commercial Building 133
Caravan/Park/Temporary 280
Total 16646

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6154
Owned with Mortgage 6088
Shared Ownership 96
Rented: From Council 803
Rented: Other Social 900
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1592
Rented: Other 184
Rent Free 171
Total 15988

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 4439
Two People 6059
Three People 2493
Four People 2124
Five People 654
Six People 168
Seven People 33
8+ People 18
Total 15988

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 3235
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3353
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2213
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2461
Total 11262

Gender Back to Top

Male 18340
Female 19151
Total 37491

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 1974
5-7 1299
8-9 784
10-14 2132
15 467
16-17 960
18-19 773
20-24 1720
25-29 1861
30-44 7056
45-59 8276
60-64 2928
65-74 3896
75-84 2362
85-89 695
90+ 308
Total 37491

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 8309
Married 16626
Divorced 2751
Separated 709
Widowed 2384
Same Sex 56
Total 30835

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 18066
Good 12502
Fair 4960
Bad 1557
Very Bad 406
Total 37491

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) 9769
Apprenticeship 1230
2+ A Levels 3803
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5027
1-4 GCSEs 3916
No GCSEs 5974
Other 1116
Total 30835

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36748
Mixed Ethnicity 251
Indian 117
Pakistani 21
Bangladeshi 49
Chinese 78
Other Asian 101
Black African 42
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 67
Total 37491

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34641
Wales 707
Scotland 574
Northern Ireland 144
Republic of Ireland 165
European Union 501
Other 759
Total 37491

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30273
Republic of Ireland 156
Europe (including European Union) 323
African Countries 65
Middle East or Asia 119
North America or Caribbean 80
Central America 4
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 56
None 6572

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26854
No Religion 7738
Buddhist 59
Hindu 74
Jewish 29
Muslim 136
Sikh 30
Other Religion 117
Not Stated 2454
Total 37491

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 10817
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4045
Self Employed 2775
Unemployed 1012
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1688
Retired 4872
Looking After Home or Family 960
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 918
Other 383
Total 27470

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 246
Mining/Quarrying 56
Manufacturing 2027
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 110
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 192
Construction 1233
RetailInc. Wholesale 3024
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 778
Accommodation and Food 890
Information and Communication 647
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 868
Real Estate 247
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1451
Administration 936
Public Administration and Defence 858
Education 1931
HealthInc. Social Work 1952
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 765
Total 18211