Information about the DA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DA8 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 666
Semi-Detached 5019
Terraced 4724
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4411
Flat (Converted) 312
Residence in Commercial Building 117
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 15258

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3217
Owned with Mortgage 5126
Shared Ownership 246
Rented: From Council 632
Rented: Other Social 3431
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1928
Rented: Other 138
Rent Free 149
Total 14867

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 4274
Two People 4324
Three People 2653
Four People 2237
Five People 962
Six People 321
Seven People 51
8+ People 45
Total 14867

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 1541
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3875
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2767
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3611
Total 11794

Gender Back to Top

Male 18022
Female 19420
Total 37442

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 3173
5-7 1629
8-9 1018
10-14 2686
15 572
16-17 1103
18-19 1075
20-24 2494
25-29 2609
30-44 8223
45-59 6728
60-64 1617
65-74 2383
75-84 1554
85-89 379
90+ 199
Total 37442

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 10829
Married 11872
Divorced 2660
Separated 1153
Widowed 1798
Same Sex 52
Total 28364

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 17840
Good 12785
Fair 4769
Bad 1587
Very Bad 461
Total 37442

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) 5533
Apprenticeship 917
2+ A Levels 3049
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4794
1-4 GCSEs 4958
No GCSEs 7324
Other 1789
Total 28364

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28312
Mixed Ethnicity 1078
Indian 1172
Pakistani 126
Bangladeshi 88
Chinese 275
Other Asian 560
Black African 4635
Black Caribbean 556
Other Black/African/Caribbean 346
Other 294
Total 37442

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30447
Wales 124
Scotland 272
Northern Ireland 90
Republic of Ireland 272
European Union 1080
Other 5157
Total 37442

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27086
Republic of Ireland 285
Europe (including European Union) 1225
African Countries 2027
Middle East or Asia 428
North America or Caribbean 190
Central America 5
South America 54
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 31
None 6718

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22066
No Religion 10149
Buddhist 127
Hindu 400
Jewish 46
Muslim 1091
Sikh 965
Other Religion 141
Not Stated 2457
Total 37442

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 10049
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3608
Self Employed 2079
Unemployed 1670
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2453
Retired 2794
Looking After Home or Family 1597
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1174
Other 808
Total 26232

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 12
Manufacturing 917
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 75
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 190
Construction 1566
RetailInc. Wholesale 2781
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1307
Accommodation and Food 702
Information and Communication 527
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 772
Real Estate 287
Professional, Scientific and Technical 846
Administration 966
Public Administration and Defence 1146
Education 1384
HealthInc. Social Work 2102
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 745
Total 16346