Information about the DD8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DD8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DD8 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 5017
Semi-Detached 3231
Terraced 2407
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2679
Flat (Converted) 181
Residence in Commercial Building 154
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 13677

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4280
Owned with Mortgage 3890
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 2257
Rented: Other Social 687
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1436
Rented: Other 179
Rent Free 321
Total 13086

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 4176
Two People 4878
Three People 1948
Four People 1488
Five People 465
Six People 97
Seven People 26
8+ People 8
Total 13086

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 1366
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2671
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2609
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2458
Total 9104

Gender Back to Top

Male 14244
Female 15032
Total 29276

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 1486
5-7 858
8-9 593
10-14 1659
15 349
16-17 743
18-19 629
20-24 1446
25-29 1569
30-44 5236
45-59 6487
60-64 2220
65-74 3183
75-84 2067
85-89 511
90+ 240
Total 29276

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 7016
Married 12540
Divorced 1991
Separated 700
Widowed 2054
Same Sex 30
Total 24331

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 14829
Good 9684
Fair 3482
Bad 991
Very Bad 290
Total 29276

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) 5599
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 2479
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3161
1-4 GCSEs 6071
No GCSEs 7021
Total 24331

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28971
Mixed Ethnicity 57
Indian 27
Pakistani 67
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 42
Other Asian 18
Black African 33
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 6
Total 29249

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2430
Wales 70
Scotland 25410
Northern Ireland 154
Republic of Ireland 70
European Union 587
Other 555
Total 29276

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 1632
Other Christian 14716
No Religion 10821
Buddhist 28
Hindu 5
Jewish 3
Muslim 99
Sikh 0
Other Religion 84
Not Stated 1888
Total 29,276

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 8614
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2927
Self Employed 2016
Unemployed 870
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1385
Retired 3816
Looking After Home or Family 671
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 800
Other 414
Total 21513

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 821
Mining/Quarrying 188
Manufacturing 1582
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 134
Construction 1440
RetailInc. Wholesale 2050
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 487
Accommodation and Food 704
Information and Communication 213
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 206
Real Estate 158
Professional, Scientific and Technical 582
Administration 449
Public Administration and Defence 1061
Education 1106
HealthInc. Social Work 2121
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 682
Total 14043