Information about the DG8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DG8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DG8 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 2927
Semi-Detached 1989
Terraced 1316
Flat (Purpose-Built) 408
Flat (Converted) 70
Residence in Commercial Building 93
Caravan/Park/Temporary 30
Total 6833

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2592
Owned with Mortgage 1198
Shared Ownership 15
Rented: From Council 3
Rented: Other Social 1119
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 775
Rented: Other 117
Rent Free 192
Total 6011

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 1984
Two People 2344
Three People 785
Four People 591
Five People 213
Six People 75
Seven People 18
8+ People 1
Total 6011

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 491
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 793
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1310
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1206
Total 3800

Gender Back to Top

Male 6460
Female 6698
Total 13158

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
0-4 608
5-7 370
8-9 249
10-14 703
15 154
16-17 305
18-19 238
20-24 609
25-29 583
30-44 2029
45-59 2887
60-64 1165
65-74 1857
75-84 1065
85-89 221
90+ 115
Total 13158

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 2925
Married 5845
Divorced 949
Separated 266
Widowed 1065
Same Sex 24
Total 11074

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 6165
Good 4087
Fair 2008
Bad 659
Very Bad 239
Total 13158

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) 2401
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 735
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1397
1-4 GCSEs 2590
No GCSEs 3951
Total 11074

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13056
Mixed Ethnicity 23
Indian 7
Pakistani 2
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 22
Other Asian 14
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 3
Total 13149

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2889
Wales 65
Scotland 9540
Northern Ireland 187
Republic of Ireland 45
European Union 230
Other 202
Total 13158

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 794
Other Christian 7073
No Religion 4122
Buddhist 30
Hindu 3
Jewish 7
Muslim 16
Sikh 0
Other Religion 57
Not Stated 1056
Total 13,158

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 2680
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1407
Self Employed 1502
Unemployed 409
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 403
Retired 2260
Looking After Home or Family 354
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 513
Other 145
Total 9673

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 958
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 382
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 30
Construction 550
RetailInc. Wholesale 720
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 288
Accommodation and Food 428
Information and Communication 59
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 67
Real Estate 58
Professional, Scientific and Technical 169
Administration 187
Public Administration and Defence 242
Education 389
HealthInc. Social Work 887
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 251
Total 5690