Information about the DH8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DH8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DH8 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 3629
Semi-Detached 6478
Terraced 7447
Flat (Purpose-Built) 747
Flat (Converted) 129
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 61
Total 18611

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5651
Owned with Mortgage 6753
Shared Ownership 31
Rented: From Council 1050
Rented: Other Social 1586
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2167
Rented: Other 243
Rent Free 209
Total 17690

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 5544
Two People 6402
Three People 2898
Four People 2104
Five People 572
Six People 131
Seven People 30
8+ People 9
Total 17690

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 2224
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3924
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2963
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3747
Total 12858

Gender Back to Top

Male 19559
Female 20338
Total 39897

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 2360
5-7 1219
8-9 766
10-14 2297
15 455
16-17 934
18-19 900
20-24 2154
25-29 2481
30-44 8040
45-59 8423
60-64 2696
65-74 3881
75-84 2351
85-89 653
90+ 287
Total 39897

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 10038
Married 15834
Divorced 3264
Separated 924
Widowed 2675
Same Sex 65
Total 32800

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 17292
Good 13444
Fair 6297
Bad 2262
Very Bad 602
Total 39897

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) 7953
Apprenticeship 1506
2+ A Levels 4224
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5393
1-4 GCSEs 4390
No GCSEs 7966
Other 1368
Total 32800

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 39388
Mixed Ethnicity 212
Indian 68
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 62
Other Asian 64
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 27
Total 39897

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37735
Wales 106
Scotland 541
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 63
European Union 831
Other 530
Total 39897

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30606
Republic of Ireland 59
Europe (including European Union) 708
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 129
North America or Caribbean 62
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 27
None 8375

Religion Back to Top

Christian 29717
No Religion 7303
Buddhist 63
Hindu 32
Jewish 9
Muslim 131
Sikh 36
Other Religion 144
Not Stated 2462
Total 39897

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 12335
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3933
Self Employed 2262
Unemployed 1079
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1855
Retired 4875
Looking After Home or Family 1006
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1713
Other 451
Total 29509

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 216
Mining/Quarrying 72
Manufacturing 2897
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 112
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 134
Construction 1419
RetailInc. Wholesale 2636
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 855
Accommodation and Food 983
Information and Communication 381
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 376
Real Estate 265
Professional, Scientific and Technical 849
Administration 680
Public Administration and Defence 1591
Education 1788
HealthInc. Social Work 3010
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 807
Total 19071