Information about the DL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DL8 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 4537
Semi-Detached 3129
Terraced 1840
Flat (Purpose-Built) 465
Flat (Converted) 155
Residence in Commercial Building 153
Caravan/Park/Temporary 163
Total 10442

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3748
Owned with Mortgage 2297
Shared Ownership 48
Rented: From Council 274
Rented: Other Social 671
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1384
Rented: Other 295
Rent Free 270
Total 8987

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 2733
Two People 3704
Three People 1180
Four People 1004
Five People 275
Six People 70
Seven People 17
8+ People 4
Total 8987

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 1338
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1682
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1670
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1075
Total 5765

Gender Back to Top

Male 9897
Female 10013
Total 19910

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
0-4 714
5-7 488
8-9 401
10-14 1107
15 233
16-17 431
18-19 390
20-24 888
25-29 830
30-44 3198
45-59 4639
60-64 1762
65-74 2586
75-84 1624
85-89 431
90+ 188
Total 19910

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 4019
Married 9659
Divorced 1439
Separated 352
Widowed 1471
Same Sex 27
Total 16967

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 9058
Good 7268
Fair 2761
Bad 654
Very Bad 169
Total 19910

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) 5102
Apprenticeship 677
2+ A Levels 2004
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2753
1-4 GCSEs 2151
No GCSEs 3572
Other 708
Total 16967

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19601
Mixed Ethnicity 84
Indian 8
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 26
Other Asian 104
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 20
Total 19910

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18228
Wales 166
Scotland 486
Northern Ireland 78
Republic of Ireland 62
European Union 421
Other 469
Total 19910

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15588
Republic of Ireland 50
Europe (including European Union) 249
African Countries 37
Middle East or Asia 86
North America or Caribbean 44
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 87
None 3857

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14588
No Religion 3736
Buddhist 86
Hindu 10
Jewish 11
Muslim 24
Sikh 1
Other Religion 61
Not Stated 1393
Total 19910

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 5235
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2096
Self Employed 2703
Unemployed 357
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 646
Retired 2828
Looking After Home or Family 384
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 302
Other 173
Total 14724

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 839
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 824
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 944
RetailInc. Wholesale 1472
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 402
Accommodation and Food 882
Information and Communication 191
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 164
Real Estate 156
Professional, Scientific and Technical 536
Administration 353
Public Administration and Defence 828
Education 895
HealthInc. Social Work 1010
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 731
Total 10304