Information about the DN8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DN8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DN8 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 2429
Semi-Detached 3966
Terraced 1826
Flat (Purpose-Built) 440
Flat (Converted) 73
Residence in Commercial Building 76
Caravan/Park/Temporary 137
Total 8947

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2746
Owned with Mortgage 2998
Shared Ownership 40
Rented: From Council 1207
Rented: Other Social 244
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1126
Rented: Other 136
Rent Free 156
Total 8653

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 2292
Two People 3242
Three People 1445
Four People 1103
Five People 425
Six People 114
Seven People 22
8+ People 10
Total 8653

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 625
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1493
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1767
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2451
Total 6336

Gender Back to Top

Male 10396
Female 10549
Total 20945

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 1328
5-7 739
8-9 499
10-14 1219
15 286
16-17 516
18-19 466
20-24 1336
25-29 1324
30-44 3972
45-59 4366
60-64 1360
65-74 1933
75-84 1189
85-89 284
90+ 128
Total 20945

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 5126
Married 8325
Divorced 1689
Separated 476
Widowed 1241
Same Sex 17
Total 16874

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 9052
Good 6838
Fair 3359
Bad 1302
Very Bad 394
Total 20945

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) 2190
Apprenticeship 776
2+ A Levels 1855
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2884
1-4 GCSEs 2686
No GCSEs 5712
Other 771
Total 16874

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20470
Mixed Ethnicity 144
Indian 84
Pakistani 85
Chinese 19
Other Asian 56
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 37
Total 20945

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19836
Wales 85
Scotland 252
Northern Ireland 45
Republic of Ireland 51
European Union 370
Other 306
Total 20945

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15117
Republic of Ireland 37
Europe (including European Union) 304
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 57
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 5419

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14706
No Religion 4460
Buddhist 30
Hindu 45
Jewish 2
Muslim 154
Sikh 41
Other Religion 59
Not Stated 1448
Total 20945

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 5503
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2164
Self Employed 1219
Unemployed 875
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 830
Retired 2364
Looking After Home or Family 844
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 978
Other 496
Total 15273

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 143
Mining/Quarrying 62
Manufacturing 1288
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 121
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 81
Construction 930
RetailInc. Wholesale 1711
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 681
Accommodation and Food 403
Information and Communication 132
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 168
Real Estate 60
Professional, Scientific and Technical 269
Administration 374
Public Administration and Defence 501
Education 728
HealthInc. Social Work 1068
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 350
Total 9070