Information about the DT8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DT8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DT8 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 1635
Semi-Detached 885
Terraced 632
Flat (Purpose-Built) 309
Flat (Converted) 73
Residence in Commercial Building 52
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 3597

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1569
Owned with Mortgage 662
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 33
Rented: Other Social 401
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 385
Rented: Other 59
Rent Free 81
Total 3203

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 1045
Two People 1325
Three People 379
Four People 304
Five People 106
Six People 36
Seven People 5
8+ People 3
Total 3203

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 399
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 497
C2 - Skilled manual workers 537
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 416
Total 1849

Gender Back to Top

Male 3337
Female 3577
Total 6914

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
0-4 265
5-7 176
8-9 127
10-14 360
15 86
16-17 165
18-19 119
20-24 295
25-29 209
30-44 937
45-59 1501
60-64 649
65-74 1031
75-84 703
85-89 185
90+ 106
Total 6914

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 1341
Married 3271
Divorced 591
Separated 117
Widowed 559
Same Sex 21
Total 5900

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 2964
Good 2567
Fair 1027
Bad 278
Very Bad 78
Total 6914

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) 1748
Apprenticeship 237
2+ A Levels 680
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 987
1-4 GCSEs 815
No GCSEs 1245
Other 188
Total 5900

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6862
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 2
Pakistani 3
Other Asian 11
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 5
Other 3
Total 6914

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6428
Wales 87
Scotland 82
Northern Ireland 16
Republic of Ireland 27
European Union 91
Other 183
Total 6914

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5234
Republic of Ireland 24
Europe (including European Union) 59
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 25
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 1576

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4614
No Religion 1648
Buddhist 25
Hindu 1
Jewish 2
Muslim 7
Sikh 2
Other Religion 39
Not Stated 576
Total 6914

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 1390
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 677
Self Employed 931
Unemployed 118
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 224
Retired 1137
Looking After Home or Family 207
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 160
Other 62
Total 4906

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 238
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 315
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 25
Construction 318
RetailInc. Wholesale 442
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 67
Accommodation and Food 165
Information and Communication 60
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 51
Real Estate 60
Professional, Scientific and Technical 183
Administration 147
Public Administration and Defence 131
Education 298
HealthInc. Social Work 377
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 194
Total 3085