Information about the DY8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district DY8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about DY8 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 6132
Semi-Detached 10583
Terraced 3901
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2574
Flat (Converted) 468
Residence in Commercial Building 205
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 23875

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8840
Owned with Mortgage 8511
Shared Ownership 99
Rented: From Council 2519
Rented: Other Social 601
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2010
Rented: Other 204
Rent Free 351
Total 23135

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 6679
Two People 8533
Three People 3671
Four People 3072
Five People 898
Six People 216
Seven People 46
8+ People 20
Total 23135

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 3928
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5152
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3818
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3145
Total 16043

Gender Back to Top

Male 26650
Female 27570
Total 54220

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 2907
5-7 1797
8-9 1075
10-14 3142
15 716
16-17 1353
18-19 1179
20-24 2709
25-29 2961
30-44 10708
45-59 11004
60-64 3828
65-74 5904
75-84 3483
85-89 948
90+ 506
Total 54220

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 13088
Married 22830
Divorced 4021
Separated 939
Widowed 3646
Same Sex 59
Total 44583

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 24263
Good 19222
Fair 7791
Bad 2323
Very Bad 621
Total 54220

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) 11710
Apprenticeship 1599
2+ A Levels 5512
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7587
1-4 GCSEs 5690
No GCSEs 10853
Other 1632
Total 44583

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 52175
Mixed Ethnicity 653
Indian 344
Pakistani 451
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 150
Other Asian 106
Black African 87
Black Caribbean 99
Other Black/African/Caribbean 28
Other 107
Total 54220

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 51518
Wales 535
Scotland 334
Northern Ireland 126
Republic of Ireland 194
European Union 482
Other 1031
Total 54220

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 42730
Republic of Ireland 169
Europe (including European Union) 334
African Countries 80
Middle East or Asia 183
North America or Caribbean 56
Central America 1
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 10806

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36858
No Religion 12500
Buddhist 117
Hindu 79
Jewish 28
Muslim 554
Sikh 231
Other Religion 222
Not Stated 3631
Total 54220

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 15745
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6128
Self Employed 3622
Unemployed 1613
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2579
Retired 6785
Looking After Home or Family 1269
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1396
Other 509
Total 39646

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 50
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 3082
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 276
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 185
Construction 2333
RetailInc. Wholesale 4335
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 868
Accommodation and Food 973
Information and Communication 764
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 845
Real Estate 373
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1556
Administration 1052
Public Administration and Defence 1745
Education 3185
HealthInc. Social Work 3464
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1141
Total 26237