Information about the EH8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EH8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EH8 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 410
Semi-Detached 826
Terraced 1256
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9502
Flat (Converted) 159
Residence in Commercial Building 96
Total 12249

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2600
Owned with Mortgage 3023
Shared Ownership 103
Rented: From Council 1126
Rented: Other Social 1047
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3528
Rented: Other 351
Rent Free 121
Total 11899

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 5021
Two People 3918
Three People 1557
Four People 990
Five People 361
Six People 27
Seven People 19
8+ People 6
Total 11899

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 2195
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4466
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1070
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2001
Total 9732

Gender Back to Top

Male 12172
Female 12889
Total 25061

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
0-4 991
5-7 440
8-9 239
10-14 706
15 154
16-17 371
18-19 1450
20-24 4884
25-29 2952
30-44 5156
45-59 3756
60-64 1008
65-74 1459
75-84 1097
85-89 294
90+ 104
Total 25061

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 13581
Married 5715
Divorced 1593
Separated 480
Widowed 1084
Same Sex 78
Total 22531

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 14316
Good 7248
Fair 2374
Bad 833
Very Bad 290
Total 25061

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) 8786
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1617
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4928
1-4 GCSEs 3785
No GCSEs 3415
Total 22531

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22005
Mixed Ethnicity 309
Indian 420
Pakistani 452
Bangladeshi 70
Chinese 870
Other Asian 441
Black African 213
Black Caribbean 33
Other Black/African/Caribbean 31
Other 25
Total 24869

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3364
Wales 122
Scotland 15353
Northern Ireland 322
Republic of Ireland 271
European Union 2224
Other 3405
Total 25061

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 3197
Other Christian 6282
No Religion 11949
Buddhist 231
Hindu 226
Jewish 92
Muslim 896
Sikh 87
Other Religion 139
Not Stated 1962
Total 25,061

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 6906
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1879
Self Employed 1153
Unemployed 787
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6820
Retired 1803
Looking After Home or Family 519
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 845
Other 324
Total 21036

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 311
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 67
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 47
Construction 488
RetailInc. Wholesale 1408
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 402
Accommodation and Food 1182
Information and Communication 458
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1000
Real Estate 144
Professional, Scientific and Technical 897
Administration 491
Public Administration and Defence 810
Education 1294
HealthInc. Social Work 1606
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 777
Total 11424