Information about the EX8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EX8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EX8 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 4687
Semi-Detached 4457
Terraced 3992
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2540
Flat (Converted) 1536
Residence in Commercial Building 257
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 17489

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6505
Owned with Mortgage 5136
Shared Ownership 87
Rented: From Council 1159
Rented: Other Social 548
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2382
Rented: Other 369
Rent Free 210
Total 16396

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 5217
Two People 6308
Three People 2274
Four People 1817
Five People 544
Six People 188
Seven People 31
8+ People 17
Total 16396

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 2033
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3488
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2549
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2552
Total 10622

Gender Back to Top

Male 18237
Female 19422
Total 37659

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 1989
5-7 1099
8-9 636
10-14 1936
15 452
16-17 906
18-19 970
20-24 2222
25-29 1949
30-44 6515
45-59 7335
60-64 2722
65-74 4252
75-84 3074
85-89 980
90+ 622
Total 37659

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 9020
Married 15468
Divorced 3453
Separated 730
Widowed 2830
Same Sex 46
Total 31547

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 16907
Good 13224
Fair 5434
Bad 1597
Very Bad 497
Total 37659

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) 8266
Apprenticeship 1284
2+ A Levels 3809
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5614
1-4 GCSEs 4565
No GCSEs 6594
Other 1415
Total 31547

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 37005
Mixed Ethnicity 286
Indian 72
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 68
Other Asian 110
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 29
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 40
Total 37659

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34135
Wales 653
Scotland 700
Northern Ireland 182
Republic of Ireland 168
European Union 829
Other 992
Total 37659

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29829
Republic of Ireland 128
Europe (including European Union) 534
African Countries 73
Middle East or Asia 184
North America or Caribbean 106
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 96
None 6898

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23842
No Religion 10423
Buddhist 110
Hindu 18
Jewish 27
Muslim 65
Sikh 3
Other Religion 183
Not Stated 2988
Total 37659

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 9844
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4574
Self Employed 2922
Unemployed 758
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1406
Retired 5098
Looking After Home or Family 885
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1007
Other 377
Total 26871

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 136
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 809
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 191
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 178
Construction 1406
RetailInc. Wholesale 2758
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 706
Accommodation and Food 1324
Information and Communication 409
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 444
Real Estate 255
Professional, Scientific and Technical 853
Administration 781
Public Administration and Defence 2313
Education 1655
HealthInc. Social Work 2725
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 888
Total 17850