Information about the FK8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district FK8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about FK8 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 2105
Semi-Detached 1756
Terraced 762
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3735
Flat (Converted) 431
Residence in Commercial Building 128
Caravan/Park/Temporary 23
Total 8940

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2422
Owned with Mortgage 2143
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 1389
Rented: Other Social 593
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1666
Rented: Other 167
Rent Free 144
Total 8567

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 3008
Two People 3040
Three People 1254
Four People 886
Five People 307
Six People 55
Seven People 10
8+ People 7
Total 8567

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 1632
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2306
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1094
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1478
Total 6510

Gender Back to Top

Male 9234
Female 9820
Total 19054

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
0-4 854
5-7 509
8-9 336
10-14 975
15 213
16-17 400
18-19 652
20-24 2512
25-29 1322
30-44 3335
45-59 3728
60-64 1134
65-74 1610
75-84 1051
85-89 262
90+ 161
Total 19054

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 6971
Married 6443
Divorced 1152
Separated 459
Widowed 1120
Same Sex 22
Total 16167

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 10530
Good 5636
Fair 2036
Bad 639
Very Bad 213
Total 19054

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) 6099
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1287
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2862
1-4 GCSEs 2810
No GCSEs 3109
Total 16167

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18066
Mixed Ethnicity 91
Indian 141
Pakistani 76
Bangladeshi 14
Chinese 417
Other Asian 140
Black African 38
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 2
Total 18999

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2499
Wales 69
Scotland 14177
Northern Ireland 255
Republic of Ireland 100
European Union 745
Other 1209
Total 19054

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2359
Other Christian 6954
No Religion 7882
Buddhist 97
Hindu 110
Jewish 16
Muslim 173
Sikh 12
Other Religion 64
Not Stated 1387
Total 19,054

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 4795
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1673
Self Employed 1423
Unemployed 632
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2868
Retired 1872
Looking After Home or Family 464
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 684
Other 282
Total 14693

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 273
Mining/Quarrying 37
Manufacturing 459
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 58
Construction 620
RetailInc. Wholesale 1349
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 262
Accommodation and Food 955
Information and Communication 261
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 403
Real Estate 110
Professional, Scientific and Technical 460
Administration 382
Public Administration and Defence 556
Education 960
HealthInc. Social Work 1146
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 565
Total 8897