Information about the GL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GL8 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 1677
Semi-Detached 1380
Terraced 871
Flat (Purpose-Built) 277
Flat (Converted) 104
Residence in Commercial Building 95
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 4411

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1540
Owned with Mortgage 1198
Shared Ownership 50
Rented: From Council 82
Rented: Other Social 507
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 493
Rented: Other 81
Rent Free 144
Total 4095

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 1116
Two People 1641
Three People 576
Four People 543
Five People 164
Six People 37
Seven People 15
8+ People 3
Total 4095

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 920
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 794
C2 - Skilled manual workers 613
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 492
Total 2819

Gender Back to Top

Male 4630
Female 4943
Total 9573

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
0-4 534
5-7 308
8-9 219
10-14 516
15 85
16-17 226
18-19 169
20-24 388
25-29 412
30-44 1787
45-59 2153
60-64 807
65-74 1087
75-84 621
85-89 163
90+ 98
Total 9573

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 1944
Married 4534
Divorced 673
Separated 166
Widowed 581
Same Sex 13
Total 7911

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 4694
Good 3418
Fair 1096
Bad 285
Very Bad 80
Total 9573

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) 2711
Apprenticeship 306
2+ A Levels 875
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1276
1-4 GCSEs 947
No GCSEs 1449
Other 347
Total 7911

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9369
Mixed Ethnicity 92
Indian 18
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 7
Other Asian 58
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 5
Other 9
Total 9573

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8456
Wales 236
Scotland 171
Northern Ireland 49
Republic of Ireland 35
European Union 223
Other 403
Total 9573

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7654
Republic of Ireland 41
Europe (including European Union) 180
African Countries 28
Middle East or Asia 54
North America or Caribbean 75
Central America 0
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 1582

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6472
No Religion 2311
Buddhist 27
Hindu 7
Jewish 11
Muslim 20
Sikh 0
Other Religion 36
Not Stated 689
Total 9573

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 2565
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1103
Self Employed 1188
Unemployed 163
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 363
Retired 1100
Looking After Home or Family 277
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 172
Other 98
Total 7029

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 212
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 476
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 20
Construction 416
RetailInc. Wholesale 691
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 146
Accommodation and Food 308
Information and Communication 218
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 164
Real Estate 96
Professional, Scientific and Technical 477
Administration 217
Public Administration and Defence 182
Education 494
HealthInc. Social Work 517
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 281
Total 4967