Information about the GU8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district GU8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about GU8 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 3680
Semi-Detached 2465
Terraced 997
Flat (Purpose-Built) 698
Flat (Converted) 183
Residence in Commercial Building 58
Caravan/Park/Temporary 113
Total 8194

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3034
Owned with Mortgage 2678
Shared Ownership 107
Rented: From Council 753
Rented: Other Social 167
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 686
Rented: Other 119
Rent Free 215
Total 7759

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 1906
Two People 2890
Three People 1172
Four People 1200
Five People 454
Six People 104
Seven People 27
8+ People 6
Total 7759

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 2192
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1541
C2 - Skilled manual workers 987
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 600
Total 5320

Gender Back to Top

Male 9728
Female 10090
Total 19818

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 1164
5-7 765
8-9 489
10-14 1476
15 316
16-17 549
18-19 396
20-24 655
25-29 691
30-44 3685
45-59 4395
60-64 1344
65-74 2038
75-84 1278
85-89 324
90+ 253
Total 19818

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 3676
Married 9245
Divorced 1244
Separated 312
Widowed 1109
Same Sex 22
Total 15608

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 10814
Good 6340
Fair 2023
Bad 481
Very Bad 160
Total 19818

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) 6206
Apprenticeship 444
2+ A Levels 1922
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2361
1-4 GCSEs 1602
No GCSEs 2408
Other 665
Total 15608

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19193
Mixed Ethnicity 232
Indian 68
Pakistani 21
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 77
Other Asian 90
Black African 54
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 38
Total 19818

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17162
Wales 250
Scotland 336
Northern Ireland 77
Republic of Ireland 100
European Union 632
Other 1261
Total 19818

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16853
Republic of Ireland 140
Europe (including European Union) 594
African Countries 122
Middle East or Asia 135
North America or Caribbean 206
Central America 8
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 213
None 1971

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13392
No Religion 4574
Buddhist 57
Hindu 35
Jewish 44
Muslim 82
Sikh 7
Other Religion 60
Not Stated 1567
Total 19818

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 4960
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1858
Self Employed 2443
Unemployed 272
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 950
Retired 2041
Looking After Home or Family 771
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 246
Other 212
Total 13753

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 146
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 443
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 33
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 27
Construction 783
RetailInc. Wholesale 1251
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 291
Accommodation and Food 400
Information and Communication 655
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 566
Real Estate 167
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1214
Administration 557
Public Administration and Defence 363
Education 1099
HealthInc. Social Work 933
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 611
Total 9559