Information about the HP8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HP8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HP8 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 2246
Semi-Detached 775
Terraced 382
Flat (Purpose-Built) 334
Flat (Converted) 55
Residence in Commercial Building 95
Caravan/Park/Temporary 17
Total 3904

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1733
Owned with Mortgage 1318
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 48
Rented: Other Social 239
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 312
Rented: Other 18
Rent Free 50
Total 3745

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 862
Two People 1401
Three People 547
Four People 643
Five People 227
Six People 49
Seven People 6
8+ People 10
Total 3745

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 1182
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 735
C2 - Skilled manual workers 333
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 209
Total 2459

Gender Back to Top

Male 4590
Female 4893
Total 9483

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
0-4 493
5-7 404
8-9 297
10-14 691
15 132
16-17 246
18-19 143
20-24 324
25-29 322
30-44 1599
45-59 2142
60-64 669
65-74 1014
75-84 728
85-89 193
90+ 86
Total 9483

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 1630
Married 4660
Divorced 475
Separated 116
Widowed 571
Same Sex 14
Total 7466

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 5347
Good 3047
Fair 839
Bad 195
Very Bad 55
Total 9483

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) 3388
Apprenticeship 213
2+ A Levels 792
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1164
1-4 GCSEs 675
No GCSEs 910
Other 324
Total 7466

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8720
Mixed Ethnicity 231
Indian 276
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 54
Other Asian 103
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 24
Total 9483

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7971
Wales 125
Scotland 182
Northern Ireland 36
Republic of Ireland 87
European Union 341
Other 741
Total 9483

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8328
Republic of Ireland 115
Europe (including European Union) 309
African Countries 49
Middle East or Asia 70
North America or Caribbean 107
Central America 5
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 77
None 632

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6308
No Religion 2054
Buddhist 29
Hindu 181
Jewish 64
Muslim 61
Sikh 53
Other Religion 30
Not Stated 703
Total 9483

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 2345
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 837
Self Employed 1070
Unemployed 147
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 426
Retired 1091
Looking After Home or Family 382
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 75
Other 86
Total 6459

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 26
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 275
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 12
Construction 324
RetailInc. Wholesale 574
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 162
Accommodation and Food 164
Information and Communication 387
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 274
Real Estate 113
Professional, Scientific and Technical 572
Administration 205
Public Administration and Defence 137
Education 468
HealthInc. Social Work 428
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 226
Total 4378