Information about the HS8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district HS8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about HS8 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 723
Semi-Detached 174
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28
Flat (Converted) 6
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 970

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 393
Owned with Mortgage 202
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 171
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 48
Rented: Other 17
Rent Free 21
Total 854

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 304
Two People 301
Three People 103
Four People 93
Five People 36
Six People 12
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 854

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 98
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 141
C2 - Skilled manual workers 216
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 152
Total 607

Gender Back to Top

Male 966
Female 931
Total 1897

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
0-4 101
5-7 65
8-9 45
10-14 112
15 38
16-17 43
18-19 39
20-24 78
25-29 61
30-44 325
45-59 456
60-64 172
65-74 199
75-84 136
85-89 16
90+ 11
Total 1897

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 519
Married 757
Divorced 85
Separated 39
Widowed 134
Same Sex 2
Total 1536

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 1001
Good 562
Fair 262
Bad 53
Very Bad 19
Total 1897

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) 370
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 97
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 200
1-4 GCSEs 336
No GCSEs 533
Total 1536

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1886
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 1
Pakistani 1
Other Asian 4
Total 1897

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 227
Wales 14
Scotland 1621
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 12
Other 18
Total 1897

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 1235
Other Christian 331
No Religion 233
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 90
Total 1,897

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 552
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 179
Self Employed 156
Unemployed 63
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 63
Retired 232
Looking After Home or Family 36
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 59
Other 33
Total 1373

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 95
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 20
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 9
Construction 118
RetailInc. Wholesale 85
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 80
Accommodation and Food 63
Information and Communication 8
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 44
Administration 20
Public Administration and Defence 47
Education 96
HealthInc. Social Work 143
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 30
Total 897