Information about the IG8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IG8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IG8 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 1989
Semi-Detached 5392
Terraced 4136
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4764
Flat (Converted) 704
Residence in Commercial Building 233
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 17225

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5420
Owned with Mortgage 6410
Shared Ownership 84
Rented: From Council 1644
Rented: Other Social 683
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2182
Rented: Other 163
Rent Free 188
Total 16774

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 4749
Two People 5079
Three People 2830
Four People 2658
Five People 1020
Six People 337
Seven People 63
8+ People 38
Total 16774

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 4022
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4448
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1955
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2221
Total 12646

Gender Back to Top

Male 20508
Female 21601
Total 42109

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 2785
5-7 1547
8-9 1035
10-14 2652
15 537
16-17 1110
18-19 924
20-24 2337
25-29 2603
30-44 9279
45-59 8635
60-64 2435
65-74 3167
75-84 2128
85-89 612
90+ 323
Total 42109

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 11239
Married 16766
Divorced 2471
Separated 908
Widowed 2087
Same Sex 82
Total 33553

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 21351
Good 14262
Fair 4699
Bad 1404
Very Bad 393
Total 42109

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) 11510
Apprenticeship 842
2+ A Levels 3716
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4907
1-4 GCSEs 4443
No GCSEs 5897
Other 2238
Total 33553

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29949
Mixed Ethnicity 2055
Indian 2365
Pakistani 1439
Bangladeshi 686
Chinese 566
Other Asian 1284
Black African 1409
Black Caribbean 1207
Other Black/African/Caribbean 387
Other 762
Total 42109

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32347
Wales 260
Scotland 350
Northern Ireland 130
Republic of Ireland 582
European Union 1993
Other 6447
Total 42109

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34969
Republic of Ireland 686
Europe (including European Union) 2269
African Countries 747
Middle East or Asia 1038
North America or Caribbean 315
Central America 6
South America 90
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 205
None 2756

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23277
No Religion 7591
Buddhist 246
Hindu 1770
Jewish 1784
Muslim 3695
Sikh 595
Other Religion 162
Not Stated 2989
Total 42109

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 12125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3710
Self Employed 4289
Unemployed 1287
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2553
Retired 3552
Looking After Home or Family 1496
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 792
Other 686
Total 30490

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 9
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 680
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 67
Construction 1733
RetailInc. Wholesale 2584
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1044
Accommodation and Food 862
Information and Communication 1051
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2041
Real Estate 467
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1975
Administration 1056
Public Administration and Defence 1176
Education 2606
HealthInc. Social Work 2283
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1088
Total 20769