Information about the IP8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district IP8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about IP8 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 2454
Semi-Detached 1693
Terraced 885
Flat (Purpose-Built) 337
Flat (Converted) 31
Residence in Commercial Building 23
Caravan/Park/Temporary 41
Total 5464

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1963
Owned with Mortgage 2016
Shared Ownership 20
Rented: From Council 335
Rented: Other Social 217
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 603
Rented: Other 96
Rent Free 64
Total 5314

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 1519
Two People 2116
Three People 777
Four People 655
Five People 187
Six People 48
Seven People 8
8+ People 4
Total 5314

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 910
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1318
C2 - Skilled manual workers 870
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 727
Total 3825

Gender Back to Top

Male 5999
Female 6125
Total 12124

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
0-4 633
5-7 368
8-9 232
10-14 665
15 155
16-17 282
18-19 222
20-24 586
25-29 636
30-44 2470
45-59 2619
60-64 950
65-74 1294
75-84 749
85-89 170
90+ 93
Total 12124

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 2704
Married 5485
Divorced 966
Separated 229
Widowed 663
Same Sex 24
Total 10071

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 5864
Good 4271
Fair 1497
Bad 395
Very Bad 97
Total 12124

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) 2577
Apprenticeship 439
2+ A Levels 1292
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1819
1-4 GCSEs 1355
No GCSEs 2209
Other 380
Total 10071

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11708
Mixed Ethnicity 208
Indian 37
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 14
Chinese 19
Other Asian 34
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 30
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 26
Total 12124

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11295
Wales 72
Scotland 161
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 34
European Union 201
Other 329
Total 12124

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9810
Republic of Ireland 33
Europe (including European Union) 142
African Countries 25
Middle East or Asia 31
North America or Caribbean 52
Central America 3
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 2070

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7574
No Religion 3570
Buddhist 31
Hindu 24
Jewish 11
Muslim 56
Sikh 0
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 817
Total 12124

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 3822
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1435
Self Employed 1015
Unemployed 237
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 431
Retired 1493
Looking After Home or Family 314
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 191
Other 121
Total 9059

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 115
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 514
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 49
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 59
Construction 567
RetailInc. Wholesale 1028
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 405
Accommodation and Food 270
Information and Communication 260
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 451
Real Estate 90
Professional, Scientific and Technical 365
Administration 282
Public Administration and Defence 491
Education 545
HealthInc. Social Work 670
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 259
Total 6425