Information about the KA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district KA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about KA8 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 525
Semi-Detached 2647
Terraced 1693
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4964
Flat (Converted) 90
Residence in Commercial Building 67
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 9989

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2091
Owned with Mortgage 2675
Shared Ownership 20
Rented: From Council 3090
Rented: Other Social 412
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1045
Rented: Other 91
Rent Free 85
Total 9509

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 3974
Two People 3011
Three People 1328
Four People 820
Five People 290
Six People 65
Seven People 16
8+ People 5
Total 9509

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 571
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1804
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1593
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3016
Total 6984

Gender Back to Top

Male 9247
Female 10207
Total 19454

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 1152
5-7 552
8-9 354
10-14 1018
15 205
16-17 479
18-19 521
20-24 1442
25-29 1326
30-44 3701
45-59 4026
60-64 1196
65-74 1832
75-84 1250
85-89 288
90+ 112
Total 19454

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 6302
Married 5954
Divorced 1736
Separated 680
Widowed 1466
Same Sex 35
Total 16173

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 8880
Good 5950
Fair 3018
Bad 1221
Very Bad 385
Total 19454

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) 2306
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1513
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2109
1-4 GCSEs 4048
No GCSEs 6197
Total 16173

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19235
Mixed Ethnicity 39
Indian 43
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 64
Other Asian 25
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 19446

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1043
Wales 33
Scotland 17637
Northern Ireland 138
Republic of Ireland 49
European Union 287
Other 267
Total 19454

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2207
Other Christian 7848
No Religion 7782
Buddhist 32
Hindu 25
Jewish 6
Muslim 32
Sikh 18
Other Religion 63
Not Stated 1441
Total 19,454

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 4793
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2308
Self Employed 624
Unemployed 1123
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1077
Retired 2304
Looking After Home or Family 626
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1286
Other 382
Total 14523

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 68
Mining/Quarrying 32
Manufacturing 650
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 58
Construction 538
RetailInc. Wholesale 1637
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 515
Accommodation and Food 752
Information and Communication 113
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 163
Real Estate 58
Professional, Scientific and Technical 189
Administration 370
Public Administration and Defence 475
Education 489
HealthInc. Social Work 1510
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 447
Total 8096