Information about the KT8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district KT8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about KT8 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 1980
Semi-Detached 2911
Terraced 2206
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1607
Flat (Converted) 315
Residence in Commercial Building 181
Caravan/Park/Temporary 79
Total 9279

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3065
Owned with Mortgage 3589
Shared Ownership 58
Rented: From Council 221
Rented: Other Social 679
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1138
Rented: Other 110
Rent Free 91
Total 8951

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 2647
Two People 2996
Three People 1359
Four People 1404
Five People 410
Six People 105
Seven People 19
8+ People 11
Total 8951

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 2313
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2260
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1071
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 957
Total 6601

Gender Back to Top

Male 10318
Female 11019
Total 21337

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 1390
5-7 766
8-9 475
10-14 1228
15 240
16-17 517
18-19 377
20-24 948
25-29 1152
30-44 4743
45-59 4551
60-64 1431
65-74 1877
75-84 1179
85-89 305
90+ 158
Total 21337

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 5338
Married 8644
Divorced 1701
Separated 432
Widowed 1063
Same Sex 60
Total 17238

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 11273
Good 7042
Fair 2230
Bad 635
Very Bad 157
Total 21337

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) 6604
Apprenticeship 461
2+ A Levels 1973
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2551
1-4 GCSEs 1956
No GCSEs 2703
Other 990
Total 17238

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19378
Mixed Ethnicity 522
Indian 327
Pakistani 91
Bangladeshi 208
Chinese 178
Other Asian 324
Black African 93
Black Caribbean 50
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 152
Total 21337

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17282
Wales 282
Scotland 332
Northern Ireland 125
Republic of Ireland 255
European Union 1005
Other 2056
Total 21337

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17570
Republic of Ireland 351
Europe (including European Union) 1101
African Countries 260
Middle East or Asia 266
North America or Caribbean 155
Central America 5
South America 57
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 193
None 1865

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13039
No Religion 5495
Buddhist 139
Hindu 199
Jewish 100
Muslim 496
Sikh 126
Other Religion 75
Not Stated 1668
Total 21337

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 6488
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2012
Self Employed 2341
Unemployed 471
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1041
Retired 1890
Looking After Home or Family 725
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 356
Other 272
Total 15596

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 557
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 63
Construction 768
RetailInc. Wholesale 1485
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 567
Accommodation and Food 416
Information and Communication 848
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 560
Real Estate 195
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1285
Administration 656
Public Administration and Defence 608
Education 1196
HealthInc. Social Work 1023
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 822
Total 11127