Information about the KW8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district KW8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about KW8 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 261
Semi-Detached 185
Terraced 58
Flat (Purpose-Built) 13
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 530

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 214
Owned with Mortgage 71
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 83
Rented: Other Social 18
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 29
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 23
Total 445

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 188
Two People 165
Three People 39
Four People 39
Five People 11
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 445

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 29
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 67
C2 - Skilled manual workers 78
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 81
Total 255

Gender Back to Top

Male 412
Female 452
Total 864

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 29
5-7 24
8-9 16
10-14 36
15 10
16-17 15
18-19 9
20-24 34
25-29 27
30-44 107
45-59 227
60-64 74
65-74 128
75-84 97
85-89 26
90+ 5
Total 864

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 190
Married 367
Divorced 71
Separated 23
Widowed 96
Same Sex 2
Total 749

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 403
Good 260
Fair 133
Bad 50
Very Bad 18
Total 864

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) 146
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 59
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 104
1-4 GCSEs 178
No GCSEs 262
Total 749

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 863
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Total 864

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 200
Wales 8
Scotland 615
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 17
Other 16
Total 864

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 44
Other Christian 433
No Religion 296
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 86
Total 864

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 160
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 84
Self Employed 87
Unemployed 35
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 23
Retired 150
Looking After Home or Family 29
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 36
Other 17
Total 621

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 35
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 11
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 59
RetailInc. Wholesale 48
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 19
Accommodation and Food 30
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 10
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 42
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 16
Total 337