Information about the KY8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district KY8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about KY8 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 2862
Semi-Detached 5162
Terraced 3392
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5307
Flat (Converted) 305
Residence in Commercial Building 143
Caravan/Park/Temporary 22
Total 17193

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4671
Owned with Mortgage 4705
Shared Ownership 38
Rented: From Council 3795
Rented: Other Social 1171
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1331
Rented: Other 152
Rent Free 199
Total 16062

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 5695
Two People 5653
Three People 2441
Four People 1588
Five People 514
Six People 117
Seven People 35
8+ People 19
Total 16062

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 1013
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2782
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3038
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4562
Total 11395

Gender Back to Top

Male 16645
Female 18059
Total 34704

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 1920
5-7 1072
8-9 646
10-14 2006
15 435
16-17 866
18-19 808
20-24 1956
25-29 1909
30-44 6232
45-59 7620
60-64 2415
65-74 3677
75-84 2277
85-89 585
90+ 280
Total 34704

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 8872
Married 13025
Divorced 2987
Separated 976
Widowed 2696
Same Sex 69
Total 28625

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 16026
Good 10574
Fair 5508
Bad 2022
Very Bad 574
Total 34704

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) 4342
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 2920
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3558
1-4 GCSEs 7698
No GCSEs 10107
Total 28625

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34220
Mixed Ethnicity 82
Indian 45
Pakistani 166
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 47
Other Asian 42
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 1
Total 34670

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2083
Wales 82
Scotland 31519
Northern Ireland 105
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 344
Other 514
Total 34704

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2109
Other Christian 13349
No Religion 16691
Buddhist 37
Hindu 22
Jewish 19
Muslim 223
Sikh 22
Other Religion 123
Not Stated 2109
Total 34,704

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 8994
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3655
Self Employed 1443
Unemployed 1715
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1607
Retired 4612
Looking After Home or Family 1091
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1785
Other 581
Total 25483

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 367
Mining/Quarrying 120
Manufacturing 2035
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 98
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 135
Construction 1332
RetailInc. Wholesale 2196
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 629
Accommodation and Food 778
Information and Communication 253
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 281
Real Estate 129
Professional, Scientific and Technical 464
Administration 555
Public Administration and Defence 930
Education 977
HealthInc. Social Work 2487
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 766
Total 14532