Information about the L8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L8 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 880
Semi-Detached 3026
Terraced 6820
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5537
Flat (Converted) 3077
Residence in Commercial Building 234
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 19584

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1622
Owned with Mortgage 1667
Shared Ownership 163
Rented: From Council 1248
Rented: Other Social 7837
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4767
Rented: Other 385
Rent Free 296
Total 17985

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 9118
Two People 4615
Three People 2003
Four People 1217
Five People 576
Six People 283
Seven People 83
8+ People 90
Total 17985

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 2115
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5090
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1792
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6163
Total 15160

Gender Back to Top

Male 18804
Female 17400
Total 36204

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 2413
5-7 1168
8-9 719
10-14 1937
15 399
16-17 783
18-19 1241
20-24 4465
25-29 3837
30-44 8269
45-59 5582
60-64 1508
65-74 2135
75-84 1354
85-89 250
90+ 144
Total 36204

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 17323
Married 6665
Divorced 2670
Separated 1190
Widowed 1652
Same Sex 68
Total 29568

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 16193
Good 10887
Fair 5266
Bad 2905
Very Bad 953
Total 36204

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) 7181
Apprenticeship 343
2+ A Levels 4014
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3345
1-4 GCSEs 3281
No GCSEs 9462
Other 1942
Total 29568

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 23377
Mixed Ethnicity 2671
Indian 388
Pakistani 350
Bangladeshi 266
Chinese 1142
Other Asian 623
Black African 2450
Black Caribbean 394
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1127
Other 3416
Total 36204

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26361
Wales 343
Scotland 239
Northern Ireland 396
Republic of Ireland 304
European Union 1266
Other 7295
Total 36204

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24958
Republic of Ireland 379
Europe (including European Union) 1516
African Countries 775
Middle East or Asia 1767
North America or Caribbean 198
Central America 12
South America 44
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 65
None 6832

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19182
No Religion 7396
Buddhist 317
Hindu 258
Jewish 57
Muslim 6128
Sikh 53
Other Religion 180
Not Stated 2633
Total 36204

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 6971
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3047
Self Employed 1535
Unemployed 2660
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5353
Retired 2486
Looking After Home or Family 1432
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3049
Other 1287
Total 27820

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 605
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 24
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 561
RetailInc. Wholesale 1843
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 571
Accommodation and Food 1556
Information and Communication 422
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 302
Real Estate 246
Professional, Scientific and Technical 658
Administration 727
Public Administration and Defence 654
Education 1553
HealthInc. Social Work 2089
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 891
Total 12775