Information about the LA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LA8 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 2646
Semi-Detached 1529
Terraced 1018
Flat (Purpose-Built) 264
Flat (Converted) 201
Residence in Commercial Building 55
Caravan/Park/Temporary 46
Total 5759

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2556
Owned with Mortgage 1366
Shared Ownership 30
Rented: From Council 134
Rented: Other Social 113
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 668
Rented: Other 92
Rent Free 103
Total 5062

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 1369
Two People 2211
Three People 615
Four People 587
Five People 199
Six People 59
Seven People 14
8+ People 8
Total 5062

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 1035
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 875
C2 - Skilled manual workers 905
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 495
Total 3310

Gender Back to Top

Male 5796
Female 5915
Total 11711

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
0-4 467
5-7 296
8-9 249
10-14 662
15 148
16-17 282
18-19 209
20-24 410
25-29 343
30-44 1867
45-59 2850
60-64 1115
65-74 1598
75-84 908
85-89 203
90+ 104
Total 11711

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 2285
Married 5904
Divorced 794
Separated 146
Widowed 730
Same Sex 30
Total 9889

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 5835
Good 4074
Fair 1378
Bad 335
Very Bad 89
Total 11711

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) 3777
Apprenticeship 427
2+ A Levels 1114
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1522
1-4 GCSEs 1098
No GCSEs 1623
Other 328
Total 9889

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11595
Mixed Ethnicity 60
Indian 10
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 8
Other Asian 13
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 11711

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10894
Wales 88
Scotland 240
Northern Ireland 44
Republic of Ireland 29
European Union 167
Other 249
Total 11711

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9630
Republic of Ireland 27
Europe (including European Union) 146
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 18
North America or Caribbean 53
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 38
None 1855

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7959
No Religion 2711
Buddhist 40
Hindu 1
Jewish 10
Muslim 10
Sikh 0
Other Religion 32
Not Stated 948
Total 11711

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 2741
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1286
Self Employed 1781
Unemployed 139
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 433
Retired 1833
Looking After Home or Family 206
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 154
Other 101
Total 8674

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 488
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 455
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 20
Construction 519
RetailInc. Wholesale 923
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 160
Accommodation and Food 541
Information and Communication 116
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 107
Real Estate 95
Professional, Scientific and Technical 384
Administration 215
Public Administration and Defence 237
Education 720
HealthInc. Social Work 663
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 323
Total 6002