Information about the M8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M8 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 1125
Semi-Detached 4648
Terraced 4445
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4134
Flat (Converted) 739
Residence in Commercial Building 100
Caravan/Park/Temporary 71
Total 15262

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2600
Owned with Mortgage 2901
Shared Ownership 125
Rented: From Council 1833
Rented: Other Social 2498
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4144
Rented: Other 227
Rent Free 271
Total 14599

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 5002
Two People 3536
Three People 2145
Four People 1655
Five People 1091
Six People 702
Seven People 259
8+ People 209
Total 14599

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 1608
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3460
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1762
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5327
Total 12157

Gender Back to Top

Male 20550
Female 19009
Total 39559

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 3901
5-7 1961
8-9 1125
10-14 2747
15 542
16-17 1043
18-19 1012
20-24 3320
25-29 4113
30-44 9356
45-59 5466
60-64 1416
65-74 1894
75-84 1213
85-89 297
90+ 153
Total 39559

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 12253
Married 12174
Divorced 2036
Separated 1135
Widowed 1585
Same Sex 100
Total 29283

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 18345
Good 12858
Fair 5276
Bad 2327
Very Bad 753
Total 39559

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) 6838
Apprenticeship 363
2+ A Levels 2827
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3653
1-4 GCSEs 3773
No GCSEs 8340
Other 3489
Total 29283

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17338
Mixed Ethnicity 1781
Indian 1379
Pakistani 10359
Bangladeshi 172
Chinese 703
Other Asian 2378
Black African 2240
Black Caribbean 537
Other Black/African/Caribbean 530
Other 2142
Total 39559

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23466
Wales 149
Scotland 358
Northern Ireland 226
Republic of Ireland 650
European Union 2466
Other 12244
Total 39559

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25978
Republic of Ireland 504
Europe (including European Union) 3005
African Countries 1326
Middle East or Asia 3899
North America or Caribbean 160
Central America 10
South America 44
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 5409

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13718
No Religion 4504
Buddhist 270
Hindu 519
Jewish 1760
Muslim 15685
Sikh 415
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 2580
Total 39559

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 7457
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3536
Self Employed 2124
Unemployed 1858
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4039
Retired 2228
Looking After Home or Family 2422
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2144
Other 1812
Total 27620

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 868
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 35
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 44
Construction 623
RetailInc. Wholesale 2786
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1029
Accommodation and Food 1362
Information and Communication 461
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 591
Real Estate 197
Professional, Scientific and Technical 736
Administration 1040
Public Administration and Defence 609
Education 1306
HealthInc. Social Work 1802
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 662
Total 14157