Information about the MK8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district MK8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about MK8 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 2444
Semi-Detached 1733
Terraced 729
Flat (Purpose-Built) 719
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 17
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 5689

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 967
Owned with Mortgage 2162
Shared Ownership 832
Rented: From Council 172
Rented: Other Social 376
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 965
Rented: Other 74
Rent Free 36
Total 5584

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 1345
Two People 1801
Three People 1030
Four People 971
Five People 319
Six People 82
Seven People 22
8+ People 14
Total 5584

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 1439
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1675
C2 - Skilled manual workers 807
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 912
Total 4833

Gender Back to Top

Male 7163
Female 7295
Total 14458

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 1086
5-7 599
8-9 392
10-14 977
15 216
16-17 418
18-19 354
20-24 804
25-29 1069
30-44 3614
45-59 3099
60-64 701
65-74 684
75-84 341
85-89 77
90+ 27
Total 14458

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 3713
Married 5651
Divorced 1034
Separated 338
Widowed 436
Same Sex 16
Total 11188

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 7710
Good 4938
Fair 1319
Bad 373
Very Bad 118
Total 14458

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) 3616
Apprenticeship 366
2+ A Levels 1404
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1995
1-4 GCSEs 1639
No GCSEs 1510
Other 658
Total 11188

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11165
Mixed Ethnicity 557
Indian 941
Pakistani 262
Bangladeshi 51
Chinese 187
Other Asian 358
Black African 573
Black Caribbean 167
Other Black/African/Caribbean 64
Other 133
Total 14458

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11126
Wales 133
Scotland 283
Northern Ireland 50
Republic of Ireland 100
European Union 641
Other 2125
Total 14458

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11321
Republic of Ireland 111
Europe (including European Union) 735
African Countries 342
Middle East or Asia 506
North America or Caribbean 76
Central America 3
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 1567

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7238
No Religion 4480
Buddhist 71
Hindu 721
Jewish 51
Muslim 717
Sikh 167
Other Religion 60
Not Stated 953
Total 14458

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 5220
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1437
Self Employed 996
Unemployed 457
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 843
Retired 845
Looking After Home or Family 419
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 361
Other 165
Total 10743

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 14
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 636
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 50
Construction 405
RetailInc. Wholesale 1578
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 454
Accommodation and Food 301
Information and Communication 650
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 511
Real Estate 90
Professional, Scientific and Technical 604
Administration 361
Public Administration and Defence 383
Education 842
HealthInc. Social Work 748
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 306
Total 7956