Information about the NE8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NE8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NE8 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 810
Semi-Detached 3421
Terraced 5181
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7650
Flat (Converted) 1360
Residence in Commercial Building 160
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 18590

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2337
Owned with Mortgage 4089
Shared Ownership 88
Rented: From Council 4038
Rented: Other Social 1754
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4508
Rented: Other 310
Rent Free 189
Total 17313

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 7047
Two People 5618
Three People 2325
Four People 1438
Five People 488
Six People 183
Seven People 74
8+ People 140
Total 17313

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 2637
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4021
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2411
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5237
Total 14306

Gender Back to Top

Male 19442
Female 18234
Total 37676

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 2629
5-7 1212
8-9 697
10-14 1736
15 402
16-17 972
18-19 1272
20-24 3357
25-29 4371
30-44 8589
45-59 6369
60-64 1793
65-74 2254
75-84 1517
85-89 326
90+ 180
Total 37676

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 15355
Married 9783
Divorced 3035
Separated 898
Widowed 1797
Same Sex 132
Total 31000

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 16807
Good 12400
Fair 5357
Bad 2381
Very Bad 731
Total 37676

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) 7454
Apprenticeship 1011
2+ A Levels 3254
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4381
1-4 GCSEs 4278
No GCSEs 8867
Other 1755
Total 31000

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33887
Mixed Ethnicity 557
Indian 373
Pakistani 310
Bangladeshi 137
Chinese 639
Other Asian 433
Black African 540
Black Caribbean 45
Other Black/African/Caribbean 32
Other 723
Total 37676

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31717
Wales 119
Scotland 582
Northern Ireland 166
Republic of Ireland 142
European Union 1687
Other 3263
Total 37676

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25727
Republic of Ireland 154
Europe (including European Union) 1742
African Countries 301
Middle East or Asia 1038
North America or Caribbean 220
Central America 3
South America 27
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 53
None 8724

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20284
No Religion 10400
Buddhist 158
Hindu 240
Jewish 2792
Muslim 1195
Sikh 131
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 2349
Total 37676

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 11326
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3689
Self Employed 1577
Unemployed 1977
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3275
Retired 2801
Looking After Home or Family 1250
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2199
Other 883
Total 28977

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 35
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 1574
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 155
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 78
Construction 998
RetailInc. Wholesale 2656
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 820
Accommodation and Food 1281
Information and Communication 737
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 499
Real Estate 277
Professional, Scientific and Technical 960
Administration 992
Public Administration and Defence 1119
Education 1732
HealthInc. Social Work 2411
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 881
Total 17221