Information about the NP8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NP8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NP8 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 1595
Semi-Detached 666
Terraced 393
Flat (Purpose-Built) 161
Flat (Converted) 49
Residence in Commercial Building 79
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 2946

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1187
Owned with Mortgage 671
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 174
Rented: Other Social 157
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 293
Rented: Other 74
Rent Free 49
Total 2617

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 793
Two People 1057
Three People 350
Four People 229
Five People 139
Six People 34
Seven People 13
8+ People 2
Total 2617

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 511
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 502
C2 - Skilled manual workers 374
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 271
Total 1658

Gender Back to Top

Male 2912
Female 3057
Total 5969

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
0-4 238
5-7 147
8-9 134
10-14 346
15 78
16-17 139
18-19 94
20-24 242
25-29 223
30-44 843
45-59 1407
60-64 585
65-74 852
75-84 455
85-89 135
90+ 51
Total 5969

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 1170
Married 2833
Divorced 461
Separated 89
Widowed 465
Same Sex 8
Total 5026

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 2867
Good 1929
Fair 815
Bad 265
Very Bad 93
Total 5969

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) 2013
Apprenticeship 171
2+ A Levels 505
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 725
1-4 GCSEs 531
No GCSEs 908
Other 173
Total 5026

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 553
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 414
No Welsh Skills 5002
Total 5969

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5784
Mixed Ethnicity 39
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 14
Other Asian 113
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 5969

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1926
Wales 3549
Scotland 63
Northern Ireland 28
Republic of Ireland 24
European Union 131
Other 248
Total 5969

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4764
Republic of Ireland 24
Europe (including European Union) 78
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 74
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 40
None 1016

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3723
No Religion 1658
Buddhist 31
Hindu 19
Jewish 7
Muslim 20
Sikh 1
Other Religion 25
Not Stated 485
Total 5969

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 1394
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 553
Self Employed 719
Unemployed 134
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 252
Retired 968
Looking After Home or Family 126
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 161
Other 78
Total 4385

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 147
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 182
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 12
Construction 220
RetailInc. Wholesale 294
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 63
Accommodation and Food 255
Information and Communication 54
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 52
Real Estate 42
Professional, Scientific and Technical 217
Administration 105
Public Administration and Defence 224
Education 320
HealthInc. Social Work 403
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 133
Total 2729