Information about the OL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district OL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about OL8 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 1169
Semi-Detached 5035
Terraced 8415
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1762
Flat (Converted) 117
Residence in Commercial Building 138
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 16638

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3775
Owned with Mortgage 4329
Shared Ownership 49
Rented: From Council 1452
Rented: Other Social 3530
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2184
Rented: Other 251
Rent Free 291
Total 15861

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 4717
Two People 4208
Three People 2629
Four People 1810
Five People 1161
Six People 746
Seven People 277
8+ People 313
Total 15861

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 971
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2817
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2576
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6181
Total 12545

Gender Back to Top

Male 21427
Female 22389
Total 43816

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 4000
5-7 2258
8-9 1417
10-14 3313
15 638
16-17 1323
18-19 1333
20-24 3366
25-29 3488
30-44 8782
45-59 7094
60-64 1826
65-74 2514
75-84 1712
85-89 499
90+ 253
Total 43816

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 11619
Married 13990
Divorced 2839
Separated 1272
Widowed 2428
Same Sex 42
Total 32190

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 18719
Good 14597
Fair 6805
Bad 2872
Very Bad 823
Total 43816

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) 4235
Apprenticeship 924
2+ A Levels 3166
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4666
1-4 GCSEs 4938
No GCSEs 11850
Other 2411
Total 32190

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25477
Mixed Ethnicity 893
Indian 703
Pakistani 11394
Bangladeshi 3397
Chinese 186
Other Asian 923
Black African 422
Black Caribbean 197
Other Black/African/Caribbean 62
Other 162
Total 43816

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34131
Wales 125
Scotland 285
Northern Ireland 131
Republic of Ireland 272
European Union 1053
Other 7819
Total 43816

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32210
Republic of Ireland 184
Europe (including European Union) 989
African Countries 148
Middle East or Asia 2174
North America or Caribbean 46
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 8427

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18944
No Religion 6325
Buddhist 64
Hindu 617
Jewish 19
Muslim 15380
Sikh 17
Other Religion 56
Not Stated 2394
Total 43816

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 8573
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4055
Self Employed 2104
Unemployed 2241
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3165
Retired 2957
Looking After Home or Family 2797
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2443
Other 1391
Total 29726

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 2
Manufacturing 1958
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 65
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 116
Construction 905
RetailInc. Wholesale 3412
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1254
Accommodation and Food 1105
Information and Communication 277
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 372
Real Estate 185
Professional, Scientific and Technical 470
Administration 884
Public Administration and Defence 564
Education 1225
HealthInc. Social Work 1987
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 542
Total 15337