Information about the PA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PA8 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 1490
Semi-Detached 1299
Terraced 2848
Flat (Purpose-Built) 726
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 6377

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1678
Owned with Mortgage 3378
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 87
Rented: Other Social 801
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 264
Rented: Other 40
Rent Free 21
Total 6292

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 1656
Two People 1944
Three People 1121
Four People 1158
Five People 355
Six People 45
Seven People 10
8+ People 3
Total 6292

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 858
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1929
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1028
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 975
Total 4790

Gender Back to Top

Male 7607
Female 8154
Total 15761

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
0-4 860
5-7 590
8-9 372
10-14 1081
15 221
16-17 438
18-19 436
20-24 956
25-29 766
30-44 3199
45-59 3598
60-64 991
65-74 1335
75-84 637
85-89 167
90+ 114
Total 15761

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 3749
Married 6762
Divorced 836
Separated 388
Widowed 894
Same Sex 8
Total 12637

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 8889
Good 4366
Fair 1689
Bad 616
Very Bad 201
Total 15761

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) 2785
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1533
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2148
1-4 GCSEs 3120
No GCSEs 3051
Total 12637

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15514
Mixed Ethnicity 28
Indian 83
Pakistani 40
Chinese 46
Other Asian 18
Black African 19
Black Caribbean 3
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 3
Total 15757

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 528
Wales 25
Scotland 14796
Northern Ireland 54
Republic of Ireland 37
European Union 87
Other 234
Total 15761

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 3475
Other Christian 6131
No Religion 4901
Buddhist 24
Hindu 23
Jewish 1
Muslim 56
Sikh 53
Other Religion 39
Not Stated 1058
Total 15,761

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 5367
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1696
Self Employed 625
Unemployed 382
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1035
Retired 1727
Looking After Home or Family 286
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 479
Other 122
Total 11719

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 27
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 877
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 555
RetailInc. Wholesale 1279
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 480
Accommodation and Food 345
Information and Communication 249
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 400
Real Estate 86
Professional, Scientific and Technical 351
Administration 385
Public Administration and Defence 646
Education 675
HealthInc. Social Work 1256
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 395
Total 8124