Information about the PE8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PE8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PE8 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 3846
Semi-Detached 2310
Terraced 1693
Flat (Purpose-Built) 222
Flat (Converted) 83
Residence in Commercial Building 63
Caravan/Park/Temporary 48
Total 8265

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2687
Owned with Mortgage 2373
Shared Ownership 50
Rented: From Council 160
Rented: Other Social 717
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1105
Rented: Other 442
Rent Free 165
Total 7699

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 1889
Two People 3093
Three People 1182
Four People 1148
Five People 299
Six People 69
Seven People 13
8+ People 6
Total 7699

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 1925
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1836
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1065
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 719
Total 5545

Gender Back to Top

Male 10053
Female 9751
Total 19804

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 1059
5-7 670
8-9 437
10-14 1388
15 366
16-17 799
18-19 454
20-24 948
25-29 1027
30-44 3647
45-59 4204
60-64 1448
65-74 1877
75-84 1032
85-89 296
90+ 152
Total 19804

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 4230
Married 8945
Divorced 1302
Separated 420
Widowed 957
Same Sex 30
Total 15884

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 10662
Good 6473
Fair 2021
Bad 521
Very Bad 127
Total 19804

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) 5673
Apprenticeship 502
2+ A Levels 2035
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2817
1-4 GCSEs 1772
No GCSEs 2470
Other 615
Total 15884

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19207
Mixed Ethnicity 203
Indian 75
Pakistani 14
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 97
Other Asian 90
Black African 39
Black Caribbean 31
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 31
Total 19804

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17346
Wales 266
Scotland 487
Northern Ireland 117
Republic of Ireland 89
European Union 553
Other 946
Total 19804

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16257
Republic of Ireland 96
Europe (including European Union) 350
African Countries 68
Middle East or Asia 116
North America or Caribbean 395
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 82
None 2716

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13623
No Religion 4669
Buddhist 61
Hindu 39
Jewish 27
Muslim 62
Sikh 21
Other Religion 64
Not Stated 1238
Total 19804

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 6025
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1804
Self Employed 1868
Unemployed 352
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1187
Retired 2191
Looking After Home or Family 573
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 228
Other 176
Total 14404

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 303
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 913
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 65
Construction 576
RetailInc. Wholesale 1180
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 306
Accommodation and Food 467
Information and Communication 374
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 359
Real Estate 151
Professional, Scientific and Technical 685
Administration 398
Public Administration and Defence 1449
Education 1356
HealthInc. Social Work 875
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 492
Total 9972