Information about the PH8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PH8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PH8 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 643
Semi-Detached 184
Terraced 114
Flat (Purpose-Built) 160
Flat (Converted) 43
Residence in Commercial Building 28
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 1178

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 339
Owned with Mortgage 218
Shared Ownership 5
Rented: From Council 80
Rented: Other Social 73
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 214
Rented: Other 27
Rent Free 47
Total 1003

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 344
Two People 393
Three People 119
Four People 102
Five People 37
Six People 6
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 1003

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 170
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 208
C2 - Skilled manual workers 153
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 135
Total 666

Gender Back to Top

Male 1136
Female 1169
Total 2305

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
0-4 107
5-7 59
8-9 40
10-14 126
15 25
16-17 36
18-19 45
20-24 121
25-29 133
30-44 396
45-59 537
60-64 178
65-74 246
75-84 178
85-89 48
90+ 30
Total 2305

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 599
Married 970
Divorced 164
Separated 50
Widowed 165
Same Sex 0
Total 1948

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 1300
Good 693
Fair 231
Bad 56
Very Bad 25
Total 2305

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) 729
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 176
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 295
1-4 GCSEs 355
No GCSEs 393
Total 1948

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2275
Mixed Ethnicity 5
Indian 7
Pakistani 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 7
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 1
Total 2302

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 476
Wales 12
Scotland 1574
Northern Ireland 18
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 116
Other 102
Total 2305

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 181
Other Christian 995
No Religion 875
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 2
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 10
Not Stated 228
Total 2,305

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 691
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 226
Self Employed 277
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 76
Retired 249
Looking After Home or Family 43
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 56
Other 37
Total 1692

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 79
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 47
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 70
RetailInc. Wholesale 156
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 30
Accommodation and Food 192
Information and Communication 20
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 27
Real Estate 31
Professional, Scientific and Technical 63
Administration 76
Public Administration and Defence 61
Education 116
HealthInc. Social Work 155
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 62
Total 1223