Information about the PO8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PO8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PO8 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 6975
Semi-Detached 4203
Terraced 2268
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1649
Flat (Converted) 71
Residence in Commercial Building 101
Caravan/Park/Temporary 53
Total 15320

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5976
Owned with Mortgage 6006
Shared Ownership 82
Rented: From Council 822
Rented: Other Social 885
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 964
Rented: Other 105
Rent Free 151
Total 14991

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 3539
Two People 5917
Three People 2491
Four People 2131
Five People 640
Six People 199
Seven People 53
8+ People 21
Total 14991

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 2773
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3181
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2366
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1976
Total 10296

Gender Back to Top

Male 17823
Female 18703
Total 36526

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 1777
5-7 1198
8-9 743
10-14 2260
15 499
16-17 1021
18-19 859
20-24 1883
25-29 1569
30-44 6290
45-59 8247
60-64 2763
65-74 4044
75-84 2559
85-89 549
90+ 265
Total 36526

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 7527
Married 16980
Divorced 2715
Separated 663
Widowed 2136
Same Sex 28
Total 30049

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 17403
Good 12969
Fair 4585
Bad 1246
Very Bad 323
Total 36526

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) 8015
Apprenticeship 1611
2+ A Levels 3879
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5403
1-4 GCSEs 4203
No GCSEs 5796
Other 1142
Total 30049

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35739
Mixed Ethnicity 299
Indian 102
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 46
Chinese 95
Other Asian 105
Black African 41
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 67
Total 36526

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 33626
Wales 405
Scotland 596
Northern Ireland 85
Republic of Ireland 125
European Union 614
Other 1075
Total 36526

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30597
Republic of Ireland 95
Europe (including European Union) 320
African Countries 81
Middle East or Asia 115
North America or Caribbean 90
Central America 1
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 80
None 5367

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22828
No Religion 10740
Buddhist 107
Hindu 55
Jewish 25
Muslim 132
Sikh 16
Other Religion 154
Not Stated 2469
Total 36526

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 10466
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4027
Self Employed 2825
Unemployed 776
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1782
Retired 4739
Looking After Home or Family 1028
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 688
Other 345
Total 26676

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 154
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 2001
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 206
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 124
Construction 1767
RetailInc. Wholesale 3049
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 669
Accommodation and Food 685
Information and Communication 842
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 573
Real Estate 249
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1040
Administration 839
Public Administration and Defence 1309
Education 1770
HealthInc. Social Work 1945
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 797
Total 18037