Information about the RG8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RG8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RG8 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 4522
Semi-Detached 2366
Terraced 984
Flat (Purpose-Built) 561
Flat (Converted) 211
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 8714

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3437
Owned with Mortgage 2979
Shared Ownership 37
Rented: From Council 56
Rented: Other Social 587
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 821
Rented: Other 135
Rent Free 211
Total 8263

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 1908
Two People 3248
Three People 1258
Four People 1322
Five People 397
Six People 104
Seven People 19
8+ People 7
Total 8263

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 2623
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1573
C2 - Skilled manual workers 886
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 530
Total 5612

Gender Back to Top

Male 10406
Female 10588
Total 20994

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 1088
5-7 711
8-9 522
10-14 1473
15 317
16-17 620
18-19 403
20-24 709
25-29 666
30-44 3728
45-59 4880
60-64 1590
65-74 2303
75-84 1362
85-89 389
90+ 233
Total 20994

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 3829
Married 10329
Divorced 1199
Separated 310
Widowed 1184
Same Sex 32
Total 16883

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 11471
Good 6780
Fair 2125
Bad 488
Very Bad 130
Total 20994

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) 7424
Apprenticeship 573
2+ A Levels 1890
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2483
1-4 GCSEs 1764
No GCSEs 2184
Other 565
Total 16883

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20136
Mixed Ethnicity 345
Indian 134
Pakistani 45
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 72
Other Asian 81
Black African 58
Black Caribbean 56
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 40
Total 20994

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18044
Wales 393
Scotland 463
Northern Ireland 108
Republic of Ireland 139
European Union 544
Other 1303
Total 20994

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18008
Republic of Ireland 185
Europe (including European Union) 476
African Countries 145
Middle East or Asia 129
North America or Caribbean 223
Central America 7
South America 17
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 204
None 2086

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13807
No Religion 5287
Buddhist 67
Hindu 59
Jewish 34
Muslim 93
Sikh 45
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 1526
Total 20994

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 5736
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1945
Self Employed 2268
Unemployed 347
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 994
Retired 2484
Looking After Home or Family 712
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 228
Other 185
Total 14899

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 119
Mining/Quarrying 30
Manufacturing 574
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 713
RetailInc. Wholesale 1246
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 269
Accommodation and Food 422
Information and Communication 1015
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 471
Real Estate 188
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1257
Administration 480
Public Administration and Defence 414
Education 1404
HealthInc. Social Work 900
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 580
Total 10226