Information about the RH8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RH8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RH8 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 2585
Semi-Detached 1741
Terraced 1126
Flat (Purpose-Built) 817
Flat (Converted) 189
Residence in Commercial Building 105
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 6571

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2514
Owned with Mortgage 2274
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 584
Rented: Other Social 202
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 597
Rented: Other 70
Rent Free 81
Total 6345

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 1558
Two People 2295
Three People 951
Four People 1081
Five People 331
Six People 104
Seven People 19
8+ People 6
Total 6345

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 1671
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1344
C2 - Skilled manual workers 763
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 529
Total 4307

Gender Back to Top

Male 7790
Female 8309
Total 16099

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
0-4 904
5-7 579
8-9 399
10-14 1196
15 224
16-17 486
18-19 285
20-24 669
25-29 582
30-44 2976
45-59 3474
60-64 1087
65-74 1566
75-84 1166
85-89 315
90+ 191
Total 16099

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 3250
Married 7297
Divorced 983
Separated 230
Widowed 1016
Same Sex 21
Total 12797

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 8459
Good 5346
Fair 1731
Bad 435
Very Bad 128
Total 16099

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) 4956
Apprenticeship 303
2+ A Levels 1447
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2229
1-4 GCSEs 1418
No GCSEs 1969
Other 475
Total 12797

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15498
Mixed Ethnicity 243
Indian 67
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 42
Other Asian 117
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 44
Total 16099

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14226
Wales 168
Scotland 306
Northern Ireland 64
Republic of Ireland 102
European Union 371
Other 862
Total 16099

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13907
Republic of Ireland 120
Europe (including European Union) 313
African Countries 83
Middle East or Asia 119
North America or Caribbean 142
Central America 0
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 115
None 1567

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10703
No Religion 3907
Buddhist 64
Hindu 61
Jewish 31
Muslim 56
Sikh 3
Other Religion 50
Not Stated 1224
Total 16099

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 4284
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1516
Self Employed 1704
Unemployed 264
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 765
Retired 1654
Looking After Home or Family 573
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 207
Other 158
Total 11125

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 45
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 345
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 57
Construction 626
RetailInc. Wholesale 951
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 302
Accommodation and Food 297
Information and Communication 436
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 731
Real Estate 167
Professional, Scientific and Technical 892
Administration 415
Public Administration and Defence 386
Education 815
HealthInc. Social Work 743
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 486
Total 7722