Information about the RM8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district RM8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about RM8 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 646
Semi-Detached 3341
Terraced 8888
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2307
Flat (Converted) 462
Residence in Commercial Building 285
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 15933

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2588
Owned with Mortgage 4837
Shared Ownership 209
Rented: From Council 4328
Rented: Other Social 771
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2499
Rented: Other 176
Rent Free 182
Total 15590

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 4416
Two People 4132
Three People 2885
Four People 2429
Five People 1140
Six People 437
Seven People 88
8+ People 63
Total 15590

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 1403
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3814
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3023
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4246
Total 12486

Gender Back to Top

Male 19433
Female 21256
Total 40689

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 4035
5-7 1888
8-9 1139
10-14 2787
15 587
16-17 1142
18-19 1111
20-24 2719
25-29 3064
30-44 9685
45-59 6839
60-64 1441
65-74 2133
75-84 1464
85-89 451
90+ 204
Total 40689

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 11931
Married 12235
Divorced 2806
Separated 1270
Widowed 1949
Same Sex 62
Total 30253

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 18759
Good 13800
Fair 5390
Bad 2122
Very Bad 618
Total 40689

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) 5638
Apprenticeship 645
2+ A Levels 2837
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4706
1-4 GCSEs 4834
No GCSEs 8894
Other 2699
Total 30253

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26070
Mixed Ethnicity 1726
Indian 1511
Pakistani 1530
Bangladeshi 1206
Chinese 232
Other Asian 1051
Black African 4984
Black Caribbean 1239
Other Black/African/Caribbean 617
Other 523
Total 40689

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29543
Wales 115
Scotland 173
Northern Ireland 79
Republic of Ireland 379
European Union 2330
Other 8070
Total 40689

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26787
Republic of Ireland 349
Europe (including European Union) 2982
African Countries 2134
Middle East or Asia 1515
North America or Caribbean 268
Central America 2
South America 59
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 44
None 7275

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22902
No Religion 8685
Buddhist 225
Hindu 784
Jewish 139
Muslim 4436
Sikh 662
Other Religion 103
Not Stated 2753
Total 40689

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 9952
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3474
Self Employed 2429
Unemployed 2055
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3001
Retired 2504
Looking After Home or Family 2120
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1620
Other 979
Total 28134

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 10
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 836
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 42
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 157
Construction 1752
RetailInc. Wholesale 2550
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1362
Accommodation and Food 896
Information and Communication 457
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 744
Real Estate 255
Professional, Scientific and Technical 656
Administration 1202
Public Administration and Defence 952
Education 1579
HealthInc. Social Work 2302
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 817
Total 16573