Information about the S8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district S8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about S8 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 2857
Semi-Detached 7592
Terraced 7644
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4690
Flat (Converted) 455
Residence in Commercial Building 341
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 23582

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6678
Owned with Mortgage 7923
Shared Ownership 63
Rented: From Council 4149
Rented: Other Social 562
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2922
Rented: Other 297
Rent Free 185
Total 22779

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 7978
Two People 7717
Three People 3226
Four People 2669
Five People 784
Six People 299
Seven People 65
8+ People 41
Total 22779

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 3938
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5433
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3394
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4081
Total 16846

Gender Back to Top

Male 24887
Female 25919
Total 50806

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 3286
5-7 1676
8-9 1090
10-14 2679
15 555
16-17 1128
18-19 1161
20-24 2965
25-29 3488
30-44 11338
45-59 9844
60-64 2787
65-74 4349
75-84 3080
85-89 870
90+ 510
Total 50806

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 15072
Married 18253
Divorced 3877
Separated 1050
Widowed 3147
Same Sex 121
Total 41520

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 23030
Good 17261
Fair 7259
Bad 2543
Very Bad 713
Total 50806

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) 12647
Apprenticeship 1650
2+ A Levels 4773
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6060
1-4 GCSEs 5364
No GCSEs 9362
Other 1664
Total 41520

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 44772
Mixed Ethnicity 1165
Indian 471
Pakistani 1850
Bangladeshi 233
Chinese 240
Other Asian 290
Black African 655
Black Caribbean 500
Other Black/African/Caribbean 185
Other 445
Total 50806

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 45444
Wales 281
Scotland 483
Northern Ireland 115
Republic of Ireland 211
European Union 984
Other 3288
Total 50806

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38758
Republic of Ireland 179
Europe (including European Union) 965
African Countries 321
Middle East or Asia 849
North America or Caribbean 125
Central America 8
South America 44
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 69
None 9828

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26920
No Religion 16653
Buddhist 192
Hindu 316
Jewish 79
Muslim 2661
Sikh 78
Other Religion 270
Not Stated 3637
Total 50806

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 14612
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5724
Self Employed 3343
Unemployed 1760
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2766
Retired 5191
Looking After Home or Family 1358
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1641
Other 665
Total 37060

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 30
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 2062
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 65
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 123
Construction 1962
RetailInc. Wholesale 3752
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 878
Accommodation and Food 1149
Information and Communication 928
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 910
Real Estate 375
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1320
Administration 909
Public Administration and Defence 1626
Education 3373
HealthInc. Social Work 3865
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1246
Total 24582