Information about the SA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SA8 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 2268
Semi-Detached 2697
Terraced 507
Flat (Purpose-Built) 421
Flat (Converted) 60
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 6039

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2232
Owned with Mortgage 1918
Shared Ownership 6
Rented: From Council 617
Rented: Other Social 349
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 414
Rented: Other 72
Rent Free 96
Total 5704

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 1621
Two People 1993
Three People 1032
Four People 778
Five People 222
Six People 39
Seven People 12
8+ People 7
Total 5704

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 766
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1227
C2 - Skilled manual workers 942
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1098
Total 4033

Gender Back to Top

Male 6621
Female 6831
Total 13452

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
0-4 720
5-7 422
8-9 264
10-14 752
15 162
16-17 367
18-19 297
20-24 752
25-29 770
30-44 2538
45-59 2887
60-64 1007
65-74 1384
75-84 779
85-89 230
90+ 121
Total 13452

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 3283
Married 5513
Divorced 1189
Separated 190
Widowed 945
Same Sex 12
Total 11132

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 6352
Good 3769
Fair 2090
Bad 920
Very Bad 321
Total 13452

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) 2759
Apprenticeship 594
2+ A Levels 1340
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1856
1-4 GCSEs 1513
No GCSEs 2639
Other 431
Total 11132

Welsh Language

Welsh Language
Speak Welsh 3902
Other Skills e.g. Some listening comprehension, reading or writing 1998
No Welsh Skills 7552
Total 13452

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13270
Mixed Ethnicity 72
Indian 23
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 20
Other Asian 24
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 19
Total 13452

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1780
Wales 11232
Scotland 96
Northern Ireland 35
Republic of Ireland 39
European Union 100
Other 170
Total 13452

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10516
Republic of Ireland 33
Europe (including European Union) 63
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 28
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 1
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 2810

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8097
No Religion 4275
Buddhist 28
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 28
Sikh 13
Other Religion 66
Not Stated 944
Total 13452

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 3704
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1421
Self Employed 720
Unemployed 363
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 671
Retired 1825
Looking After Home or Family 378
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 754
Other 166
Total 10002

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 38
Mining/Quarrying 36
Manufacturing 615
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 39
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 58
Construction 526
RetailInc. Wholesale 801
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 227
Accommodation and Food 239
Information and Communication 143
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 209
Real Estate 71
Professional, Scientific and Technical 218
Administration 224
Public Administration and Defence 704
Education 627
HealthInc. Social Work 940
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 282
Total 5997