Information about the SE8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE8 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 203
Semi-Detached 630
Terraced 1998
Flat (Purpose-Built) 9546
Flat (Converted) 874
Residence in Commercial Building 325
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 13580

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 791
Owned with Mortgage 2031
Shared Ownership 303
Rented: From Council 4066
Rented: Other Social 2135
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3612
Rented: Other 167
Rent Free 164
Total 13269

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 4880
Two People 3850
Three People 2030
Four People 1436
Five People 628
Six People 316
Seven People 75
8+ People 54
Total 13269

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 2949
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3933
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1771
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3240
Total 11893

Gender Back to Top

Male 15531
Female 15727
Total 31258

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 2348
5-7 1146
8-9 697
10-14 1722
15 343
16-17 677
18-19 1091
20-24 3465
25-29 4005
30-44 8599
45-59 4474
60-64 770
65-74 1073
75-84 643
85-89 117
90+ 88
Total 31258

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 14260
Married 6633
Divorced 1910
Separated 1211
Widowed 842
Same Sex 146
Total 25002

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 15802
Good 10590
Fair 3339
Bad 1167
Very Bad 360
Total 31258

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) 9530
Apprenticeship 247
2+ A Levels 2886
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2888
1-4 GCSEs 2526
No GCSEs 4198
Other 2727
Total 25002

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14138
Mixed Ethnicity 2040
Indian 685
Pakistani 165
Bangladeshi 242
Chinese 1828
Other Asian 1850
Black African 5780
Black Caribbean 2453
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1193
Other 884
Total 31258

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16701
Wales 198
Scotland 372
Northern Ireland 169
Republic of Ireland 400
European Union 2821
Other 10597
Total 31258

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19894
Republic of Ireland 506
Europe (including European Union) 3768
African Countries 2149
Middle East or Asia 1754
North America or Caribbean 594
Central America 16
South America 372
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 338
None 2882

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15537
No Religion 8224
Buddhist 1034
Hindu 689
Jewish 88
Muslim 2825
Sikh 62
Other Religion 177
Not Stated 2622
Total 31258

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 9567
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2547
Self Employed 2021
Unemployed 1702
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4105
Retired 1178
Looking After Home or Family 1124
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1005
Other 905
Total 24154

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 353
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 75
Construction 675
RetailInc. Wholesale 1751
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 641
Accommodation and Food 1592
Information and Communication 1002
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1260
Real Estate 212
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1563
Administration 1120
Public Administration and Defence 678
Education 1367
HealthInc. Social Work 1631
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1243
Total 15207