Information about the SG8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SG8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SG8 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 6882
Semi-Detached 5679
Terraced 3100
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1234
Flat (Converted) 126
Residence in Commercial Building 113
Caravan/Park/Temporary 63
Total 17197

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5902
Owned with Mortgage 6292
Shared Ownership 140
Rented: From Council 1416
Rented: Other Social 889
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1562
Rented: Other 271
Rent Free 238
Total 16710

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 4047
Two People 6362
Three People 2719
Four People 2555
Five People 795
Six People 180
Seven People 41
8+ People 11
Total 16710

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 4149
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3573
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2436
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1880
Total 12038

Gender Back to Top

Male 20326
Female 20739
Total 41065

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 2422
5-7 1403
8-9 979
10-14 2456
15 513
16-17 1039
18-19 855
20-24 1797
25-29 2088
30-44 8400
45-59 8902
60-64 3023
65-74 3965
75-84 2305
85-89 590
90+ 328
Total 41065

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 8795
Married 18907
Divorced 2657
Separated 734
Widowed 2156
Same Sex 43
Total 33292

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 21001
Good 14038
Fair 4587
Bad 1140
Very Bad 299
Total 41065

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) 11535
Apprenticeship 1225
2+ A Levels 3796
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5347
1-4 GCSEs 4428
No GCSEs 5726
Other 1235
Total 33292

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 39534
Mixed Ethnicity 540
Indian 150
Pakistani 55
Bangladeshi 50
Chinese 122
Other Asian 229
Black African 152
Black Caribbean 112
Other Black/African/Caribbean 28
Other 93
Total 41065

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 36802
Wales 443
Scotland 686
Northern Ireland 169
Republic of Ireland 266
European Union 1019
Other 1680
Total 41065

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34098
Republic of Ireland 261
Europe (including European Union) 887
African Countries 222
Middle East or Asia 233
North America or Caribbean 287
Central America 5
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 220
None 5390

Religion Back to Top

Christian 25249
No Religion 11852
Buddhist 127
Hindu 94
Jewish 101
Muslim 196
Sikh 38
Other Religion 155
Not Stated 3253
Total 41065

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 13021
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4323
Self Employed 3772
Unemployed 710
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1739
Retired 4315
Looking After Home or Family 1153
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 652
Other 384
Total 30069

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 374
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 2591
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 40
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 132
Construction 1581
RetailInc. Wholesale 3225
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 738
Accommodation and Food 728
Information and Communication 1033
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 671
Real Estate 307
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2442
Administration 966
Public Administration and Defence 1063
Education 2316
HealthInc. Social Work 2477
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1077
Total 21783