Information about the SK8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SK8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SK8 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 8102
Semi-Detached 11871
Terraced 2953
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2553
Flat (Converted) 205
Residence in Commercial Building 211
Caravan/Park/Temporary 36
Total 25931

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10310
Owned with Mortgage 10300
Shared Ownership 115
Rented: From Council 1305
Rented: Other Social 681
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1929
Rented: Other 242
Rent Free 255
Total 25137

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 7134
Two People 8494
Three People 3962
Four People 3659
Five People 1322
Six People 378
Seven People 130
8+ People 58
Total 25137

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 5741
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5845
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2829
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2699
Total 17114

Gender Back to Top

Male 29777
Female 31458
Total 61235

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 3502
5-7 2096
8-9 1360
10-14 3690
15 787
16-17 1636
18-19 1298
20-24 3074
25-29 2950
30-44 11854
45-59 12936
60-64 4111
65-74 6112
75-84 4318
85-89 1037
90+ 474
Total 61235

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 13967
Married 26917
Divorced 3886
Separated 1088
Widowed 3877
Same Sex 65
Total 49800

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 30819
Good 19897
Fair 7638
Bad 2273
Very Bad 608
Total 61235

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) 17165
Apprenticeship 1866
2+ A Levels 6066
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7845
1-4 GCSEs 6168
No GCSEs 8552
Other 2138
Total 49800

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 53158
Mixed Ethnicity 1141
Indian 1135
Pakistani 3374
Bangladeshi 292
Chinese 429
Other Asian 578
Black African 216
Black Caribbean 154
Other Black/African/Caribbean 55
Other 703
Total 61235

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 53740
Wales 565
Scotland 913
Northern Ireland 296
Republic of Ireland 577
European Union 903
Other 4241
Total 61235

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 52782
Republic of Ireland 523
Europe (including European Union) 808
African Countries 219
Middle East or Asia 971
North America or Caribbean 157
Central America 8
South America 26
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 96
None 6385

Religion Back to Top

Christian 38318
No Religion 12317
Buddhist 191
Hindu 691
Jewish 1020
Muslim 4428
Sikh 157
Other Religion 292
Not Stated 3821
Total 61235

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 17229
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6508
Self Employed 4683
Unemployed 1376
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3546
Retired 7125
Looking After Home or Family 1529
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1341
Other 634
Total 43971

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 31
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 2062
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 142
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 104
Construction 1850
RetailInc. Wholesale 5047
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1717
Accommodation and Food 1288
Information and Communication 1363
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1612
Real Estate 496
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2653
Administration 1421
Public Administration and Defence 1338
Education 3332
HealthInc. Social Work 3789
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1282
Total 29554