Information about the SL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SL8 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 1267
Semi-Detached 978
Terraced 492
Flat (Purpose-Built) 404
Flat (Converted) 63
Residence in Commercial Building 46
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 3257

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1293
Owned with Mortgage 1102
Shared Ownership 5
Rented: From Council 207
Rented: Other Social 62
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 383
Rented: Other 38
Rent Free 54
Total 3144

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 942
Two People 1166
Three People 417
Four People 439
Five People 143
Six People 30
Seven People 7
8+ People 0
Total 3144

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 865
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 716
C2 - Skilled manual workers 293
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 216
Total 2090

Gender Back to Top

Male 3557
Female 3732
Total 7289

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
0-4 364
5-7 209
8-9 166
10-14 388
15 98
16-17 177
18-19 149
20-24 284
25-29 303
30-44 1296
45-59 1664
60-64 562
65-74 858
75-84 538
85-89 148
90+ 85
Total 7289

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 1594
Married 3359
Divorced 507
Separated 129
Widowed 470
Same Sex 5
Total 6064

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 3729
Good 2502
Fair 793
Bad 206
Very Bad 59
Total 7289

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) 2377
Apprenticeship 206
2+ A Levels 678
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 915
1-4 GCSEs 664
No GCSEs 992
Other 232
Total 6064

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 6930
Mixed Ethnicity 111
Indian 46
Pakistani 42
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 33
Other Asian 71
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 10
Total 7289

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 6242
Wales 142
Scotland 145
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 54
European Union 204
Other 465
Total 7289

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6220
Republic of Ireland 58
Europe (including European Union) 177
African Countries 32
Middle East or Asia 60
North America or Caribbean 80
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 712

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4818
No Religion 1755
Buddhist 16
Hindu 27
Jewish 34
Muslim 63
Sikh 16
Other Religion 14
Not Stated 546
Total 7289

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 2113
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 618
Self Employed 790
Unemployed 125
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 348
Retired 923
Looking After Home or Family 221
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 81
Other 74
Total 5293

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 293
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 19
Construction 256
RetailInc. Wholesale 601
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 134
Accommodation and Food 134
Information and Communication 405
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 101
Real Estate 63
Professional, Scientific and Technical 455
Administration 201
Public Administration and Defence 104
Education 349
HealthInc. Social Work 274
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 207
Total 3647