Information about the SP8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SP8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SP8 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 2896
Semi-Detached 2008
Terraced 1249
Flat (Purpose-Built) 493
Flat (Converted) 107
Residence in Commercial Building 56
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 6820

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2587
Owned with Mortgage 2181
Shared Ownership 76
Rented: From Council 47
Rented: Other Social 622
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 779
Rented: Other 82
Rent Free 75
Total 6449

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 1842
Two People 2589
Three People 865
Four People 800
Five People 245
Six People 80
Seven People 19
8+ People 9
Total 6449

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 882
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1198
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1237
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 932
Total 4249

Gender Back to Top

Male 7275
Female 7594
Total 14869

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
0-4 787
5-7 464
8-9 349
10-14 865
15 177
16-17 370
18-19 283
20-24 697
25-29 739
30-44 2696
45-59 3015
60-64 1053
65-74 1666
75-84 1181
85-89 349
90+ 178
Total 14869

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 3072
Married 6700
Divorced 1173
Separated 270
Widowed 1002
Same Sex 10
Total 12227

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 7005
Good 5305
Fair 1924
Bad 510
Very Bad 125
Total 14869

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) 3020
Apprenticeship 526
2+ A Levels 1634
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2085
1-4 GCSEs 1831
No GCSEs 2560
Other 571
Total 12227

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14645
Mixed Ethnicity 121
Indian 21
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 17
Other Asian 25
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 3
Total 14869

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13506
Wales 185
Scotland 159
Northern Ireland 38
Republic of Ireland 51
European Union 510
Other 420
Total 14869

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11364
Republic of Ireland 32
Europe (including European Union) 383
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 59
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 59
None 3024

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9974
No Religion 3544
Buddhist 37
Hindu 13
Jewish 18
Muslim 11
Sikh 4
Other Religion 78
Not Stated 1190
Total 14869

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 4095
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1558
Self Employed 1514
Unemployed 279
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 549
Retired 1751
Looking After Home or Family 384
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 265
Other 124
Total 10519

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 242
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 964
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 24
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 37
Construction 770
RetailInc. Wholesale 1331
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 266
Accommodation and Food 302
Information and Communication 152
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 130
Real Estate 100
Professional, Scientific and Technical 394
Administration 320
Public Administration and Defence 392
Education 799
HealthInc. Social Work 725
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 411
Total 7367