Information about the SS8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SS8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SS8 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 8191
Semi-Detached 4188
Terraced 1890
Flat (Purpose-Built) 891
Flat (Converted) 71
Residence in Commercial Building 126
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1168
Total 16525

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6261
Owned with Mortgage 6136
Shared Ownership 42
Rented: From Council 884
Rented: Other Social 319
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1890
Rented: Other 202
Rent Free 137
Total 15871

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 4388
Two People 5697
Three People 2515
Four People 2125
Five People 829
Six People 254
Seven People 45
8+ People 18
Total 15871

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 1186
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3252
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3298
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3033
Total 10769

Gender Back to Top

Male 18664
Female 19506
Total 38170

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 1939
5-7 1204
8-9 754
10-14 2293
15 460
16-17 974
18-19 927
20-24 2249
25-29 2005
30-44 6807
45-59 7743
60-64 3126
65-74 4417
75-84 2426
85-89 542
90+ 304
Total 38170

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 9148
Married 15733
Divorced 3057
Separated 829
Widowed 2724
Same Sex 29
Total 31520

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 15817
Good 13583
Fair 6090
Bad 2099
Very Bad 581
Total 38170

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) 3197
Apprenticeship 1342
2+ A Levels 3042
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5352
1-4 GCSEs 5902
No GCSEs 11243
Other 1442
Total 31520

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 37093
Mixed Ethnicity 369
Indian 101
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 37
Chinese 79
Other Asian 91
Black African 154
Black Caribbean 96
Other Black/African/Caribbean 66
Other 69
Total 38170

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 36378
Wales 155
Scotland 308
Northern Ireland 81
Republic of Ireland 223
European Union 339
Other 686
Total 38170

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31150
Republic of Ireland 166
Europe (including European Union) 230
African Countries 93
Middle East or Asia 91
North America or Caribbean 26
Central America 2
South America 17
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 30
None 6495

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24392
No Religion 10612
Buddhist 86
Hindu 78
Jewish 59
Muslim 146
Sikh 11
Other Religion 156
Not Stated 2630
Total 38170

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 10004
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3991
Self Employed 2958
Unemployed 1217
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1378
Retired 5354
Looking After Home or Family 1585
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1189
Other 572
Total 28248

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 22
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 1546
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 100
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 255
Construction 2340
RetailInc. Wholesale 3050
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1283
Accommodation and Food 683
Information and Communication 399
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1447
Real Estate 208
Professional, Scientific and Technical 731
Administration 836
Public Administration and Defence 714
Education 1238
HealthInc. Social Work 1748
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 779
Total 17392