Information about the ST8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ST8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ST8 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 4039
Semi-Detached 3850
Terraced 1311
Flat (Purpose-Built) 244
Flat (Converted) 55
Residence in Commercial Building 79
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 9587

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3989
Owned with Mortgage 3336
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 436
Rented: Other Social 581
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 690
Rented: Other 101
Rent Free 92
Total 9248

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 2498
Two People 3606
Three People 1515
Four People 1157
Five People 353
Six People 100
Seven People 10
8+ People 9
Total 9248

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 1157
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1726
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1683
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1740
Total 6306

Gender Back to Top

Male 10546
Female 11042
Total 21588

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 1139
5-7 613
8-9 470
10-14 1194
15 249
16-17 492
18-19 467
20-24 1089
25-29 996
30-44 4062
45-59 4563
60-64 1745
65-74 2536
75-84 1456
85-89 334
90+ 183
Total 21588

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 4741
Married 9739
Divorced 1563
Separated 332
Widowed 1540
Same Sex 8
Total 17923

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 9193
Good 7477
Fair 3475
Bad 1064
Very Bad 379
Total 21588

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) 3708
Apprenticeship 817
2+ A Levels 2268
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2839
1-4 GCSEs 2382
No GCSEs 5167
Other 742
Total 17923

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21348
Mixed Ethnicity 126
Indian 13
Pakistani 18
Chinese 24
Other Asian 25
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 12
Total 21588

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20711
Wales 232
Scotland 218
Northern Ireland 35
Republic of Ireland 48
European Union 154
Other 190
Total 21588

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16265
Republic of Ireland 36
Europe (including European Union) 96
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 31
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 5161

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14906
No Religion 5064
Buddhist 24
Hindu 8
Jewish 6
Muslim 29
Sikh 4
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 1474
Total 21588

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 6100
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2314
Self Employed 1508
Unemployed 490
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 917
Retired 3143
Looking After Home or Family 528
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 729
Other 221
Total 15950

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 127
Mining/Quarrying 33
Manufacturing 1539
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 69
Construction 870
RetailInc. Wholesale 1815
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 533
Accommodation and Food 419
Information and Communication 237
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 333
Real Estate 132
Professional, Scientific and Technical 504
Administration 428
Public Administration and Defence 391
Education 882
HealthInc. Social Work 1413
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 450
Total 10225