Information about the SY8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SY8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SY8 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 4602
Semi-Detached 2559
Terraced 2149
Flat (Purpose-Built) 450
Flat (Converted) 178
Residence in Commercial Building 121
Caravan/Park/Temporary 80
Total 10139

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4323
Owned with Mortgage 2198
Shared Ownership 118
Rented: From Council 100
Rented: Other Social 1074
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1249
Rented: Other 172
Rent Free 225
Total 9459

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 2894
Two People 3940
Three People 1163
Four People 961
Five People 386
Six People 89
Seven People 17
8+ People 9
Total 9459

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 1241
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1543
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1761
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1477
Total 6022

Gender Back to Top

Male 10350
Female 10738
Total 21088

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
0-4 921
5-7 583
8-9 414
10-14 1152
15 255
16-17 456
18-19 430
20-24 1013
25-29 912
30-44 3289
45-59 4618
60-64 1715
65-74 2876
75-84 1785
85-89 451
90+ 218
Total 21088

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 4706
Married 9489
Divorced 1648
Separated 381
Widowed 1499
Same Sex 40
Total 17763

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 9284
Good 7598
Fair 3053
Bad 919
Very Bad 234
Total 21088

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) 4933
Apprenticeship 582
2+ A Levels 2135
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2994
1-4 GCSEs 2282
No GCSEs 4076
Other 761
Total 17763

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20754
Mixed Ethnicity 126
Indian 32
Pakistani 7
Chinese 81
Other Asian 35
Black African 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 20
Total 21088

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19228
Wales 701
Scotland 211
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 62
European Union 344
Other 494
Total 21088

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15507
Republic of Ireland 47
Europe (including European Union) 281
African Countries 33
Middle East or Asia 82
North America or Caribbean 79
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 5114

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14246
No Religion 4759
Buddhist 61
Hindu 15
Jewish 11
Muslim 46
Sikh 23
Other Religion 107
Not Stated 1820
Total 21088

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 4891
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2370
Self Employed 2545
Unemployed 468
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 736
Retired 3050
Looking After Home or Family 539
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 474
Other 236
Total 15309

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 618
Mining/Quarrying 30
Manufacturing 1036
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 89
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 109
Construction 933
RetailInc. Wholesale 1680
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 274
Accommodation and Food 664
Information and Communication 228
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 228
Real Estate 194
Professional, Scientific and Technical 571
Administration 388
Public Administration and Defence 382
Education 903
HealthInc. Social Work 1105
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 610
Total 10042