Information about the TA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district TA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about TA8 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 2903
Semi-Detached 2572
Terraced 1259
Flat (Purpose-Built) 897
Flat (Converted) 394
Residence in Commercial Building 155
Caravan/Park/Temporary 85
Total 8265

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3505
Owned with Mortgage 2491
Shared Ownership 36
Rented: From Council 259
Rented: Other Social 223
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1135
Rented: Other 109
Rent Free 91
Total 7849

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 2616
Two People 3146
Three People 956
Four People 778
Five People 261
Six People 76
Seven People 11
8+ People 5
Total 7849

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 806
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1339
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1241
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1305
Total 4691

Gender Back to Top

Male 8205
Female 9010
Total 17215

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
0-4 748
5-7 461
8-9 280
10-14 849
15 173
16-17 359
18-19 320
20-24 841
25-29 688
30-44 2690
45-59 3486
60-64 1400
65-74 2378
75-84 1659
85-89 564
90+ 319
Total 17215

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 3454
Married 7660
Divorced 1487
Separated 370
Widowed 1701
Same Sex 32
Total 14704

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 6861
Good 6028
Fair 3162
Bad 941
Very Bad 223
Total 17215

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) 2918
Apprenticeship 762
2+ A Levels 1650
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2386
1-4 GCSEs 2195
No GCSEs 4092
Other 701
Total 14704

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16908
Mixed Ethnicity 114
Indian 22
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 30
Chinese 25
Other Asian 53
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 18
Total 17215

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15757
Wales 434
Scotland 216
Northern Ireland 66
Republic of Ireland 86
European Union 286
Other 370
Total 17215

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13128
Republic of Ireland 59
Europe (including European Union) 214
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 65
North America or Caribbean 25
Central America 2
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 35
None 3735

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11493
No Religion 4068
Buddhist 41
Hindu 3
Jewish 9
Muslim 71
Sikh 12
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 1442
Total 17215

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 4153
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1935
Self Employed 1251
Unemployed 381
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 600
Retired 2729
Looking After Home or Family 385
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 509
Other 219
Total 12162

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 30
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 751
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 55
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 78
Construction 718
RetailInc. Wholesale 1502
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 324
Accommodation and Food 716
Information and Communication 160
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 160
Real Estate 99
Professional, Scientific and Technical 347
Administration 245
Public Administration and Defence 343
Education 610
HealthInc. Social Work 1033
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 385
Total 7563