Information about the UB8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district UB8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about UB8 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 2054
Semi-Detached 5013
Terraced 2935
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4457
Flat (Converted) 433
Residence in Commercial Building 199
Caravan/Park/Temporary 48
Total 15139

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3630
Owned with Mortgage 4528
Shared Ownership 187
Rented: From Council 2138
Rented: Other Social 823
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3007
Rented: Other 170
Rent Free 147
Total 14630

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 4363
Two People 4306
Three People 2383
Four People 2092
Five People 967
Six People 372
Seven People 85
8+ People 62
Total 14630

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 2532
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4389
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2242
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2265
Total 11428

Gender Back to Top

Male 20999
Female 20181
Total 41180

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 2392
5-7 1157
8-9 734
10-14 1900
15 394
16-17 842
18-19 2690
20-24 6460
25-29 3510
30-44 8367
45-59 6375
60-64 1680
65-74 2392
75-84 1654
85-89 420
90+ 213
Total 41180

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 17253
Married 12370
Divorced 2388
Separated 789
Widowed 1741
Same Sex 62
Total 34603

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 20841
Good 14066
Fair 4463
Bad 1409
Very Bad 401
Total 41180

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) 9460
Apprenticeship 866
2+ A Levels 7093
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4440
1-4 GCSEs 4079
No GCSEs 5985
Other 2680
Total 34603

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26263
Mixed Ethnicity 1620
Indian 3711
Pakistani 1156
Bangladeshi 923
Chinese 933
Other Asian 2135
Black African 1852
Black Caribbean 670
Other Black/African/Caribbean 528
Other 1389
Total 41180

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28395
Wales 335
Scotland 455
Northern Ireland 179
Republic of Ireland 555
European Union 2237
Other 9024
Total 41180

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29798
Republic of Ireland 671
Europe (including European Union) 2658
African Countries 926
Middle East or Asia 3242
North America or Caribbean 281
Central America 23
South America 79
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 124
None 4097

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20043
No Religion 9285
Buddhist 455
Hindu 2275
Jewish 95
Muslim 4487
Sikh 1444
Other Religion 242
Not Stated 2854
Total 41180

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 11155
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2959
Self Employed 2277
Unemployed 1187
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9234
Retired 2702
Looking After Home or Family 1258
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 912
Other 632
Total 32316

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 16
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 1045
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 122
Construction 1429
RetailInc. Wholesale 3198
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1799
Accommodation and Food 1215
Information and Communication 1139
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 520
Real Estate 205
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1151
Administration 1113
Public Administration and Defence 869
Education 1965
HealthInc. Social Work 1996
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 940
Total 18810