Information about the WN8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WN8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WN8 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 4637
Semi-Detached 5753
Terraced 7910
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2374
Flat (Converted) 133
Residence in Commercial Building 70
Caravan/Park/Temporary 15
Total 20892

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5328
Owned with Mortgage 7487
Shared Ownership 68
Rented: From Council 4285
Rented: Other Social 462
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1897
Rented: Other 184
Rent Free 264
Total 19975

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 5557
Two People 6730
Three People 3484
Four People 2833
Five People 1003
Six People 302
Seven People 38
8+ People 28
Total 19975

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 2354
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3924
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3209
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5569
Total 15056

Gender Back to Top

Male 23627
Female 24947
Total 48574

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 3241
5-7 1798
8-9 1108
10-14 3326
15 661
16-17 1365
18-19 1261
20-24 2925
25-29 2871
30-44 9483
45-59 9954
60-64 3104
65-74 4410
75-84 2323
85-89 496
90+ 248
Total 48574

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 13011
Married 17651
Divorced 3749
Separated 1190
Widowed 2783
Same Sex 56
Total 38440

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 22636
Good 15966
Fair 6478
Bad 2656
Very Bad 838
Total 48574

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) 7874
Apprenticeship 1314
2+ A Levels 4589
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6462
1-4 GCSEs 5965
No GCSEs 10495
Other 1741
Total 38440

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 47676
Mixed Ethnicity 437
Indian 176
Pakistani 44
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 51
Other Asian 71
Black African 45
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 48
Total 48574

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 45250
Wales 325
Scotland 522
Northern Ireland 227
Republic of Ireland 173
European Union 1435
Other 642
Total 48574

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 36359
Republic of Ireland 164
Europe (including European Union) 1282
African Countries 61
Middle East or Asia 91
North America or Caribbean 56
Central America 4
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 51
None 10632

Religion Back to Top

Christian 35739
No Religion 9644
Buddhist 48
Hindu 91
Jewish 18
Muslim 130
Sikh 48
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 2729
Total 48574

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 13446
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4951
Self Employed 2742
Unemployed 1993
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2731
Retired 5219
Looking After Home or Family 1555
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2071
Other 665
Total 35373

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 309
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 3036
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 245
Construction 1574
RetailInc. Wholesale 3849
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1399
Accommodation and Food 1015
Information and Communication 478
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 841
Real Estate 206
Professional, Scientific and Technical 949
Administration 1009
Public Administration and Defence 949
Education 2237
HealthInc. Social Work 2863
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 876
Total 21905