Information about the YO8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district YO8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about YO8 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 7505
Semi-Detached 7253
Terraced 3599
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1193
Flat (Converted) 161
Residence in Commercial Building 145
Caravan/Park/Temporary 57
Total 19913

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6343
Owned with Mortgage 7625
Shared Ownership 136
Rented: From Council 1421
Rented: Other Social 977
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1990
Rented: Other 204
Rent Free 227
Total 18923

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 4649
Two People 7397
Three People 3203
Four People 2639
Five People 733
Six People 239
Seven People 53
8+ People 10
Total 18923

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 2902
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4028
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3737
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3478
Total 14145

Gender Back to Top

Male 22447
Female 23131
Total 45578

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 2735
5-7 1431
8-9 973
10-14 2569
15 547
16-17 1139
18-19 985
20-24 2627
25-29 2677
30-44 9039
45-59 10130
60-64 3266
65-74 4027
75-84 2452
85-89 626
90+ 355
Total 45578

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 10231
Married 20276
Divorced 3372
Separated 903
Widowed 2473
Same Sex 68
Total 37323

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 21473
Good 15943
Fair 5912
Bad 1760
Very Bad 490
Total 45578

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) 8999
Apprenticeship 1948
2+ A Levels 4832
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6354
1-4 GCSEs 5341
No GCSEs 8111
Other 1738
Total 37323

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 44916
Mixed Ethnicity 313
Indian 109
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 105
Other Asian 60
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 23
Total 45578

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 42043
Wales 328
Scotland 794
Northern Ireland 136
Republic of Ireland 162
European Union 1418
Other 697
Total 45578

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 35412
Republic of Ireland 130
Europe (including European Union) 1153
African Countries 45
Middle East or Asia 94
North America or Caribbean 59
Central America 3
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 79
None 8717

Religion Back to Top

Christian 31688
No Religion 10314
Buddhist 84
Hindu 47
Jewish 48
Muslim 54
Sikh 37
Other Religion 126
Not Stated 3180
Total 45578

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 14365
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5200
Self Employed 3329
Unemployed 1342
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1854
Retired 5109
Looking After Home or Family 1292
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 960
Other 439
Total 33890

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 521
Mining/Quarrying 130
Manufacturing 2711
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 543
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 225
Construction 2081
RetailInc. Wholesale 3944
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1295
Accommodation and Food 1134
Information and Communication 539
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 806
Real Estate 243
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1330
Administration 1095
Public Administration and Defence 1380
Education 2142
HealthInc. Social Work 2546
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 942
Total 23607