18,698TOTAL POPULATION
7,411HOUSEHOLDS
2.7%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£54,080AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
RG8 POSTCODE REGION

Reading (RG8)

The RG8 postcode area is located in the Reading postcode town region, within the county of Oxfordshire, and contains a total of 1269 individual postcodes.

There are 11 electoral wards in the RG8 postcode area, including Basingstoke, Bracknell, Crowthorne, Henley-On-Thames, Hook, Hungerford, Newbury, Reading, Tadley, Thatcham, Whitchurch, Wokingham, which come under the local authority of the South Oxfordshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 46% of people in RG8 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of RG8 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 90%WORKING
  • 10%UNEMPLOYED

10% of people in RG8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 46%AB
  • 44%C2/C2
  • 10%DE

According to census records, 46% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 91%WHITE
  • 9%NON-WHITE

91% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

RG8Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire

The county of Oxfordshire

RG8 is located in the county of Oxfordshire, in England.

Oxfordshire has a total population of 683,200, making it the 35th largest county in the UK.

Oxfordshire has a total area of 1005 square miles, and a population density of 262 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

RG8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of RG8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Basingstoke
Bracknell
Crowthorne
Henley-On-Thames
Hook
Hungerford
Newbury
Reading
Tadley
Thatcham
Whitchurch
Wokingham
Oxfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeRG8
Postal TownReading
MSOA NameSouth Oxfordshire 018
LSOA NameSouth Oxfordshire 018B
CountyOxfordshire
RegionOxfordshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthoritySouth Oxfordshire
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)
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Click on an outward postal code below for more information about the area. Each 'outward' postcode give you a comprehensive list of all postcodes within the outward code area (RG) and estimated address.

Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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