Area Information for Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU

Kensington Road in Manchester is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Chorlton ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Manchester, Withington. This page combines information for the address Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M21 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for M21 9WU.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Manchester
Ward Chorlton
Constituency Manchester, Withington
Region North West
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU:

Polruan Road, Manchester, M21 9NR
Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9NU
Rippenden Avenue, Manchester, M21 9SS
Sark Road, Manchester, M21 9NT
Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WJ
Grange Road, Manchester, M21 9NX

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about M21 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 7 property sales in Kensington Road since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Kensington Road, Manchester consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 5
Semi-Detached 104
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 118
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is being repaid through a mortgage arrangement. The national average is just under 33%, while in this area it represents 62% of housing spaces.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 71
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 115

Housing Occupancy Embed This 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 13
Two People 31
Three People 27
Four People 28
Five People 11
Six People 4
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 115

Social Grade Embed This

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 53
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 39
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4
Total 100

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Manchester, Withington constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 178
Female 178
Total 356

Age Groups Embed This 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 35
5-7 16
8-9 12
10-14 28
15 3
16-17 12
18-19 4
20-24 17
25-29 20
30-44 103
45-59 69
60-64 10
65-74 14
75-84 12
85-89 1
90+ 0
Total 356

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode M21 9WU does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 110
Married 121
Divorced 10
Separated 11
Widowed 8
Same Sex 2
Total 262

Health Embed This 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 226
Good 92
Fair 26
Bad 11
Very Bad 1
Total 356

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Kensington Road and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 63% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 166
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 24
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 15
No GCSEs or Equivalent 24
Other 12
Total 262

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 76% white.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 272
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 15
Pakistani 21
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 7
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 9
Other 16
Total 356

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 286
Wales 3
Scotland 6
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 8
Other 44
Total 356

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to M21 9WU

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 301
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 17

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 112
No Religion 153
Buddhist 4
Hindu 5
Jewish 2
Muslim 44
Sikh 12
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 356

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Chorlton ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 50% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 125
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 34
Self Employed 25
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 13
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 2
Total 249

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 6
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 16
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3
Accommodation and Food 4
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 43
HealthInc. Social Work 33
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 192

Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU is within the Chorlton policing neighbourhood, under the Greater Manchester Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Kensington Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Chorlton
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Below are the details of the closest services to M21 9WU. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for M21 9WU.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest railway station is Manchester United Football Ground, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manchester United Football Ground 1 mile
Trafford Park 1.3 miles
Humphrey Park 1.9 miles
Deansgate 2.2 miles
Manchester Oxford Road 2.4 miles
Salford Central 2.6 miles
Salford Crescent 2.7 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 2.9 miles
Urmston 3 miles
Mauldeth Road 3.2 miles
Manchester Victoria 3.2 miles
Ardwick 3.2 miles
Burnage 3.3 miles
Eccles (Manchester) 3.4 miles
Chassen Road 3.6 miles
East Didsbury 3.6 miles
Levenshulme 3.7 miles
Ashburys 4 miles
Patricroft 4 miles
Flixton 4.2 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest is St John's RC Primary School, approximately 200 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St John's RC Primary School 200 yards
St Hilda's CofE Primary School 370 yards
Oswald Road Primary School 440 yards
St Teresa's RC Primary School 480 yards
Kings Road Primary School 800 yards
Chorlton CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
Manley Park Primary School 0.6 miles
Seymour Park Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Our Lady's RC Primary School Manchester 0.8 miles
Brookburn Community School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest is Stretford Grammar School, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Stretford Grammar School 0.7 miles
Stretford High School 0.8 miles
Chorlton High School 1.1 miles
CHS South 1.2 miles  
St Bede's College 1.2 miles  
Loreto High School Chorlton 1.3 miles
Whalley Range 11-18 High School 1.5 miles
Didsbury High School 1.8 miles  
Oasis Academy MediaCityUK 1.9 miles
AldridgeUTC@MediaCityUK 2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest is Chorlton Family Practice, approximately 550 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest is Firswood Dental Practice, approximately 530 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest is Stretford Memorial Hospital, approximately 820 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Kensington Road, Manchester, M21 9WU. The nearest is Mertons A H Opticians, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Mertons A H Opticians 640 yards
Direct Vision 770 yards
Cadman Opticians 820 yards
Boots-Chorlton half a mile
Boots Opticians half a mile
David Singh Visioncare half a mile
Tesco Opticians 0.9 miles
Eye Pad Opticians 0.9 miles
Specialeyes Optical Centre 1.2 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.2 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in M21 9WU

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 104.7Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 203Mbps
Average Upload Speed 16.3Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 21Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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