Area Information for Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY

Penrose Close in Manchester is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the Cheetham ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Blackley and Broughton. This page combines information for the address Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of M8 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Manchester
Ward Cheetham
Constituency Blackley and Broughton
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 Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY:

Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8UG
Temple Square, Manchester, M8 8UP
Smedley Street, Manchester, M8 8UN
Boyle Street, Manchester, M8 8UW
Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8AU
Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester, M8 8JB

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about M8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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 Penrose Close, Manchester consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 39
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 111
Flat (Converted) 1
Total 184
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Penrose Close, Manchester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 84% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 11
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 40
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 115
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 5
Total 184

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 92
Two People 34
Three People 16
Four People 13
Five People 13
Six People 12
Seven People 3
8+ People 1
Total 184

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 35
C2 - Skilled manual workers 21
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 88
Total 152

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 Blackley and Broughton constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Male 214
Female 213
Total 427

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around M8 8AY has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 29% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 28
5-7 24
8-9 15
10-14 44
15 13
16-17 16
18-19 11
20-24 20
25-29 20
30-44 97
45-59 82
60-64 20
65-74 19
75-84 13
85-89 2
90+ 3
Total 427

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode M8 8AY 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 127
Married 107
Divorced 39
Separated 15
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 303

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 170
Good 131
Fair 66
Bad 48
Very Bad 12
Total 427

Education & Qualifications Embed This 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.

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) 49
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 48
No GCSEs or Equivalent 105
Other 31
Total 303

Ethnic Group Embed This

Penrose Close, Manchester can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 37% so.

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 159
Mixed Ethnicity 18
Indian 2
Pakistani 107
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 8
Other Asian 34
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 47
Total 427

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Penrose Close, Manchester), 57% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 242
Wales 5
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 11
Other 147
Total 427

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 M8 8AY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 287
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 35
Middle East or Asia 34
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 61

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 136
No Religion 42
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 4
Muslim 206
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 34
Total 427

Economic Activity Embed This

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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 19
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 40
Retired 31
Looking After Home or Family 25
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 46
Other 19
Total 285

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 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 13
Accommodation and Food 13
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 1
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 111

Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY is within the Lower Cheetham 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 Penrose Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Lower Cheetham
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Below are the details of the closest services to M8 8AY. 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 M8 8AY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest railway station is Manchester Victoria, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manchester Victoria 1 mile
Salford Central 1.5 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 1.7 miles
Manchester Oxford Road 1.9 miles
Salford Crescent 2 miles
Deansgate 2 miles
Ardwick 2.3 miles
Ashburys 2.7 miles
Moston 3 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 3.5 miles
Belle Vue 3.5 miles
Manchester United Football Ground 3.5 miles
Gorton 3.6 miles
Ryder Brow 4 miles
Eccles (Manchester) 4.2 miles
Mills Hill (Manchester) 4.3 miles
Fairfield 4.3 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 4.3 miles
Levenshulme 4.3 miles
Trafford Park 4.5 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest is St Chad's RC Primary School, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Chad's RC Primary School 230 yards
Oasis Academy Temple 310 yards
St Malachy's RC Primary School 0.6 miles
Unity Community Primary 0.6 miles
Saviour CofE Primary School 0.6 miles
Marlborough Road Academy 0.6 miles
Cheetham CofE Community Academy 0.6 miles
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School 0.7 miles
Cheetwood Primary School 0.8 miles
Manchester Communication Primary Academy 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest is Eden Girls' Leadership Academy , Manchester, approximately 540 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy , Manchester 540 yards  
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Manchester 670 yards  
Manchester Communication Academy 0.8 miles
The King David High School 1.1 miles
Beis Yaakov High School 1.2 miles
The Albion Academy 1.8 miles
Co-op Academy Manchester 2 miles
St Monica's RC High School 2.2 miles
Manchester Mesivta School 2.3 miles
The East Manchester Academy 2.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest is Cheetham Hill Primary Care Centre, approximately 60 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 Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest is Collegiate Dental Practice, approximately 650 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 Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest is North Manchester General Hospital, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Penrose Close, Manchester, M8 8AY. The nearest is Vision Service Opticians, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vision Service Opticians 0.6 miles
The Eye Site (Opticians) Ltd 0.9 miles
The Eye Site Opticians 0.9 miles
Robert Glass Opticians 0.9 miles
Arrowsmith Eyecare 1 mile
Harris S J 1.1 miles
Optical Express 1.2 miles
Specsavers Harpurhey 1.2 miles
Optieye Care 1.2 miles
Vision Express Ltd 1.3 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 M8 8AY

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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 1 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 24.8Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 40Mbps
Average Upload Speed 5.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 10Mbps
Superfast Broadband 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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