Area Information for Manchester, M8 8FS

This postcode 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 Manchester, M8 8FS, 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1997. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

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 Manchester, M8 8FS:

Bury New Road, Manchester, M8 8FW
Bury New Road, Manchester, M8 8EQ
Dewhurst Street, Manchester, M8 8FT
Bury New Road, Manchester, M8 8EL
Hornby Street, Manchester, M8 8DQ
Harris Street, Manchester, M8 8EG

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 Manchester, M8 8FS 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 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 90
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 5
Total 102
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Manchester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 76% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 73
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 0
Total 100

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 36
Two People 60
Three People 4
Four People 0
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 100

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 44
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 42
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11
Total 100

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around M8 8FS however is predominantly male (92%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 892
Female 79
Total 971

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 2
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 0
18-19 5
20-24 204
25-29 244
30-44 375
45-59 113
60-64 11
65-74 10
75-84 5
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 971

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of M8 8FS there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 79% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 769
Married 80
Divorced 71
Separated 35
Widowed 11
Same Sex 3
Total 969

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 312
Good 418
Fair 151
Bad 66
Very Bad 24
Total 971

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) 172
Apprenticeship 18
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 85
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 135
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 175
No GCSEs or Equivalent 324
Other 60
Total 969

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 79% 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 765
Mixed Ethnicity 72
Indian 10
Pakistani 57
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 6
Other Asian 6
Black African 14
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 6
Total 971

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 802
Wales 9
Scotland 29
Northern Ireland 7
Republic of Ireland 20
European Union 34
Other 70
Total 971

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 8FS

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 589
Republic of Ireland 16
Europe (including European Union) 37
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 16
North America or Caribbean 6
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 304

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 434
No Religion 343
Buddhist 22
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 90
Sikh 6
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 65
Total 971

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 243
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 107
Self Employed 29
Unemployed 58
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 74
Retired 14
Looking After Home or Family 7
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 53
Other 377
Total 962

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 35
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 35
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 14
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 11
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 20
Public Administration and Defence 132
Education 30
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 402

Manchester, M8 8FS 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 M8 8FS
Neighbourhood Team Address Lower Cheetham
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Below are the details of the closest services to M8 8FS. 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 8FS.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest railway station is Manchester Victoria, approximately 840 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Manchester Victoria 840 yards
Salford Central 0.7 miles
Salford Crescent 1.2 miles
Deansgate 1.3 miles
Manchester Oxford Road 1.3 miles
Manchester Piccadilly 1.4 miles
Ardwick 2.1 miles
Manchester United Football Ground 2.7 miles
Ashburys 2.7 miles
Clifton (Manchester) 3.3 miles
Eccles (Manchester) 3.5 miles
Belle Vue 3.6 miles
Trafford Park 3.7 miles
Gorton 3.8 miles
Moston 3.8 miles
Swinton (Manchester) 3.9 miles
Ryder Brow 4 miles
Levenshulme 4.1 miles
Humphrey Park 4.3 miles
Mauldeth Road 4.4 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest is Cheetwood Primary School, approximately 350 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Cheetwood Primary School 350 yards
The Friars Primary School 810 yards
Unity Community Primary 0.6 miles
The Cathedral School of St Peter and St John RC Primary 0.6 miles
River View Community Primary School 0.6 miles
St Chad's RC Primary School 0.7 miles
Marlborough Road Academy 0.8 miles
St Thomas of Canterbury RC Primary School 0.9 miles
St Philip's CofE Primary School 0.9 miles
St Boniface RC Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest is Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Manchester, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eden Boys' Leadership Academy, Manchester 0.8 miles  
Eden Girls' Leadership Academy , Manchester 0.9 miles  
The Albion Academy 1.1 miles
Beis Yaakov High School 1.2 miles
Manchester Communication Academy 1.5 miles
The King David High School 1.6 miles
Oasis Academy MediaCityUK 1.8 miles
Trinity CofE High School 1.9 miles
Buile Hill Academy 2.2 miles
AldridgeUTC@MediaCityUK 2.3 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest is Lower Broughton Health Centre, approximately 660 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 Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest is Deane Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 miles 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 Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest is Manchester Private Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Manchester, M8 8FS. The nearest is Optieye Care, approximately 810 yards away.

* 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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