Information about the CM16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CM16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CM16 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 2664
Semi-Detached 3947
Terraced 2149
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1438
Flat (Converted) 172
Residence in Commercial Building 107
Caravan/Park/Temporary 95
Total 10572

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3668
Owned with Mortgage 3623
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 997
Rented: Other Social 461
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 973
Rented: Other 87
Rent Free 127
Total 9963

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 2873
Two People 3548
Three People 1584
Four People 1383
Five People 450
Six People 102
Seven People 19
8+ People 4
Total 9963

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 1979
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2511
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1306
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1001
Total 6797

Gender Back to Top

Male 11386
Female 12185
Total 23571

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 1303
5-7 750
8-9 484
10-14 1321
15 259
16-17 534
18-19 471
20-24 1007
25-29 1051
30-44 4827
45-59 5025
60-64 1704
65-74 2331
75-84 1740
85-89 504
90+ 260
Total 23571

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 5468
Married 10193
Divorced 1603
Separated 448
Widowed 1700
Same Sex 42
Total 19454

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 11692
Good 7815
Fair 2959
Bad 860
Very Bad 245
Total 23571

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) 5422
Apprenticeship 646
2+ A Levels 2149
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2995
1-4 GCSEs 2868
No GCSEs 4566
Other 808
Total 19454

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22448
Mixed Ethnicity 408
Indian 215
Pakistani 41
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 78
Other Asian 117
Black African 96
Black Caribbean 65
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 55
Total 23571

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21538
Wales 171
Scotland 245
Northern Ireland 83
Republic of Ireland 185
European Union 450
Other 899
Total 23571

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20105
Republic of Ireland 228
Europe (including European Union) 402
African Countries 135
Middle East or Asia 105
North America or Caribbean 64
Central America 0
South America 21
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 86
None 2682

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15600
No Religion 5259
Buddhist 81
Hindu 105
Jewish 397
Muslim 158
Sikh 71
Other Religion 71
Not Stated 1829
Total 23571

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 6624
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2249
Self Employed 2450
Unemployed 524
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 989
Retired 2627
Looking After Home or Family 814
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 376
Other 297
Total 16950

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 87
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 621
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 33
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 69
Construction 1248
RetailInc. Wholesale 1510
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 593
Accommodation and Food 393
Information and Communication 527
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1032
Real Estate 248
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1013
Administration 538
Public Administration and Defence 719
Education 1152
HealthInc. Social Work 1173
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 654
Total 11617