Information about the CM2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CM2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CM2 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 6215
Semi-Detached 8603
Terraced 6179
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5212
Flat (Converted) 332
Residence in Commercial Building 195
Caravan/Park/Temporary 267
Total 27003

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8707
Owned with Mortgage 10494
Shared Ownership 235
Rented: From Council 481
Rented: Other Social 2646
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3264
Rented: Other 272
Rent Free 240
Total 26339

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 7647
Two People 9148
Three People 4102
Four People 3837
Five People 1244
Six People 303
Seven People 42
8+ People 16
Total 26339

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 5972
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7006
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3551
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3244
Total 19773

Gender Back to Top

Male 31042
Female 31731
Total 62773

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 3985
5-7 2181
8-9 1384
10-14 3568
15 742
16-17 1664
18-19 1393
20-24 3458
25-29 4342
30-44 14329
45-59 12116
60-64 3691
65-74 5260
75-84 3357
85-89 845
90+ 458
Total 62773

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 16588
Married 25361
Divorced 4657
Separated 1155
Widowed 3069
Same Sex 83
Total 50913

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 32054
Good 21685
Fair 6919
Bad 1635
Very Bad 480
Total 62773

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) 15595
Apprenticeship 1798
2+ A Levels 6230
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8811
1-4 GCSEs 7441
No GCSEs 9005
Other 2033
Total 50913

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 58556
Mixed Ethnicity 1142
Indian 778
Pakistani 306
Bangladeshi 173
Chinese 379
Other Asian 390
Black African 536
Black Caribbean 193
Other Black/African/Caribbean 89
Other 231
Total 62773

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 56078
Wales 484
Scotland 814
Northern Ireland 207
Republic of Ireland 447
European Union 1469
Other 3274
Total 62773

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 52285
Republic of Ireland 466
Europe (including European Union) 1344
African Countries 471
Middle East or Asia 666
North America or Caribbean 231
Central America 12
South America 40
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 243
None 7683

Religion Back to Top

Christian 38029
No Religion 18335
Buddhist 214
Hindu 551
Jewish 140
Muslim 853
Sikh 68
Other Religion 212
Not Stated 4371
Total 62773

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 20567
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6671
Self Employed 4569
Unemployed 1598
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2984
Retired 6151
Looking After Home or Family 1909
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 967
Other 837
Total 46253

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 130
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 2136
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 212
Construction 2642
RetailInc. Wholesale 4927
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1428
Accommodation and Food 1351
Information and Communication 1305
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3410
Real Estate 496
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2590
Administration 1339
Public Administration and Defence 2318
Education 3402
HealthInc. Social Work 3490
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1588
Total 32871