Information about the CM21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CM21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CM21 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 1552
Semi-Detached 1475
Terraced 988
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1067
Flat (Converted) 84
Residence in Commercial Building 47
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 5219

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1738
Owned with Mortgage 1951
Shared Ownership 33
Rented: From Council 103
Rented: Other Social 298
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 739
Rented: Other 45
Rent Free 57
Total 4964

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 1503
Two People 1797
Three People 701
Four People 708
Five People 204
Six People 38
Seven People 9
8+ People 4
Total 4964

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 1070
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1383
C2 - Skilled manual workers 681
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 476
Total 3610

Gender Back to Top

Male 5675
Female 5842
Total 11517

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
0-4 604
5-7 367
8-9 258
10-14 688
15 126
16-17 272
18-19 206
20-24 559
25-29 591
30-44 2450
45-59 2537
60-64 790
65-74 1111
75-84 711
85-89 161
90+ 86
Total 11517

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 2744
Married 4972
Divorced 852
Separated 256
Widowed 642
Same Sex 8
Total 9474

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 5628
Good 4106
Fair 1304
Bad 377
Very Bad 102
Total 11517

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) 2809
Apprenticeship 369
2+ A Levels 1141
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1658
1-4 GCSEs 1449
No GCSEs 1717
Other 331
Total 9474

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11059
Mixed Ethnicity 132
Indian 66
Pakistani 19
Bangladeshi 35
Chinese 31
Other Asian 52
Black African 54
Black Caribbean 32
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 30
Total 11517

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10534
Wales 109
Scotland 129
Northern Ireland 34
Republic of Ireland 70
European Union 213
Other 428
Total 11517

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10065
Republic of Ireland 67
Europe (including European Union) 196
African Countries 54
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 48
Central America 1
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 34
None 1116

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7086
No Religion 3271
Buddhist 39
Hindu 31
Jewish 68
Muslim 82
Sikh 8
Other Religion 40
Not Stated 892
Total 11517

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 3716
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1210
Self Employed 1075
Unemployed 216
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 467
Retired 1185
Looking After Home or Family 308
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 235
Other 104
Total 8516

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 28
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 520
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 32
Construction 585
RetailInc. Wholesale 965
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 296
Accommodation and Food 257
Information and Communication 279
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 422
Real Estate 120
Professional, Scientific and Technical 560
Administration 271
Public Administration and Defence 333
Education 537
HealthInc. Social Work 654
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 282
Total 6158