Information about the M18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M18 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 442
Semi-Detached 3315
Terraced 5123
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1617
Flat (Converted) 200
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 10818

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1540
Owned with Mortgage 2212
Shared Ownership 99
Rented: From Council 1198
Rented: Other Social 2499
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2411
Rented: Other 162
Rent Free 208
Total 10329

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 3650
Two People 2844
Three People 1691
Four People 1265
Five People 528
Six People 265
Seven People 54
8+ People 32
Total 10329

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 653
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2268
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1725
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3740
Total 8386

Gender Back to Top

Male 12096
Female 12449
Total 24545

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 2457
5-7 1191
8-9 569
10-14 1643
15 329
16-17 648
18-19 664
20-24 1679
25-29 1952
30-44 5679
45-59 4047
60-64 956
65-74 1483
75-84 924
85-89 213
90+ 111
Total 24545

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 8328
Married 6135
Divorced 1781
Separated 849
Widowed 1213
Same Sex 50
Total 18356

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 10704
Good 8124
Fair 3643
Bad 1617
Very Bad 457
Total 24545

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) 2821
Apprenticeship 520
2+ A Levels 1823
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2818
1-4 GCSEs 2691
No GCSEs 6215
Other 1468
Total 18356

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 16812
Mixed Ethnicity 1262
Indian 172
Pakistani 1107
Bangladeshi 160
Chinese 447
Other Asian 433
Black African 2670
Black Caribbean 547
Other Black/African/Caribbean 587
Other 348
Total 24545

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18117
Wales 115
Scotland 265
Northern Ireland 118
Republic of Ireland 403
European Union 1231
Other 4296
Total 24545

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14318
Republic of Ireland 294
Europe (including European Union) 1559
African Countries 1439
Middle East or Asia 791
North America or Caribbean 164
Central America 6
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 6181

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14646
No Religion 5480
Buddhist 114
Hindu 78
Jewish 36
Muslim 2144
Sikh 69
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 1905
Total 24545

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 5547
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2326
Self Employed 835
Unemployed 1448
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1865
Retired 1660
Looking After Home or Family 1097
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1579
Other 751
Total 17108

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 654
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 559
RetailInc. Wholesale 1569
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 570
Accommodation and Food 815
Information and Communication 190
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 285
Real Estate 115
Professional, Scientific and Technical 373
Administration 877
Public Administration and Defence 380
Education 895
HealthInc. Social Work 1336
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 476
Total 9207