Information about the M21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M21 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 693
Semi-Detached 5959
Terraced 3393
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2595
Flat (Converted) 1419
Residence in Commercial Building 245
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 14308

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3065
Owned with Mortgage 4521
Shared Ownership 71
Rented: From Council 718
Rented: Other Social 1746
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3312
Rented: Other 155
Rent Free 141
Total 13729

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 4376
Two People 4372
Three People 2113
Four People 1692
Five People 685
Six People 343
Seven People 79
8+ People 69
Total 13729

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 4436
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3517
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1293
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2168
Total 11414

Gender Back to Top

Male 16153
Female 16951
Total 33104

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 2222
5-7 1126
8-9 709
10-14 1830
15 356
16-17 732
18-19 565
20-24 2045
25-29 4005
30-44 9130
45-59 5650
60-64 1323
65-74 1654
75-84 1234
85-89 343
90+ 180
Total 33104

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 13690
Married 9163
Divorced 1790
Separated 701
Widowed 1343
Same Sex 174
Total 26861

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 17390
Good 10088
Fair 3760
Bad 1387
Very Bad 479
Total 33104

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) 13427
Apprenticeship 406
2+ A Levels 2581
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2695
1-4 GCSEs 2174
No GCSEs 4273
Other 1305
Total 26861

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24103
Mixed Ethnicity 1646
Indian 612
Pakistani 3422
Bangladeshi 172
Chinese 345
Other Asian 482
Black African 421
Black Caribbean 659
Other Black/African/Caribbean 316
Other 926
Total 33104

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25576
Wales 465
Scotland 603
Northern Ireland 406
Republic of Ireland 717
European Union 1048
Other 4289
Total 33104

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26641
Republic of Ireland 759
Europe (including European Union) 1106
African Countries 280
Middle East or Asia 956
North America or Caribbean 203
Central America 5
South America 41
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 142
None 3564

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13737
No Religion 10988
Buddhist 276
Hindu 237
Jewish 177
Muslim 4777
Sikh 232
Other Religion 140
Not Stated 2540
Total 33104

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 11337
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2960
Self Employed 2595
Unemployed 1019
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2432
Retired 2030
Looking After Home or Family 971
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1161
Other 599
Total 25104

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 814
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 83
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 676
RetailInc. Wholesale 1972
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 590
Accommodation and Food 846
Information and Communication 1024
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 727
Real Estate 331
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1910
Administration 797
Public Administration and Defence 875
Education 2977
HealthInc. Social Work 2820
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 978
Total 17512