Information about the M23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M23 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 1381
Semi-Detached 5220
Terraced 4444
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3627
Flat (Converted) 185
Residence in Commercial Building 69
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 14930

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2449
Owned with Mortgage 4565
Shared Ownership 120
Rented: From Council 2365
Rented: Other Social 3273
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1427
Rented: Other 196
Rent Free 208
Total 14603

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 5203
Two People 4368
Three People 2506
Four People 1694
Five People 576
Six People 198
Seven People 38
8+ People 20
Total 14603

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 1552
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3575
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2395
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3927
Total 11449

Gender Back to Top

Male 15978
Female 16950
Total 32928

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 2610
5-7 1234
8-9 746
10-14 1961
15 390
16-17 783
18-19 759
20-24 2051
25-29 2793
30-44 7440
45-59 5978
60-64 1790
65-74 2125
75-84 1533
85-89 493
90+ 242
Total 32928

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 11076
Married 9220
Divorced 2767
Separated 954
Widowed 1917
Same Sex 53
Total 25987

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 14691
Good 10731
Fair 4795
Bad 2087
Very Bad 624
Total 32928

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) 5252
Apprenticeship 771
2+ A Levels 2852
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4101
1-4 GCSEs 4172
No GCSEs 7524
Other 1315
Total 25987

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28172
Mixed Ethnicity 1236
Indian 695
Pakistani 494
Bangladeshi 41
Chinese 333
Other Asian 343
Black African 654
Black Caribbean 290
Other Black/African/Caribbean 243
Other 427
Total 32928

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28159
Wales 226
Scotland 416
Northern Ireland 197
Republic of Ireland 420
European Union 1008
Other 2502
Total 32928

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24169
Republic of Ireland 334
Europe (including European Union) 1094
African Countries 367
Middle East or Asia 596
North America or Caribbean 104
Central America 4
South America 32
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 50
None 6521

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20833
No Religion 8157
Buddhist 113
Hindu 215
Jewish 86
Muslim 1181
Sikh 80
Other Religion 102
Not Stated 2161
Total 32928

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 9597
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3288
Self Employed 1461
Unemployed 1426
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1796
Retired 2547
Looking After Home or Family 1126
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1893
Other 585
Total 23719

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 10
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 974
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 58
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 981
RetailInc. Wholesale 2333
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1137
Accommodation and Food 1013
Information and Communication 543
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 531
Real Estate 237
Professional, Scientific and Technical 737
Administration 1153
Public Administration and Defence 522
Education 1264
HealthInc. Social Work 2518
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 705
Total 14808