Information about the M25 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M25. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M25 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 3512
Semi-Detached 11285
Terraced 5536
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3664
Flat (Converted) 376
Residence in Commercial Building 224
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 24600

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7451
Owned with Mortgage 8779
Shared Ownership 63
Rented: From Council 1877
Rented: Other Social 1660
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3205
Rented: Other 254
Rent Free 290
Total 23579

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 7512
Two People 7444
Three People 3750
Four People 2969
Five People 1180
Six People 460
Seven People 131
8+ People 133
Total 23579

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 4465
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5860
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3080
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4024
Total 17429

Gender Back to Top

Male 27586
Female 29267
Total 56853

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 4122
5-7 2306
8-9 1267
10-14 3492
15 773
16-17 1472
18-19 1264
20-24 3120
25-29 3654
30-44 11864
45-59 11185
60-64 3231
65-74 4762
75-84 3080
85-89 812
90+ 449
Total 56853

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 15221
Married 21108
Divorced 3823
Separated 1295
Widowed 3333
Same Sex 113
Total 44893

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 27507
Good 18253
Fair 7775
Bad 2566
Very Bad 752
Total 56853

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) 12890
Apprenticeship 1338
2+ A Levels 5314
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7333
1-4 GCSEs 6028
No GCSEs 9802
Other 2188
Total 44893

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 49698
Mixed Ethnicity 1266
Indian 723
Pakistani 2287
Bangladeshi 89
Chinese 484
Other Asian 595
Black African 522
Black Caribbean 323
Other Black/African/Caribbean 84
Other 782
Total 56853

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 48807
Wales 350
Scotland 755
Northern Ireland 334
Republic of Ireland 832
European Union 1722
Other 4053
Total 56853

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 45634
Republic of Ireland 776
Europe (including European Union) 1765
African Countries 343
Middle East or Asia 943
North America or Caribbean 234
Central America 7
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 99
None 7756

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30195
No Religion 9866
Buddhist 186
Hindu 395
Jewish 8816
Muslim 3207
Sikh 218
Other Religion 121
Not Stated 3849
Total 56853

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 15805
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5957
Self Employed 4225
Unemployed 1711
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3214
Retired 5341
Looking After Home or Family 1601
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1907
Other 791
Total 40552

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 26
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1664
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 94
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 129
Construction 1767
RetailInc. Wholesale 4589
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1162
Accommodation and Food 1364
Information and Communication 1041
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1258
Real Estate 527
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2057
Administration 1308
Public Administration and Defence 1521
Education 3270
HealthInc. Social Work 3822
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1231
Total 26844