Information about the M26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M26 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 2683
Semi-Detached 6352
Terraced 5851
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2359
Flat (Converted) 153
Residence in Commercial Building 155
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 17567

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4353
Owned with Mortgage 6520
Shared Ownership 81
Rented: From Council 1951
Rented: Other Social 1027
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2411
Rented: Other 216
Rent Free 176
Total 16735

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 5320
Two People 5492
Three People 2771
Four People 2191
Five People 684
Six People 202
Seven People 44
8+ People 31
Total 16735

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 2085
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4243
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2949
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3994
Total 13271

Gender Back to Top

Male 19138
Female 19796
Total 38934

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 2755
5-7 1438
8-9 890
10-14 2417
15 530
16-17 998
18-19 946
20-24 2556
25-29 2728
30-44 8371
45-59 7802
60-64 2419
65-74 3000
75-84 1514
85-89 386
90+ 184
Total 38934

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 11123
Married 13573
Divorced 3263
Separated 968
Widowed 1909
Same Sex 68
Total 30904

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 18116
Good 13139
Fair 5245
Bad 1917
Very Bad 517
Total 38934

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) 6216
Apprenticeship 1213
2+ A Levels 4072
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5653
1-4 GCSEs 5059
No GCSEs 7453
Other 1238
Total 30904

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36332
Mixed Ethnicity 659
Indian 254
Pakistani 737
Bangladeshi 33
Chinese 228
Other Asian 230
Black African 174
Black Caribbean 74
Other Black/African/Caribbean 32
Other 181
Total 38934

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35918
Wales 197
Scotland 427
Northern Ireland 166
Republic of Ireland 273
European Union 601
Other 1352
Total 38934

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30530
Republic of Ireland 194
Europe (including European Union) 501
African Countries 113
Middle East or Asia 295
North America or Caribbean 76
Central America 5
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 7395

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26200
No Religion 8254
Buddhist 100
Hindu 190
Jewish 989
Muslim 1010
Sikh 31
Other Religion 94
Not Stated 2066
Total 38934

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 12327
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3906
Self Employed 2267
Unemployed 1363
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1879
Retired 3794
Looking After Home or Family 1097
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1638
Other 549
Total 28820

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 29
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 1979
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 94
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 212
Construction 1536
RetailInc. Wholesale 3622
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1043
Accommodation and Food 826
Information and Communication 654
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 819
Real Estate 271
Professional, Scientific and Technical 935
Administration 968
Public Administration and Defence 1059
Education 1614
HealthInc. Social Work 2586
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 809
Total 19061