Information about the M27 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M27. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M27 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 1693
Semi-Detached 9692
Terraced 4874
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2807
Flat (Converted) 123
Residence in Commercial Building 202
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 19395

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5410
Owned with Mortgage 6676
Shared Ownership 47
Rented: From Council 2428
Rented: Other Social 1465
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2178
Rented: Other 211
Rent Free 229
Total 18644

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 5864
Two People 6354
Three People 3184
Four People 2253
Five People 705
Six People 219
Seven People 42
8+ People 23
Total 18644

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 2134
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4699
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3052
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3877
Total 13762

Gender Back to Top

Male 21621
Female 21899
Total 43520

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 2911
5-7 1507
8-9 854
10-14 2515
15 500
16-17 1041
18-19 1027
20-24 2804
25-29 3153
30-44 9106
45-59 8481
60-64 2605
65-74 3793
75-84 2350
85-89 606
90+ 267
Total 43520

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 13247
Married 14823
Divorced 3333
Separated 1115
Widowed 2617
Same Sex 98
Total 35233

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 19398
Good 14969
Fair 6151
Bad 2330
Very Bad 672
Total 43520

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) 6780
Apprenticeship 1605
2+ A Levels 4372
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6046
1-4 GCSEs 5286
No GCSEs 9594
Other 1550
Total 35233

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40805
Mixed Ethnicity 685
Indian 262
Pakistani 224
Bangladeshi 139
Chinese 337
Other Asian 176
Black African 624
Black Caribbean 68
Other Black/African/Caribbean 57
Other 143
Total 43520

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39832
Wales 257
Scotland 425
Northern Ireland 187
Republic of Ireland 329
European Union 834
Other 1656
Total 43520

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34087
Republic of Ireland 262
Europe (including European Union) 852
African Countries 287
Middle East or Asia 360
North America or Caribbean 66
Central America 4
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 22
None 7757

Religion Back to Top

Christian 31041
No Religion 8949
Buddhist 128
Hindu 184
Jewish 120
Muslim 582
Sikh 20
Other Religion 117
Not Stated 2379
Total 43520

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 13378
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4111
Self Employed 2169
Unemployed 1495
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2140
Retired 4618
Looking After Home or Family 1113
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1798
Other 1188
Total 32010

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 1666
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 169
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 178
Construction 1795
RetailInc. Wholesale 3424
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1142
Accommodation and Food 985
Information and Communication 614
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 856
Real Estate 318
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1047
Administration 1103
Public Administration and Defence 1418
Education 1817
HealthInc. Social Work 2986
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 880
Total 20418