Information about the M3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M3 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 73
Semi-Detached 455
Terraced 535
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7935
Flat (Converted) 176
Residence in Commercial Building 175
Caravan/Park/Temporary 40
Total 9389

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 574
Owned with Mortgage 1195
Shared Ownership 63
Rented: From Council 1074
Rented: Other Social 576
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4760
Rented: Other 194
Rent Free 115
Total 8551

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 4012
Two People 3590
Three People 655
Four People 204
Five People 66
Six People 22
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 8551

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 2707
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3517
C2 - Skilled manual workers 603
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1364
Total 8191

Gender Back to Top

Male 9594
Female 6435
Total 16029

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
0-4 409
5-7 129
8-9 69
10-14 220
15 53
16-17 150
18-19 385
20-24 3649
25-29 4270
30-44 4396
45-59 1562
60-64 265
65-74 279
75-84 145
85-89 37
90+ 11
Total 16029

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 11669
Married 2073
Divorced 758
Separated 320
Widowed 203
Same Sex 126
Total 15149

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 8736
Good 5345
Fair 1263
Bad 540
Very Bad 145
Total 16029

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) 7588
Apprenticeship 118
2+ A Levels 2177
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1474
1-4 GCSEs 1093
No GCSEs 1632
Other 1067
Total 15149

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12480
Mixed Ethnicity 554
Indian 372
Pakistani 241
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 795
Other Asian 369
Black African 574
Black Caribbean 102
Other Black/African/Caribbean 55
Other 474
Total 16029

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10592
Wales 271
Scotland 367
Northern Ireland 197
Republic of Ireland 222
European Union 1439
Other 2941
Total 16029

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10889
Republic of Ireland 262
Europe (including European Union) 1646
African Countries 386
Middle East or Asia 1375
North America or Caribbean 133
Central America 12
South America 44
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 83
None 1414

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7072
No Religion 6251
Buddhist 242
Hindu 235
Jewish 110
Muslim 962
Sikh 49
Other Religion 97
Not Stated 1011
Total 16029

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 7443
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 966
Self Employed 944
Unemployed 579
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3272
Retired 340
Looking After Home or Family 228
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 539
Other 645
Total 14956

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 385
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 58
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 25
Construction 276
RetailInc. Wholesale 1516
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 229
Accommodation and Food 1157
Information and Communication 621
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 873
Real Estate 198
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1563
Administration 669
Public Administration and Defence 554
Education 854
HealthInc. Social Work 819
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 547
Total 10354