Information about the M31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M31 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 2754
Semi-Detached 11799
Terraced 4264
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2230
Flat (Converted) 242
Residence in Commercial Building 189
Caravan/Park/Temporary 21
Total 21499

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7015
Owned with Mortgage 8298
Shared Ownership 157
Rented: From Council 939
Rented: Other Social 2564
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1690
Rented: Other 162
Rent Free 210
Total 21035

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 6057
Two People 7126
Three People 3554
Four People 3003
Five People 963
Six People 266
Seven People 44
8+ People 22
Total 21035

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 3203
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5278
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3169
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3511
Total 15161

Gender Back to Top

Male 24346
Female 25972
Total 50318

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 3132
5-7 1856
8-9 1177
10-14 3058
15 659
16-17 1367
18-19 1202
20-24 2648
25-29 2512
30-44 9978
45-59 10768
60-64 3234
65-74 4501
75-84 3069
85-89 772
90+ 385
Total 50318

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 12810
Married 19608
Divorced 3715
Separated 1032
Widowed 3216
Same Sex 55
Total 40436

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 24083
Good 16260
Fair 6871
Bad 2458
Very Bad 646
Total 50318

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) 9972
Apprenticeship 1865
2+ A Levels 5131
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7176
1-4 GCSEs 5944
No GCSEs 8795
Other 1553
Total 40436

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 47421
Mixed Ethnicity 973
Indian 329
Pakistani 249
Bangladeshi 40
Chinese 264
Other Asian 202
Black African 216
Black Caribbean 389
Other Black/African/Caribbean 107
Other 128
Total 50318

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 46358
Wales 304
Scotland 537
Northern Ireland 327
Republic of Ireland 762
European Union 634
Other 1396
Total 50318

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 40885
Republic of Ireland 605
Europe (including European Union) 511
African Countries 155
Middle East or Asia 293
North America or Caribbean 73
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 75
None 7993

Religion Back to Top

Christian 35622
No Religion 10622
Buddhist 131
Hindu 120
Jewish 61
Muslim 505
Sikh 85
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 3064
Total 50318

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 15273
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5356
Self Employed 2764
Unemployed 1348
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2550
Retired 5540
Looking After Home or Family 1146
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1711
Other 522
Total 36210

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 2096
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 143
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 205
Construction 1903
RetailInc. Wholesale 4120
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1284
Accommodation and Food 1017
Information and Communication 822
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1211
Real Estate 329
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1440
Administration 1301
Public Administration and Defence 1305
Education 2314
HealthInc. Social Work 3762
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1090
Total 24388