Information about the M4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M4 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 87
Semi-Detached 240
Terraced 610
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6711
Flat (Converted) 234
Residence in Commercial Building 218
Caravan/Park/Temporary 35
Total 8135

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 374
Owned with Mortgage 984
Shared Ownership 104
Rented: From Council 631
Rented: Other Social 660
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4604
Rented: Other 123
Rent Free 95
Total 7575

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 3255
Two People 3464
Three People 611
Four People 178
Five People 48
Six People 14
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 7575

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 2559
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2899
C2 - Skilled manual workers 493
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1133
Total 7084

Gender Back to Top

Male 7694
Female 5790
Total 13484

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
0-4 350
5-7 109
8-9 57
10-14 200
15 48
16-17 148
18-19 290
20-24 3150
25-29 3915
30-44 3386
45-59 991
60-64 228
65-74 361
75-84 187
85-89 50
90+ 14
Total 13484

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 9942
Married 1638
Divorced 546
Separated 251
Widowed 254
Same Sex 89
Total 12720

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 7637
Good 4210
Fair 1067
Bad 440
Very Bad 130
Total 13484

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) 6924
Apprenticeship 111
2+ A Levels 1862
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1060
1-4 GCSEs 775
No GCSEs 1380
Other 608
Total 12720

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10635
Mixed Ethnicity 475
Indian 326
Pakistani 143
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 725
Other Asian 283
Black African 280
Black Caribbean 116
Other Black/African/Caribbean 96
Other 384
Total 13484

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9379
Wales 252
Scotland 281
Northern Ireland 208
Republic of Ireland 217
European Union 925
Other 2222
Total 13484

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9911
Republic of Ireland 271
Europe (including European Union) 1021
African Countries 167
Middle East or Asia 1019
North America or Caribbean 153
Central America 34
South America 48
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 87
None 985

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5645
No Religion 5796
Buddhist 179
Hindu 230
Jewish 71
Muslim 625
Sikh 37
Other Religion 80
Not Stated 821
Total 13484

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 6974
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 718
Self Employed 764
Unemployed 483
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2247
Retired 390
Looking After Home or Family 197
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 453
Other 243
Total 12469

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 329
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 43
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 19
Construction 204
RetailInc. Wholesale 1442
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 234
Accommodation and Food 915
Information and Communication 726
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 766
Real Estate 105
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1264
Administration 613
Public Administration and Defence 319
Education 907
HealthInc. Social Work 791
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 506
Total 9189