Information about the M40 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M40. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M40 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 1191
Semi-Detached 7516
Terraced 8152
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4594
Flat (Converted) 234
Residence in Commercial Building 188
Caravan/Park/Temporary 35
Total 21910

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3765
Owned with Mortgage 4870
Shared Ownership 88
Rented: From Council 6158
Rented: Other Social 2519
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3027
Rented: Other 237
Rent Free 370
Total 21034

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 7835
Two People 6036
Three People 3562
Four People 2243
Five People 863
Six People 394
Seven People 71
8+ People 30
Total 21034

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 1333
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4382
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3512
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 7394
Total 16621

Gender Back to Top

Male 23430
Female 24115
Total 47545

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 3632
5-7 1858
8-9 1068
10-14 2866
15 665
16-17 1296
18-19 1226
20-24 3311
25-29 3707
30-44 10139
45-59 9002
60-64 2491
65-74 3422
75-84 2126
85-89 459
90+ 277
Total 47545

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 17219
Married 12197
Divorced 3566
Separated 1599
Widowed 2775
Same Sex 100
Total 37456

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 19913
Good 15261
Fair 7518
Bad 3740
Very Bad 1113
Total 47545

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) 5403
Apprenticeship 1077
2+ A Levels 3786
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5562
1-4 GCSEs 5673
No GCSEs 13737
Other 2218
Total 37456

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38348
Mixed Ethnicity 1831
Indian 240
Pakistani 598
Bangladeshi 52
Chinese 1111
Other Asian 597
Black African 3178
Black Caribbean 437
Other Black/African/Caribbean 654
Other 499
Total 47545

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39295
Wales 207
Scotland 599
Northern Ireland 263
Republic of Ireland 710
European Union 1296
Other 5175
Total 47545

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32206
Republic of Ireland 474
Europe (including European Union) 1670
African Countries 1407
Middle East or Asia 763
North America or Caribbean 131
Central America 5
South America 36
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 27
None 11096

Religion Back to Top

Christian 31968
No Religion 9867
Buddhist 279
Hindu 175
Jewish 48
Muslim 1875
Sikh 77
Other Religion 140
Not Stated 3116
Total 47545

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 11579
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4434
Self Employed 1866
Unemployed 2561
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3166
Retired 4118
Looking After Home or Family 1861
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3661
Other 1348
Total 34594

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 1361
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 87
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 154
Construction 1339
RetailInc. Wholesale 3300
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1241
Accommodation and Food 1455
Information and Communication 456
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 706
Real Estate 297
Professional, Scientific and Technical 819
Administration 1360
Public Administration and Defence 888
Education 1600
HealthInc. Social Work 2672
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 898
Total 18641