Information about the M5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M5 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 310
Semi-Detached 1368
Terraced 3477
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6072
Flat (Converted) 114
Residence in Commercial Building 53
Total 11394

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1002
Owned with Mortgage 1739
Shared Ownership 44
Rented: From Council 2840
Rented: Other Social 1088
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3335
Rented: Other 108
Rent Free 172
Total 10328

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 4329
Two People 3567
Three People 1352
Four People 651
Five People 287
Six People 110
Seven People 23
8+ People 9
Total 10328

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 1600
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3015
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1188
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2987
Total 8790

Gender Back to Top

Male 10720
Female 10030
Total 20750

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 1283
5-7 570
8-9 362
10-14 876
15 216
16-17 399
18-19 607
20-24 2639
25-29 3136
30-44 4873
45-59 2929
60-64 869
65-74 1127
75-84 651
85-89 160
90+ 53
Total 20750

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 10295
Married 4146
Divorced 1432
Separated 585
Widowed 881
Same Sex 104
Total 17443

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 9520
Good 6735
Fair 2764
Bad 1343
Very Bad 388
Total 20750

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) 4985
Apprenticeship 338
2+ A Levels 2106
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2198
1-4 GCSEs 1970
No GCSEs 4656
Other 1190
Total 17443

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17424
Mixed Ethnicity 552
Indian 353
Pakistani 213
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 433
Other Asian 285
Black African 928
Black Caribbean 127
Other Black/African/Caribbean 111
Other 313
Total 20750

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15822
Wales 225
Scotland 345
Northern Ireland 196
Republic of Ireland 253
European Union 1524
Other 2385
Total 20750

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13672
Republic of Ireland 234
Europe (including European Union) 1687
African Countries 481
Middle East or Asia 806
North America or Caribbean 74
Central America 14
South America 37
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 49
None 3850

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12303
No Religion 5963
Buddhist 135
Hindu 223
Jewish 46
Muslim 760
Sikh 33
Other Religion 80
Not Stated 1207
Total 20750

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 6993
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1723
Self Employed 826
Unemployed 996
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2152
Retired 1323
Looking After Home or Family 668
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1349
Other 549
Total 16579

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 10
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 657
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 52
Construction 483
RetailInc. Wholesale 1689
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 512
Accommodation and Food 991
Information and Communication 478
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 692
Real Estate 141
Professional, Scientific and Technical 743
Administration 806
Public Administration and Defence 413
Education 728
HealthInc. Social Work 1302
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 533
Total 10285