Information about the M50 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M50. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M50 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 47
Semi-Detached 196
Terraced 524
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2976
Flat (Converted) 31
Residence in Commercial Building 25
Total 3799

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 226
Owned with Mortgage 453
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 280
Rented: Other Social 322
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1725
Rented: Other 30
Rent Free 39
Total 3082

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 1562
Two People 1066
Three People 279
Four People 103
Five People 48
Six People 21
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 3082

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 919
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1052
C2 - Skilled manual workers 262
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 588
Total 2821

Gender Back to Top

Male 2888
Female 2445
Total 5333

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
0-4 283
5-7 84
8-9 55
10-14 126
15 30
16-17 59
18-19 126
20-24 778
25-29 1193
30-44 1439
45-59 700
60-64 148
65-74 159
75-84 110
85-89 33
90+ 10
Total 5333

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 2954
Married 1138
Divorced 344
Separated 145
Widowed 140
Same Sex 34
Total 4755

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 2834
Good 1706
Fair 509
Bad 218
Very Bad 66
Total 5333

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) 2177
Apprenticeship 49
2+ A Levels 585
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 552
1-4 GCSEs 423
No GCSEs 662
Other 307
Total 4755

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4213
Mixed Ethnicity 153
Indian 172
Pakistani 95
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 191
Other Asian 79
Black African 248
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 134
Total 5333

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3676
Wales 75
Scotland 118
Northern Ireland 59
Republic of Ireland 57
European Union 481
Other 867
Total 5333

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3598
Republic of Ireland 70
Europe (including European Union) 527
African Countries 162
Middle East or Asia 372
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 5
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 31
None 606

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2844
No Religion 1675
Buddhist 52
Hindu 123
Jewish 7
Muslim 290
Sikh 13
Other Religion 20
Not Stated 309
Total 5333

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 2506
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 381
Self Employed 304
Unemployed 235
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 517
Retired 204
Looking After Home or Family 138
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 205
Other 112
Total 4602

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
Manufacturing 213
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 158
RetailInc. Wholesale 481
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 142
Accommodation and Food 240
Information and Communication 248
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 274
Real Estate 54
Professional, Scientific and Technical 339
Administration 243
Public Administration and Defence 118
Education 227
HealthInc. Social Work 439
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 161
Total 3372