Information about the M6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district M6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about M6 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 687
Semi-Detached 5031
Terraced 6015
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4717
Flat (Converted) 473
Residence in Commercial Building 93
Caravan/Park/Temporary 27
Total 17043

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3258
Owned with Mortgage 3917
Shared Ownership 120
Rented: From Council 3481
Rented: Other Social 2037
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2946
Rented: Other 152
Rent Free 301
Total 16212

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 6616
Two People 4916
Three People 2400
Four People 1452
Five People 561
Six People 187
Seven People 54
8+ People 26
Total 16212

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 1519
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4039
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2373
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4530
Total 12461

Gender Back to Top

Male 18489
Female 18253
Total 36742

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 2178
5-7 1083
8-9 633
10-14 1677
15 418
16-17 758
18-19 1772
20-24 4330
25-29 3278
30-44 7139
45-59 6438
60-64 1819
65-74 2639
75-84 1840
85-89 484
90+ 256
Total 36742

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 15526
Married 9267
Divorced 2607
Separated 997
Widowed 2254
Same Sex 102
Total 30753

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 16054
Good 11890
Fair 5569
Bad 2523
Very Bad 706
Total 36742

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) 6086
Apprenticeship 942
2+ A Levels 4793
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4388
1-4 GCSEs 3977
No GCSEs 8789
Other 1778
Total 30753

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32221
Mixed Ethnicity 787
Indian 529
Pakistani 369
Bangladeshi 30
Chinese 514
Other Asian 406
Black African 1269
Black Caribbean 133
Other Black/African/Caribbean 95
Other 389
Total 36742

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30698
Wales 243
Scotland 438
Northern Ireland 221
Republic of Ireland 454
European Union 1514
Other 3174
Total 36742

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26043
Republic of Ireland 383
Europe (including European Union) 1592
African Countries 676
Middle East or Asia 918
North America or Caribbean 74
Central America 1
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 7159

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23915
No Religion 8726
Buddhist 209
Hindu 256
Jewish 104
Muslim 1099
Sikh 27
Other Religion 121
Not Stated 2285
Total 36742

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 9714
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3180
Self Employed 1366
Unemployed 1463
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5210
Retired 3057
Looking After Home or Family 1047
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2296
Other 840
Total 28173

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 1028
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 79
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 151
Construction 1097
RetailInc. Wholesale 2853
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 816
Accommodation and Food 1330
Information and Communication 466
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 678
Real Estate 217
Professional, Scientific and Technical 768
Administration 1050
Public Administration and Defence 765
Education 1268
HealthInc. Social Work 2528
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 814
Total 15926