Information about the ME1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME1 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 1672
Semi-Detached 3788
Terraced 5436
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2683
Flat (Converted) 535
Residence in Commercial Building 251
Caravan/Park/Temporary 97
Total 14462

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3937
Owned with Mortgage 4944
Shared Ownership 155
Rented: From Council 216
Rented: Other Social 1864
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2408
Rented: Other 204
Rent Free 210
Total 13938

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 4369
Two People 4655
Three People 2199
Four People 1818
Five People 600
Six People 237
Seven People 41
8+ People 19
Total 13938

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 2342
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3546
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2299
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2391
Total 10578

Gender Back to Top

Male 16930
Female 16924
Total 33854

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 1984
5-7 1096
8-9 709
10-14 1955
15 440
16-17 982
18-19 1247
20-24 2654
25-29 2264
30-44 6883
45-59 6601
60-64 1860
65-74 2687
75-84 1746
85-89 479
90+ 267
Total 33854

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 10339
Married 11789
Divorced 2770
Separated 839
Widowed 1869
Same Sex 64
Total 27670

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 15590
Good 12198
Fair 4413
Bad 1313
Very Bad 340
Total 33854

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) 6732
Apprenticeship 1250
2+ A Levels 3503
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4722
1-4 GCSEs 4188
No GCSEs 5872
Other 1403
Total 27670

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29676
Mixed Ethnicity 855
Indian 1191
Pakistani 143
Bangladeshi 344
Chinese 227
Other Asian 415
Black African 468
Black Caribbean 181
Other Black/African/Caribbean 73
Other 281
Total 33854

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29107
Wales 270
Scotland 450
Northern Ireland 137
Republic of Ireland 272
European Union 1101
Other 2517
Total 33854

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26163
Republic of Ireland 283
Europe (including European Union) 992
African Countries 325
Middle East or Asia 493
North America or Caribbean 106
Central America 3
South America 21
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 122
None 5672

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18586
No Religion 10342
Buddhist 160
Hindu 329
Jewish 54
Muslim 890
Sikh 859
Other Religion 221
Not Stated 2413
Total 33854

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 10057
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3240
Self Employed 2356
Unemployed 1174
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2336
Retired 3125
Looking After Home or Family 1097
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 867
Other 926
Total 25178

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1171
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 118
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 169
Construction 1669
RetailInc. Wholesale 2490
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 849
Accommodation and Food 763
Information and Communication 552
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 781
Real Estate 234
Professional, Scientific and Technical 908
Administration 687
Public Administration and Defence 1360
Education 1854
HealthInc. Social Work 1891
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 729
Total 16262