Information about the ME12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME12 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 4830
Semi-Detached 4453
Terraced 4808
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1172
Flat (Converted) 428
Residence in Commercial Building 193
Caravan/Park/Temporary 188
Total 16072

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4781
Owned with Mortgage 4988
Shared Ownership 138
Rented: From Council 317
Rented: Other Social 1775
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2688
Rented: Other 200
Rent Free 180
Total 15067

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 4310
Two People 5366
Three People 2487
Four People 1830
Five People 728
Six People 262
Seven People 59
8+ People 25
Total 15067

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 1074
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3051
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2954
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3756
Total 10835

Gender Back to Top

Male 18939
Female 18270
Total 37209

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 2369
5-7 1219
8-9 824
10-14 2392
15 504
16-17 1001
18-19 1001
20-24 2394
25-29 2267
30-44 6699
45-59 7630
60-64 2614
65-74 3686
75-84 1971
85-89 422
90+ 216
Total 37209

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 9954
Married 13208
Divorced 3296
Separated 1125
Widowed 2263
Same Sex 55
Total 29901

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 14651
Good 13555
Fair 6103
Bad 2216
Very Bad 684
Total 37209

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) 3595
Apprenticeship 1345
2+ A Levels 2950
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5066
1-4 GCSEs 5206
No GCSEs 10150
Other 1589
Total 29901

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35931
Mixed Ethnicity 424
Indian 111
Pakistani 40
Bangladeshi 121
Chinese 64
Other Asian 114
Black African 182
Black Caribbean 128
Other Black/African/Caribbean 40
Other 54
Total 37209

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34721
Wales 200
Scotland 387
Northern Ireland 90
Republic of Ireland 224
European Union 763
Other 824
Total 37209

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27179
Republic of Ireland 164
Europe (including European Union) 608
African Countries 111
Middle East or Asia 115
North America or Caribbean 40
Central America 2
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 35
None 9081

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22917
No Religion 11161
Buddhist 105
Hindu 82
Jewish 28
Muslim 313
Sikh 55
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 2421
Total 37209

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 9092
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3608
Self Employed 2455
Unemployed 1533
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1542
Retired 4418
Looking After Home or Family 1520
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1754
Other 1370
Total 27292

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 120
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 2030
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 195
Construction 1779
RetailInc. Wholesale 2534
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1223
Accommodation and Food 810
Information and Communication 211
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 313
Real Estate 167
Professional, Scientific and Technical 436
Administration 763
Public Administration and Defence 1466
Education 1158
HealthInc. Social Work 1680
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 551
Total 15503