Information about the ME15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME15 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 3932
Semi-Detached 7803
Terraced 5943
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3458
Flat (Converted) 477
Residence in Commercial Building 202
Caravan/Park/Temporary 82
Total 21897

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6049
Owned with Mortgage 7426
Shared Ownership 179
Rented: From Council 955
Rented: Other Social 3776
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2381
Rented: Other 243
Rent Free 259
Total 21268

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 5678
Two People 7500
Three People 3563
Four People 3047
Five People 1027
Six People 346
Seven People 76
8+ People 31
Total 21268

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 2970
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4711
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3662
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4330
Total 15673

Gender Back to Top

Male 25408
Female 26651
Total 52059

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 3615
5-7 1897
8-9 1213
10-14 3305
15 690
16-17 1465
18-19 1338
20-24 3174
25-29 3512
30-44 10359
45-59 9922
60-64 3098
65-74 4439
75-84 2891
85-89 783
90+ 358
Total 52059

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 13395
Married 19843
Divorced 3912
Separated 1195
Widowed 2933
Same Sex 61
Total 41339

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 24282
Good 18185
Fair 7000
Bad 1975
Very Bad 617
Total 52059

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) 8626
Apprenticeship 1576
2+ A Levels 4792
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7386
1-4 GCSEs 6532
No GCSEs 10134
Other 2293
Total 41339

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 49063
Mixed Ethnicity 857
Indian 258
Pakistani 151
Bangladeshi 158
Chinese 123
Other Asian 790
Black African 352
Black Caribbean 103
Other Black/African/Caribbean 63
Other 141
Total 52059

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 46302
Wales 342
Scotland 479
Northern Ireland 161
Republic of Ireland 238
European Union 1988
Other 2549
Total 52059

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 39290
Republic of Ireland 222
Europe (including European Union) 1791
African Countries 308
Middle East or Asia 628
North America or Caribbean 155
Central America 6
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 108
None 9923

Religion Back to Top

Christian 31516
No Religion 15335
Buddhist 320
Hindu 319
Jewish 43
Muslim 732
Sikh 51
Other Religion 199
Not Stated 3544
Total 52059

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 14840
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5537
Self Employed 3772
Unemployed 1623
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2398
Retired 5088
Looking After Home or Family 1930
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1392
Other 727
Total 37307

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 262
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 1627
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 162
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 252
Construction 2889
RetailInc. Wholesale 4520
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1328
Accommodation and Food 1252
Information and Communication 742
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 945
Real Estate 291
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1318
Administration 1508
Public Administration and Defence 1819
Education 2019
HealthInc. Social Work 2831
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1128
Total 24911