Information about the ME16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME16 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 2271
Semi-Detached 4476
Terraced 3438
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2629
Flat (Converted) 502
Residence in Commercial Building 76
Caravan/Park/Temporary 37
Total 13429

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4077
Owned with Mortgage 4799
Shared Ownership 212
Rented: From Council 197
Rented: Other Social 1007
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2364
Rented: Other 239
Rent Free 98
Total 12993

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 3645
Two People 4788
Three People 2031
Four People 1814
Five People 532
Six People 142
Seven People 27
8+ People 14
Total 12993

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 2361
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3506
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2007
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1927
Total 9801

Gender Back to Top

Male 15149
Female 15905
Total 31054

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 1960
5-7 1030
8-9 631
10-14 1791
15 373
16-17 783
18-19 647
20-24 1975
25-29 2276
30-44 6907
45-59 5718
60-64 1733
65-74 2683
75-84 1776
85-89 490
90+ 281
Total 31054

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 8339
Married 12100
Divorced 2299
Separated 766
Widowed 1735
Same Sex 30
Total 25269

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 14935
Good 10963
Fair 3825
Bad 1026
Very Bad 305
Total 31054

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) 7023
Apprenticeship 965
2+ A Levels 3260
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4444
1-4 GCSEs 3476
No GCSEs 4697
Other 1404
Total 25269

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28489
Mixed Ethnicity 560
Indian 534
Pakistani 101
Bangladeshi 106
Chinese 112
Other Asian 634
Black African 209
Black Caribbean 91
Other Black/African/Caribbean 47
Other 171
Total 31054

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26638
Wales 230
Scotland 343
Northern Ireland 98
Republic of Ireland 209
European Union 1348
Other 2188
Total 31054

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24253
Republic of Ireland 216
Europe (including European Union) 1336
African Countries 254
Middle East or Asia 627
North America or Caribbean 106
Central America 7
South America 31
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 86
None 4408

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19054
No Religion 8471
Buddhist 151
Hindu 396
Jewish 30
Muslim 473
Sikh 65
Other Religion 145
Not Stated 2269
Total 31054

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 10185
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3143
Self Employed 2047
Unemployed 811
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1646
Retired 3128
Looking After Home or Family 846
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 584
Other 332
Total 22722

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 87
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 1023
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 75
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 152
Construction 1491
RetailInc. Wholesale 2601
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 778
Accommodation and Food 696
Information and Communication 460
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 762
Real Estate 212
Professional, Scientific and Technical 946
Administration 803
Public Administration and Defence 1250
Education 1483
HealthInc. Social Work 2433
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 687
Total 15948