Information about the ME17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME17 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 4383
Semi-Detached 3697
Terraced 1766
Flat (Purpose-Built) 519
Flat (Converted) 119
Residence in Commercial Building 85
Caravan/Park/Temporary 184
Total 10753

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3958
Owned with Mortgage 4011
Shared Ownership 113
Rented: From Council 168
Rented: Other Social 802
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 938
Rented: Other 137
Rent Free 177
Total 10304

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 2294
Two People 4177
Three People 1672
Four People 1487
Five People 471
Six People 168
Seven People 24
8+ People 11
Total 10304

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 2003
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2339
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1635
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1196
Total 7173

Gender Back to Top

Male 12656
Female 13032
Total 25688

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 1342
5-7 823
8-9 548
10-14 1548
15 348
16-17 687
18-19 531
20-24 1166
25-29 1145
30-44 4835
45-59 5714
60-64 1966
65-74 2889
75-84 1547
85-89 398
90+ 201
Total 25688

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 5351
Married 11938
Divorced 1838
Separated 472
Widowed 1445
Same Sex 35
Total 21079

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 12386
Good 8995
Fair 3171
Bad 886
Very Bad 250
Total 25688

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) 5609
Apprenticeship 1017
2+ A Levels 2466
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3699
1-4 GCSEs 2987
No GCSEs 4307
Other 994
Total 21079

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25014
Mixed Ethnicity 243
Indian 79
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 33
Chinese 49
Other Asian 137
Black African 54
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 29
Total 25688

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 23575
Wales 211
Scotland 282
Northern Ireland 71
Republic of Ireland 114
European Union 590
Other 845
Total 25688

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21417
Republic of Ireland 115
Europe (including European Union) 520
African Countries 110
Middle East or Asia 98
North America or Caribbean 84
Central America 1
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 81
None 3450

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17338
No Religion 6159
Buddhist 75
Hindu 37
Jewish 34
Muslim 111
Sikh 29
Other Religion 112
Not Stated 1793
Total 25688

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 7216
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2635
Self Employed 2746
Unemployed 508
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1062
Retired 3167
Looking After Home or Family 835
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 441
Other 323
Total 18933

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 384
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 838
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 66
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 116
Construction 1519
RetailInc. Wholesale 1994
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 613
Accommodation and Food 568
Information and Communication 440
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 596
Real Estate 205
Professional, Scientific and Technical 922
Administration 643
Public Administration and Defence 863
Education 1212
HealthInc. Social Work 1269
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 649
Total 12910