Information about the ME18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME18 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 1547
Semi-Detached 1235
Terraced 696
Flat (Purpose-Built) 224
Flat (Converted) 86
Residence in Commercial Building 37
Caravan/Park/Temporary 242
Total 4067

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1447
Owned with Mortgage 1392
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 62
Rented: Other Social 304
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 515
Rented: Other 55
Rent Free 78
Total 3876

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 967
Two People 1514
Three People 595
Four People 547
Five People 182
Six People 50
Seven People 16
8+ People 5
Total 3876

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 854
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 910
C2 - Skilled manual workers 498
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 444
Total 2706

Gender Back to Top

Male 4624
Female 4755
Total 9379

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
0-4 440
5-7 325
8-9 201
10-14 633
15 133
16-17 257
18-19 146
20-24 370
25-29 295
30-44 1664
45-59 2277
60-64 797
65-74 1045
75-84 603
85-89 129
90+ 64
Total 9379

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 1779
Married 4403
Divorced 757
Separated 172
Widowed 520
Same Sex 16
Total 7647

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 4635
Good 3145
Fair 1214
Bad 310
Very Bad 75
Total 9379

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) 2314
Apprenticeship 327
2+ A Levels 872
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1244
1-4 GCSEs 949
No GCSEs 1575
Other 366
Total 7647

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9161
Mixed Ethnicity 90
Indian 27
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 11
Other Asian 43
Black African 8
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 9
Total 9379

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8553
Wales 68
Scotland 143
Northern Ireland 26
Republic of Ireland 47
European Union 199
Other 343
Total 9379

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7960
Republic of Ireland 47
Europe (including European Union) 160
African Countries 39
Middle East or Asia 38
North America or Caribbean 50
Central America 1
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 61
None 1120

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6434
No Religion 2180
Buddhist 28
Hindu 28
Jewish 17
Muslim 14
Sikh 2
Other Religion 31
Not Stated 645
Total 9379

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 2521
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 934
Self Employed 1084
Unemployed 152
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 376
Retired 1179
Looking After Home or Family 320
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 166
Other 119
Total 6851

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 4
Manufacturing 286
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 40
Construction 432
RetailInc. Wholesale 719
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 229
Accommodation and Food 160
Information and Communication 191
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 300
Real Estate 81
Professional, Scientific and Technical 431
Administration 259
Public Administration and Defence 273
Education 408
HealthInc. Social Work 496
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 193
Total 4639