Information about the ME2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME2 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 2287
Semi-Detached 6302
Terraced 6448
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1658
Flat (Converted) 293
Residence in Commercial Building 137
Caravan/Park/Temporary 44
Total 17169

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5001
Owned with Mortgage 6759
Shared Ownership 230
Rented: From Council 266
Rented: Other Social 1865
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2073
Rented: Other 179
Rent Free 171
Total 16544

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 4386
Two People 5527
Three People 2900
Four People 2465
Five People 932
Six People 253
Seven People 55
8+ People 26
Total 16544

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 2043
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3801
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3477
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3181
Total 12502

Gender Back to Top

Male 20098
Female 21011
Total 41109

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 2674
5-7 1535
8-9 1050
10-14 2609
15 545
16-17 1205
18-19 996
20-24 2583
25-29 2605
30-44 8651
45-59 8195
60-64 2448
65-74 3413
75-84 1952
85-89 424
90+ 224
Total 41109

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 10847
Married 15528
Divorced 3104
Separated 1036
Widowed 2138
Same Sex 43
Total 32696

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 18650
Good 15205
Fair 5288
Bad 1530
Very Bad 436
Total 41109

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) 5967
Apprenticeship 1573
2+ A Levels 3884
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6165
1-4 GCSEs 5789
No GCSEs 7677
Other 1641
Total 32696

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 37579
Mixed Ethnicity 683
Indian 1250
Pakistani 74
Bangladeshi 46
Chinese 151
Other Asian 256
Black African 633
Black Caribbean 174
Other Black/African/Caribbean 57
Other 206
Total 41109

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37136
Wales 218
Scotland 416
Northern Ireland 136
Republic of Ireland 226
European Union 886
Other 2091
Total 41109

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31991
Republic of Ireland 202
Europe (including European Union) 745
African Countries 267
Middle East or Asia 362
North America or Caribbean 81
Central America 2
South America 28
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 7592

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24253
No Religion 12090
Buddhist 162
Hindu 302
Jewish 20
Muslim 359
Sikh 756
Other Religion 380
Not Stated 2787
Total 41109

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 12377
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4292
Self Employed 2800
Unemployed 1384
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1967
Retired 4030
Looking After Home or Family 1562
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1142
Other 542
Total 30096

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 61
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1572
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 174
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 302
Construction 2423
RetailInc. Wholesale 3518
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1272
Accommodation and Food 792
Information and Communication 556
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 918
Real Estate 258
Professional, Scientific and Technical 951
Administration 991
Public Administration and Defence 1417
Education 1761
HealthInc. Social Work 2163
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 874
Total 20013