Information about the ME20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME20 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 1648
Semi-Detached 4062
Terraced 2266
Flat (Purpose-Built) 994
Flat (Converted) 34
Residence in Commercial Building 66
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 9080

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2772
Owned with Mortgage 3757
Shared Ownership 142
Rented: From Council 135
Rented: Other Social 1216
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 631
Rented: Other 98
Rent Free 72
Total 8823

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 2016
Two People 3332
Three People 1496
Four People 1412
Five People 427
Six People 107
Seven People 25
8+ People 8
Total 8823

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 1368
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2237
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1532
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1288
Total 6425

Gender Back to Top

Male 10797
Female 11167
Total 21964

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 1313
5-7 753
8-9 515
10-14 1390
15 276
16-17 602
18-19 506
20-24 1201
25-29 1275
30-44 4479
45-59 4540
60-64 1435
65-74 2189
75-84 1112
85-89 250
90+ 128
Total 21964

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 5041
Married 9295
Divorced 1740
Separated 471
Widowed 1144
Same Sex 26
Total 17717

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 10550
Good 7865
Fair 2621
Bad 705
Very Bad 223
Total 21964

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) 3813
Apprenticeship 879
2+ A Levels 2251
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3244
1-4 GCSEs 3041
No GCSEs 3755
Other 734
Total 17717

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21112
Mixed Ethnicity 282
Indian 141
Pakistani 30
Bangladeshi 38
Chinese 56
Other Asian 109
Black African 63
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 81
Total 21964

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20372
Wales 126
Scotland 221
Northern Ireland 61
Republic of Ireland 106
European Union 370
Other 708
Total 21964

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18310
Republic of Ireland 91
Europe (including European Union) 273
African Countries 93
Middle East or Asia 128
North America or Caribbean 50
Central America 0
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 24
None 3121

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14283
No Religion 5773
Buddhist 57
Hindu 94
Jewish 8
Muslim 145
Sikh 42
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 1489
Total 21964

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 7052
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2462
Self Employed 1611
Unemployed 483
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 940
Retired 2460
Looking After Home or Family 617
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 405
Other 197
Total 16227

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 45
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 917
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 58
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 154
Construction 1207
RetailInc. Wholesale 2134
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 609
Accommodation and Food 429
Information and Communication 360
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 505
Real Estate 124
Professional, Scientific and Technical 650
Administration 671
Public Administration and Defence 802
Education 927
HealthInc. Social Work 1309
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 567
Total 11485