Information about the ME3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME3 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 3121
Semi-Detached 4916
Terraced 2603
Flat (Purpose-Built) 870
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 87
Caravan/Park/Temporary 775
Total 12437

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4295
Owned with Mortgage 4793
Shared Ownership 168
Rented: From Council 284
Rented: Other Social 1057
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 933
Rented: Other 133
Rent Free 119
Total 11782

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 2949
Two People 4328
Three People 1957
Four People 1649
Five People 588
Six People 234
Seven People 53
8+ People 24
Total 11782

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 1583
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2732
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2388
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1806
Total 8509

Gender Back to Top

Male 14361
Female 14784
Total 29145

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 1596
5-7 1030
8-9 684
10-14 1906
15 410
16-17 776
18-19 697
20-24 1502
25-29 1429
30-44 5660
45-59 6246
60-64 2231
65-74 2946
75-84 1505
85-89 358
90+ 169
Total 29145

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 6434
Married 12637
Divorced 2092
Separated 624
Widowed 1694
Same Sex 38
Total 23519

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 13131
Good 10390
Fair 4083
Bad 1215
Very Bad 326
Total 29145

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) 4396
Apprenticeship 1327
2+ A Levels 2685
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4263
1-4 GCSEs 4005
No GCSEs 5730
Other 1113
Total 23519

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27721
Mixed Ethnicity 324
Indian 448
Pakistani 50
Bangladeshi 51
Chinese 68
Other Asian 114
Black African 180
Black Caribbean 50
Other Black/African/Caribbean 38
Other 101
Total 29145

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27053
Wales 184
Scotland 304
Northern Ireland 100
Republic of Ireland 151
European Union 485
Other 868
Total 29145

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23909
Republic of Ireland 154
Europe (including European Union) 312
African Countries 98
Middle East or Asia 126
North America or Caribbean 39
Central America 3
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 4587

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18981
No Religion 7347
Buddhist 84
Hindu 96
Jewish 25
Muslim 164
Sikh 361
Other Religion 129
Not Stated 1958
Total 29145

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 8449
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3091
Self Employed 2232
Unemployed 823
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1241
Retired 3535
Looking After Home or Family 1032
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 752
Other 332
Total 21487

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 151
Mining/Quarrying 22
Manufacturing 1033
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 250
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 207
Construction 1805
RetailInc. Wholesale 2162
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 908
Accommodation and Food 589
Information and Communication 368
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 638
Real Estate 202
Professional, Scientific and Technical 658
Administration 777
Public Administration and Defence 998
Education 1291
HealthInc. Social Work 1459
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 625
Total 14143