Information about the ME4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME4 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 1031
Semi-Detached 1981
Terraced 6980
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3314
Flat (Converted) 677
Residence in Commercial Building 234
Caravan/Park/Temporary 14
Total 14231

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2597
Owned with Mortgage 4049
Shared Ownership 133
Rented: From Council 391
Rented: Other Social 2091
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3710
Rented: Other 306
Rent Free 139
Total 13416

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 4321
Two People 3870
Three People 2324
Four People 1789
Five People 702
Six People 294
Seven People 60
8+ People 56
Total 13416

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 1687
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3357
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2366
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3733
Total 11143

Gender Back to Top

Male 17295
Female 16261
Total 33556

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 2561
5-7 1391
8-9 792
10-14 2084
15 391
16-17 908
18-19 1147
20-24 3306
25-29 3002
30-44 7769
45-59 5496
60-64 1361
65-74 1851
75-84 1086
85-89 281
90+ 130
Total 33556

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 11282
Married 9923
Divorced 2663
Separated 1014
Widowed 1387
Same Sex 68
Total 26337

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 15387
Good 12124
Fair 4212
Bad 1415
Very Bad 418
Total 33556

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) 5290
Apprenticeship 850
2+ A Levels 3382
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4531
1-4 GCSEs 4098
No GCSEs 6110
Other 2076
Total 26337

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27292
Mixed Ethnicity 910
Indian 1646
Pakistani 269
Bangladeshi 519
Chinese 236
Other Asian 591
Black African 1245
Black Caribbean 276
Other Black/African/Caribbean 111
Other 461
Total 33556

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25948
Wales 188
Scotland 381
Northern Ireland 106
Republic of Ireland 284
European Union 2748
Other 3901
Total 33556

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21845
Republic of Ireland 258
Europe (including European Union) 2712
African Countries 718
Middle East or Asia 1056
North America or Caribbean 143
Central America 2
South America 33
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 97
None 6992

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17738
No Religion 10114
Buddhist 191
Hindu 733
Jewish 40
Muslim 1312
Sikh 871
Other Religion 174
Not Stated 2383
Total 33556

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 9893
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3037
Self Employed 1799
Unemployed 1683
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2774
Retired 2202
Looking After Home or Family 1566
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1198
Other 688
Total 24840

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 64
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1104
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 86
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 167
Construction 1387
RetailInc. Wholesale 2586
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 930
Accommodation and Food 1031
Information and Communication 411
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 686
Real Estate 178
Professional, Scientific and Technical 683
Administration 966
Public Administration and Defence 1660
Education 1208
HealthInc. Social Work 1764
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 618
Total 15539