Information about the ME5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME5 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 4523
Semi-Detached 7577
Terraced 8814
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1982
Flat (Converted) 404
Residence in Commercial Building 187
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 23496

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6444
Owned with Mortgage 10086
Shared Ownership 239
Rented: From Council 403
Rented: Other Social 2340
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2905
Rented: Other 244
Rent Free 186
Total 22847

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 5973
Two People 7616
Three People 3970
Four People 3595
Five People 1215
Six People 372
Seven People 65
8+ People 41
Total 22847

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 2927
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5661
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4754
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4537
Total 17879

Gender Back to Top

Male 28059
Female 28689
Total 56748

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 3789
5-7 2114
8-9 1287
10-14 3679
15 791
16-17 1639
18-19 1493
20-24 3715
25-29 3784
30-44 11833
45-59 11644
60-64 3524
65-74 4377
75-84 2329
85-89 520
90+ 230
Total 56748

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 14910
Married 21954
Divorced 4230
Separated 1356
Widowed 2573
Same Sex 65
Total 45088

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 26479
Good 20550
Fair 7080
Bad 2070
Very Bad 569
Total 56748

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) 8370
Apprenticeship 2227
2+ A Levels 5680
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8633
1-4 GCSEs 7884
No GCSEs 10129
Other 2165
Total 45088

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 52329
Mixed Ethnicity 975
Indian 913
Pakistani 211
Bangladeshi 127
Chinese 140
Other Asian 343
Black African 1040
Black Caribbean 297
Other Black/African/Caribbean 116
Other 257
Total 56748

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 51145
Wales 313
Scotland 530
Northern Ireland 144
Republic of Ireland 301
European Union 1607
Other 2708
Total 56748

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 44790
Republic of Ireland 286
Europe (including European Union) 1337
African Countries 536
Middle East or Asia 370
North America or Caribbean 116
Central America 3
South America 21
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 9568

Religion Back to Top

Christian 33844
No Religion 17259
Buddhist 132
Hindu 358
Jewish 35
Muslim 704
Sikh 499
Other Religion 183
Not Stated 3734
Total 56748

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 17725
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6072
Self Employed 3847
Unemployed 1994
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2789
Retired 5192
Looking After Home or Family 2179
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1484
Other 727
Total 42009

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 67
Mining/Quarrying 21
Manufacturing 2269
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 219
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 378
Construction 3390
RetailInc. Wholesale 5137
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1718
Accommodation and Food 1116
Information and Communication 796
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1464
Real Estate 345
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1329
Administration 1414
Public Administration and Defence 1983
Education 2453
HealthInc. Social Work 3261
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1172
Total 28532