Information about the ME6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME6 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 551
Semi-Detached 1713
Terraced 1810
Flat (Purpose-Built) 607
Flat (Converted) 48
Residence in Commercial Building 43
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 4778

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1158
Owned with Mortgage 1828
Shared Ownership 104
Rented: From Council 123
Rented: Other Social 819
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 465
Rented: Other 48
Rent Free 36
Total 4581

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 1257
Two People 1590
Three People 818
Four People 650
Five People 189
Six People 63
Seven People 9
8+ People 5
Total 4581

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 554
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1109
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1003
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 901
Total 3567

Gender Back to Top

Male 5330
Female 5676
Total 11006

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
0-4 750
5-7 392
8-9 241
10-14 691
15 149
16-17 303
18-19 270
20-24 671
25-29 735
30-44 2478
45-59 2122
60-64 660
65-74 843
75-84 519
85-89 118
90+ 64
Total 11006

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 2993
Married 4004
Divorced 903
Separated 294
Widowed 557
Same Sex 32
Total 8783

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 5032
Good 3990
Fair 1468
Bad 386
Very Bad 130
Total 11006

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) 1460
Apprenticeship 368
2+ A Levels 1097
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1674
1-4 GCSEs 1574
No GCSEs 2242
Other 368
Total 8783

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10736
Mixed Ethnicity 114
Indian 29
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 20
Other Asian 44
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 11
Other 18
Total 11006

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10313
Wales 56
Scotland 93
Northern Ireland 27
Republic of Ireland 47
European Union 232
Other 238
Total 11006

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8511
Republic of Ireland 63
Europe (including European Union) 187
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 42
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 2206

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6837
No Religion 3272
Buddhist 22
Hindu 18
Jewish 7
Muslim 34
Sikh 9
Other Religion 40
Not Stated 767
Total 11006

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 3653
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1194
Self Employed 747
Unemployed 317
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 438
Retired 957
Looking After Home or Family 379
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 248
Other 149
Total 8082

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 29
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 477
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 152
Construction 615
RetailInc. Wholesale 1162
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 350
Accommodation and Food 221
Information and Communication 150
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 209
Real Estate 65
Professional, Scientific and Technical 277
Administration 369
Public Administration and Defence 329
Education 416
HealthInc. Social Work 614
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 257
Total 5722