Information about the ME7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME7 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 2795
Semi-Detached 3939
Terraced 11688
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2984
Flat (Converted) 946
Residence in Commercial Building 329
Caravan/Park/Temporary 19
Total 22700

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5272
Owned with Mortgage 7849
Shared Ownership 217
Rented: From Council 1402
Rented: Other Social 1124
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4996
Rented: Other 563
Rent Free 190
Total 21613

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 6038
Two People 6628
Three People 3827
Four People 3256
Five People 1235
Six People 459
Seven People 110
8+ People 60
Total 21613

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 2719
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5848
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4097
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4907
Total 17571

Gender Back to Top

Male 28312
Female 27518
Total 55830

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 3950
5-7 2082
8-9 1332
10-14 3581
15 701
16-17 1591
18-19 2397
20-24 5242
25-29 4268
30-44 11552
45-59 10339
60-64 2682
65-74 3377
75-84 1967
85-89 490
90+ 279
Total 55830

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 17511
Married 18555
Divorced 4283
Separated 1465
Widowed 2275
Same Sex 95
Total 44184

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 26678
Good 19638
Fair 6780
Bad 2136
Very Bad 598
Total 55830

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) 8886
Apprenticeship 1751
2+ A Levels 6439
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8195
1-4 GCSEs 7322
No GCSEs 9028
Other 2563
Total 44184

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 47315
Mixed Ethnicity 1352
Indian 2127
Pakistani 753
Bangladeshi 289
Chinese 264
Other Asian 1051
Black African 1425
Black Caribbean 477
Other Black/African/Caribbean 127
Other 650
Total 55830

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 46396
Wales 355
Scotland 731
Northern Ireland 206
Republic of Ireland 383
European Union 2401
Other 5358
Total 55830

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 40484
Republic of Ireland 345
Europe (including European Union) 2137
African Countries 943
Middle East or Asia 1496
North America or Caribbean 180
Central America 1
South America 33
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 109
None 10598

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30104
No Religion 17524
Buddhist 246
Hindu 1064
Jewish 42
Muslim 1837
Sikh 834
Other Religion 302
Not Stated 3877
Total 55830

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 16330
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5561
Self Employed 3344
Unemployed 2164
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5287
Retired 4068
Looking After Home or Family 2206
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1615
Other 873
Total 41448

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 114
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 1956
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 139
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 262
Construction 2472
RetailInc. Wholesale 4562
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1599
Accommodation and Food 1339
Information and Communication 654
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1287
Real Estate 294
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1156
Administration 1373
Public Administration and Defence 2499
Education 2208
HealthInc. Social Work 3593
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1179
Total 26695