Information about the ME8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ME8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ME8 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 4495
Semi-Detached 8193
Terraced 7359
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1651
Flat (Converted) 148
Residence in Commercial Building 153
Caravan/Park/Temporary 91
Total 22090

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8163
Owned with Mortgage 8847
Shared Ownership 64
Rented: From Council 1566
Rented: Other Social 494
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1957
Rented: Other 187
Rent Free 231
Total 21509

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 5549
Two People 7680
Three People 3739
Four People 3155
Five People 1012
Six People 288
Seven People 58
8+ People 28
Total 21509

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 2842
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5231
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3897
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3005
Total 14975

Gender Back to Top

Male 25343
Female 26970
Total 52313

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 2775
5-7 1731
8-9 1202
10-14 3277
15 670
16-17 1428
18-19 1249
20-24 2868
25-29 2642
30-44 9726
45-59 11041
60-64 3936
65-74 5352
75-84 3232
85-89 775
90+ 409
Total 52313

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 11797
Married 22565
Divorced 3768
Separated 1156
Widowed 3328
Same Sex 44
Total 42658

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 23664
Good 19071
Fair 7062
Bad 1997
Very Bad 519
Total 52313

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) 8152
Apprenticeship 2469
2+ A Levels 5387
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7940
1-4 GCSEs 7105
No GCSEs 9701
Other 1904
Total 42658

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 49324
Mixed Ethnicity 758
Indian 880
Pakistani 224
Bangladeshi 48
Chinese 148
Other Asian 299
Black African 247
Black Caribbean 142
Other Black/African/Caribbean 27
Other 216
Total 52313

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 48095
Wales 306
Scotland 600
Northern Ireland 156
Republic of Ireland 358
European Union 873
Other 1925
Total 52313

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 43305
Republic of Ireland 299
Europe (including European Union) 480
African Countries 150
Middle East or Asia 305
North America or Caribbean 60
Central America 5
South America 24
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 58
None 7854

Religion Back to Top

Christian 32739
No Religion 14367
Buddhist 145
Hindu 382
Jewish 37
Muslim 539
Sikh 479
Other Religion 189
Not Stated 3436
Total 52313

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 15110
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5789
Self Employed 3673
Unemployed 1349
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2437
Retired 6535
Looking After Home or Family 1704
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1115
Other 530
Total 38242

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 62
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1987
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 137
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 229
Construction 2907
RetailInc. Wholesale 4631
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1402
Accommodation and Food 888
Information and Communication 696
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1712
Real Estate 363
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1360
Administration 1037
Public Administration and Defence 1813
Education 2256
HealthInc. Social Work 2815
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1089
Total 25394