Information about the MK2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district MK2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about MK2 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 847
Semi-Detached 2289
Terraced 2563
Flat (Purpose-Built) 974
Flat (Converted) 61
Residence in Commercial Building 55
Caravan/Park/Temporary 21
Total 6810

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1594
Owned with Mortgage 1956
Shared Ownership 138
Rented: From Council 1463
Rented: Other Social 308
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 877
Rented: Other 54
Rent Free 82
Total 6472

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 1822
Two People 2163
Three People 1054
Four People 805
Five People 407
Six People 155
Seven People 43
8+ People 23
Total 6472

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 599
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1359
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1080
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1858
Total 4896

Gender Back to Top

Male 7784
Female 8319
Total 16103

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 1438
5-7 712
8-9 446
10-14 1025
15 198
16-17 399
18-19 354
20-24 1030
25-29 1173
30-44 3358
45-59 2689
60-64 960
65-74 1271
75-84 727
85-89 223
90+ 100
Total 16103

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 4165
Married 5302
Divorced 1284
Separated 535
Widowed 970
Same Sex 28
Total 12284

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 6984
Good 5765
Fair 2325
Bad 796
Very Bad 233
Total 16103

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) 1918
Apprenticeship 460
2+ A Levels 1193
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1963
1-4 GCSEs 2191
No GCSEs 3679
Other 880
Total 12284

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12901
Mixed Ethnicity 494
Indian 184
Pakistani 130
Bangladeshi 967
Chinese 121
Other Asian 263
Black African 702
Black Caribbean 175
Other Black/African/Caribbean 96
Other 70
Total 16103

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12907
Wales 132
Scotland 264
Northern Ireland 61
Republic of Ireland 189
European Union 792
Other 1758
Total 16103

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10781
Republic of Ireland 151
Europe (including European Union) 970
African Countries 330
Middle East or Asia 237
North America or Caribbean 58
Central America 4
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 3674

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8415
No Religion 4950
Buddhist 58
Hindu 140
Jewish 19
Muslim 1323
Sikh 61
Other Religion 89
Not Stated 1048
Total 16103

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 4366
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1572
Self Employed 826
Unemployed 653
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 725
Retired 1500
Looking After Home or Family 728
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 551
Other 313
Total 11234

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 633
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 499
RetailInc. Wholesale 1639
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 557
Accommodation and Food 432
Information and Communication 281
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 265
Real Estate 50
Professional, Scientific and Technical 284
Administration 426
Public Administration and Defence 251
Education 545
HealthInc. Social Work 699
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 325
Total 6973