Information about the MK42 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district MK42. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about MK42 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 3139
Semi-Detached 7185
Terraced 5377
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2903
Flat (Converted) 368
Residence in Commercial Building 195
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 19172

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4197
Owned with Mortgage 6360
Shared Ownership 240
Rented: From Council 496
Rented: Other Social 3565
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2678
Rented: Other 241
Rent Free 195
Total 17972

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 4944
Two People 5478
Three People 3256
Four People 2600
Five People 1099
Six People 422
Seven People 93
8+ People 80
Total 17972

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 2258
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4222
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3206
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4675
Total 14361

Gender Back to Top

Male 22186
Female 23477
Total 45663

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 3612
5-7 1903
8-9 1102
10-14 2921
15 633
16-17 1239
18-19 1065
20-24 3018
25-29 3770
30-44 10642
45-59 8151
60-64 2130
65-74 2820
75-84 1949
85-89 485
90+ 223
Total 45663

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 12570
Married 16139
Divorced 3487
Separated 1117
Widowed 2112
Same Sex 67
Total 35492

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 20397
Good 17143
Fair 5819
Bad 1793
Very Bad 511
Total 45663

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) 7371
Apprenticeship 1353
2+ A Levels 3770
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5485
1-4 GCSEs 5878
No GCSEs 8502
Other 3133
Total 35492

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33159
Mixed Ethnicity 2034
Indian 4666
Pakistani 687
Bangladeshi 1328
Chinese 207
Other Asian 813
Black African 1037
Black Caribbean 1119
Other Black/African/Caribbean 249
Other 364
Total 45663

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34695
Wales 242
Scotland 513
Northern Ireland 168
Republic of Ireland 390
European Union 3775
Other 5880
Total 45663

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30911
Republic of Ireland 313
Europe (including European Union) 4288
African Countries 557
Middle East or Asia 1383
North America or Caribbean 209
Central America 4
South America 27
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 60
None 8308

Religion Back to Top

Christian 25157
No Religion 10855
Buddhist 166
Hindu 1274
Jewish 30
Muslim 2609
Sikh 1756
Other Religion 798
Not Stated 3018
Total 45663

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 14181
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4744
Self Employed 2497
Unemployed 1817
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2625
Retired 3178
Looking After Home or Family 1601
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1359
Other 833
Total 32835

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 83
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 2024
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 158
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 231
Construction 1623
RetailInc. Wholesale 4444
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1573
Accommodation and Food 1109
Information and Communication 710
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 488
Real Estate 250
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1020
Administration 1377
Public Administration and Defence 1356
Education 1985
HealthInc. Social Work 2997
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 822
Total 22257