Information about the MK5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district MK5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about MK5 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 3195
Semi-Detached 1914
Terraced 1075
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1075
Flat (Converted) 46
Residence in Commercial Building 18
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 7325

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1142
Owned with Mortgage 3033
Shared Ownership 699
Rented: From Council 168
Rented: Other Social 962
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1050
Rented: Other 49
Rent Free 46
Total 7149

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 1618
Two People 2196
Three People 1356
Four People 1352
Five People 438
Six People 130
Seven People 39
8+ People 20
Total 7149

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 2242
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2117
C2 - Skilled manual workers 962
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 937
Total 6258

Gender Back to Top

Male 9666
Female 9772
Total 19438

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 1519
5-7 866
8-9 586
10-14 1495
15 309
16-17 596
18-19 434
20-24 1064
25-29 1463
30-44 5059
45-59 3928
60-64 729
65-74 790
75-84 417
85-89 132
90+ 51
Total 19438

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 4926
Married 7359
Divorced 1312
Separated 452
Widowed 595
Same Sex 19
Total 14663

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 10841
Good 6328
Fair 1666
Bad 458
Very Bad 145
Total 19438

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) 5232
Apprenticeship 415
2+ A Levels 1795
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2526
1-4 GCSEs 2140
No GCSEs 1806
Other 749
Total 14663

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14552
Mixed Ethnicity 785
Indian 1448
Pakistani 385
Bangladeshi 46
Chinese 279
Other Asian 416
Black African 940
Black Caribbean 259
Other Black/African/Caribbean 132
Other 196
Total 19438

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14697
Wales 211
Scotland 411
Northern Ireland 81
Republic of Ireland 130
European Union 807
Other 3101
Total 19438

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15227
Republic of Ireland 160
Europe (including European Union) 974
African Countries 473
Middle East or Asia 809
North America or Caribbean 126
Central America 5
South America 50
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 54
None 2008

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9671
No Religion 5974
Buddhist 134
Hindu 1084
Jewish 38
Muslim 879
Sikh 218
Other Religion 112
Not Stated 1328
Total 19438

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 6840
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1763
Self Employed 1343
Unemployed 498
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1118
Retired 1025
Looking After Home or Family 690
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 333
Other 453
Total 14063

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 7
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 696
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 39
Construction 576
RetailInc. Wholesale 1908
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 528
Accommodation and Food 355
Information and Communication 962
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 809
Real Estate 162
Professional, Scientific and Technical 802
Administration 449
Public Administration and Defence 524
Education 1086
HealthInc. Social Work 995
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 404
Total 10333