Information about the ML8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district ML8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about ML8 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 3052
Semi-Detached 2188
Terraced 1882
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1361
Flat (Converted) 36
Residence in Commercial Building 55
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 8579

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2499
Owned with Mortgage 3530
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 1470
Rented: Other Social 352
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 379
Rented: Other 45
Rent Free 87
Total 8376

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 2412
Two People 2981
Three People 1457
Four People 1194
Five People 274
Six People 48
Seven People 9
8+ People 1
Total 8376

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 1166
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2014
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1553
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1556
Total 6289

Gender Back to Top

Male 9401
Female 10054
Total 19455

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 1031
5-7 563
8-9 385
10-14 1096
15 225
16-17 546
18-19 464
20-24 1081
25-29 1130
30-44 3836
45-59 4555
60-64 1371
65-74 1841
75-84 978
85-89 227
90+ 126
Total 19455

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 4743
Married 8486
Divorced 1179
Separated 489
Widowed 1237
Same Sex 21
Total 16155

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 10130
Good 5689
Fair 2401
Bad 936
Very Bad 299
Total 19455

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) 4042
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 1701
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2453
1-4 GCSEs 3654
No GCSEs 4305
Total 16155

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19222
Mixed Ethnicity 21
Indian 46
Pakistani 78
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 22
Other Asian 21
Black African 11
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 19438

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 885
Wales 37
Scotland 18067
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 37
European Union 112
Other 226
Total 19455

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 2430
Other Christian 9770
No Religion 5816
Buddhist 27
Hindu 24
Jewish 11
Muslim 95
Sikh 14
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 1227
Total 19,455

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 6333
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1945
Self Employed 972
Unemployed 663
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 984
Retired 2452
Looking After Home or Family 492
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 775
Other 208
Total 14824

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 124
Mining/Quarrying 46
Manufacturing 730
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 83
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 845
RetailInc. Wholesale 1524
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 576
Accommodation and Food 336
Information and Communication 183
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 433
Real Estate 87
Professional, Scientific and Technical 414
Administration 394
Public Administration and Defence 752
Education 731
HealthInc. Social Work 1802
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 441
Total 9595