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Manchester (M2)

The M2 postcode area is located in the Manchester postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 682 individual postcodes.

There are 0 electoral wards in the M2 postcode area, including Manchester, Sale, Salford which come under the local authority of the Manchester Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 41% of people in M2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of M2 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

The M2 postcode is located in the centre of Manchester, UK. Covering a relatively small geographic area, largely enclosed within the M60 ring road that circles the city centre, it covers much of the geographical heart of Manchester.

As the commercial centre of the city, this area is home to a range of large businesses, transport and leisure facilities that make it an important centre for many of the city's inhabitants. Its main attractions include the flagship stores of the Trafford Centre, Manchester Arena, Piccadilly Train Station, Manchester Arndale, and a wide selection of restaurants, shops and bars.

M2 is also conveniently located for access to Manchester's main universities, such as the University of Manchester, and its main hospitals, including the Manchester Royal Infirmary, St Mary's Hospital, and Manchester Children's Hospital.

Home to a diverse range of cultures, the M2 postcode is often referred to as ‘the Village', due to its strong identity among residents, and the community spirit that is often observed amongst the local population.

In terms of accommodation, the M2 postcode caters for a range of housing needs, from city centre luxury apartments to more affordable mid and lower range properties. The location is also well served by a number of bus routes and Metrolink services, making getting around the city easy.

Manchester's Media City, located just north of M2, is also of great importance to the local area. Home to the BBC and ITV studios, the area is a major media hub for the North-West and includes the iconic ‘floating' tree lined pedestrian bridge.

The M2 postcode has grown significantly in recent years, becoming a central hub for many of the city's events, from large scale concerts and festivals, to educational and professional conferences. It is a postcode that provides a range of services, activities and amenities to many of Manchester's inhabitants, and is a key part of Manchester's thriving and diverse city centre.

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  • 69%WORKING

31% of people in M2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 41%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 8%DE

According to census records, 41% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 58%WHITE
  • 42%NON-WHITE

58% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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M2Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

M2 is located in the county of Greater Manchester, in England.

Greater Manchester has a total population of 2,782,100, making it the 3rd largest county in the UK.

Greater Manchester has a total area of 492 square miles, and a population density of 2180 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Greater Manchester Postal Town Map
Outward CodeM2
Postal TownManchester
MSOA NameManchester 054
LSOA NameManchester 054C
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
Local AuthorityManchester
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

M2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of M2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Browse Postcodes in M2

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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