225,185TOTAL POPULATION
99,877HOUSEHOLDS
5.2%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£31,720AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
M3 POSTCODE REGION

Manchester (M3)

The M3 postcode area is located in the Manchester postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 1057 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the M3 postcode area, including Manchester, Sale, Salford, which come under the local authority of the Salford Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 33% of people in M3 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 M3 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 75%WORKING
  • 25%UNEMPLOYED

25% of people in M3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 33%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 33% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 63%WHITE
  • 37%NON-WHITE

63% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

M3Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

M3 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.

M3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of M3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Manchester
Sale
Salford
Greater Manchester Postal Town Map
Outward CodeM3
Postal TownManchester
MSOA NameSalford 022
LSOA NameSalford 022I
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
CountryEngland
Local AuthoritySalford
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation
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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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