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Stockport (SK1)

The SK1 postcode area is located in the Stockport postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 900 individual postcodes.

There are 5 electoral wards in the SK1 postcode area, including Alderley Edge, Buxton, Cheadle, Dukinfield, Glossop, High Peak, Hyde, Macclesfield, Stalybridge, Stockport, Wilmslow which come under the local authority of the Stockport Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 13% of people in SK1 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 SK1 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SK1 postcode locale is in the Stockport district of England. It is a diverse and vibrant postcode, covering a large portion of north and south Stockport including Marple, Offerton, Reddish and Denton.

SK1 is an economically active postcode, with a population of approximately 80,000 people. It has a long and colourful history, much in keeping with the diverse range of businesses that have established themselves in the area.

SK1 includes Reddish, a historic town that can trace its roots back as far as the 11th century. Numerous industrial and manufacturing firms are based in the area, many of which can trace their roots back to the 19th century. Over the years, Reddish has become a popular location due to its diverse range of housing and employment opportunities, as well as its proximity to Manchester city centre.

Denton is another noteworthy part of SK1, having a population of around 35,000. It is a town with a strong sense of community, and is home to a range of chain and independent retail stores as well as a large industrial estate.

Marple and Offerton make up the other two significant parts of SK1. Marple is a suburb of Stockport, home to the River Goyt, a popular tourist destination. In Offerton, there is a shopping centre, a range of businesses and a buzzing nightlife scene.

SK1 is well served by public transport, with numerous train and bus services making stops throughout the district. The area has direct links to Manchester city centre and also connects to the wider motorway network, making it ideal for both commuters and those seeking leisurely weekend trips.

The area is ideal for families too, with quiet residential locations, excellent parks, good schools, and plenty of recreational activities. People of all ages can be found in the postcode, from youngsters to retirees, finding something of interest for everyone.

TheSK1 area is vibrant and lively, filled with an abundance of history, culture and opportunities to engage with the bustling nature of the postcode.

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  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in SK1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 13%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 32%DE

According to census records, 13% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 89%WHITE
  • 11%NON-WHITE

89% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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SK1Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

SK1 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 CodeSK1
Postal TownStockport
MSOA NameStockport 016
LSOA NameStockport 016D
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
Local AuthorityStockport
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

SK1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SK1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Arden Park
Lower Bredbury
South Reddish
Browse Postcodes in SK1

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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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