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Stockport (SK16)

The SK16 postcode area is located in the Stockport postcode town region, within the county of Greater Manchester, and contains a total of 570 individual postcodes.

There are 4 electoral wards in the SK16 postcode area, including Alderley Edge, Buxton, Cheadle, Dukinfield, Glossop, High Peak, Hyde, Macclesfield, Stalybridge, Stockport, Wilmslow which come under the local authority of the Tameside Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 12% of people in SK16 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 SK16 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The SK16 postcode is an area code in Stockport, a metropolitan borough of Greater Manchester in the northwest part of England. It covers parts of the towns of Bredbury, Romiley, Heathaven, Woodley and Marple. It's a mainly residential area, with some areas of industrial land. It's located south of Manchester, north of Macclesfield and east of Cheshire.

The SK16 postcode has many amenities, including cinemas, restaurants, cafes and bars. It also has plenty of shops, supermarkets, gyms, and beauty salons. The area has everything from local shops to large supermarkets like Tesco, Sainsbury's and Aldi. There are excellent transport links within the area, including road and rail links to Manchester, London and beyond, as well as a taxi service and regular buses.

The postcode covers an area of high educational attainment, with many of its schools rated 'Good' or 'Outstanding' by Ofsted. There are also a number of colleges, universities and higher education establishments close by. The area also boasts a wide range of leisure activities, from sports clubs to parks and gardens, and plenty of local attractions including an air museum, a meteorite museum and a paintball centre.

There is a mix of different housing types in the SK16 postcode including detached and semi-detached homes, traditional terraced housing, and purpose-built apartments and maisonettes. It's a village in its own right, with plenty of local services and green spaces to enjoy. It is popular with families due to its good range of schools, shops, and leisure activities, as well as its relatively low crime rate.

Property prices in SK16 postcode are relatively reasonable, with a mixture of homes available to suit all budgets, ranging from affordable starter homes to higher end properties.

TheSK16 postcode is a vibrant, desirable and affordable area with a good mix of residential, commercial and leisure activities. It offers a good quality of life for those who live and work there, and is popular with families and commuters due its easy access to Manchester and surrounding areas.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 89%WORKING

11% of people in SK16 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 12%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 32%DE

According to census records, 12% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 93%WHITE

93% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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SK16Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester

The county of Greater Manchester

SK16 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 CodeSK16
Postal TownStockport
MSOA NameTameside 016
LSOA NameTameside 016A
CountyGreater Manchester
RegionGreater Manchester
Local AuthorityTameside
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

SK16 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SK16, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Ridge Hill
Yew Tree
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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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