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Stockport (SK23)

The SK23 postcode area is located in the Stockport postcode town region, within the county of Derbyshire, and contains a total of 695 individual postcodes.

There are 50 electoral wards in the SK23 postcode area, including Alderley Edge, Buxton, Cheadle, Dukinfield, Glossop, High Peak, Hyde, Macclesfield, Stalybridge, Stockport, Wilmslow which come under the local authority of the High Peak Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 28% of people in SK23 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 SK23 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

SK23 is a postcode in the Stockport district of Cheshire, England. It primarily covers Rose Hill, Marple Bridge, Marple, High Lane, New Mills and Hayfield in the County of Cheshire.

SK23 is a rural area, consisting of mainly small villages and hamlets, such as Godsley, Hartford, Thorpe and Whaley Bridge. The central area is largely farmland and woodland, with small pockets of residential homes located around the outer edges.

The area is served by the West Midlands Trains (Marple station) and East Midlands Trains (Chinley station) rail services. The postcode of SK23 is the location of the Marple Lock Flight, which is part of the Cheshire ring, managed by the Canal & River Trust.

The Peak District National Park covers some areas within SK23, and has been designated as an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. This National Park is well known for its scenic views and provides easy access to areas such as the White Peak, an area of limestone sedimentary rock formations.

Marple Bridge is a popular tourist destination as it provides opportunities to take part in leisure activities such as fishing, walking, cycling and horse-riding, as well as historic sites to explore.

The area is also known for its range of pubs, restaurants and cafes, some of which are within walking distance of the train station.

As a rather affluent area, SK23 has a number of private schools and grammar schools, located close to Marple Bridge and High Lane.

The Stockport Borough Council is the administrative body for SK23 and offers a range of services for residents, including health and social care, education and recreational activities.

SK23 is an area that provides a great quality of life to its residents, with its picturesque countryside and local amenities. It is easily accessible by both car and public transport and is a great place to live, work and visit.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in SK23 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 28%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 28% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Derbyshire

SK23 is located in the county of Derbyshire, in England.

Derbyshire has a total population of 1,042,000, making it the 20th largest county in the UK.

Derbyshire has a total area of 1013 square miles, and a population density of 396 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Derbyshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeSK23
Postal TownStockport
MSOA NameHigh Peak 013
LSOA NameHigh Peak 013E
Local AuthorityHigh Peak
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

SK23 Electoral Wards

The postal region of SK23, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Barber Booth
Bridgeholm Green
Chapel Milton
Chinley Head
Dove Holes
Furness Vale
Hague Bar
Higher Disley
Horwich End
Hull End
Lane Ends
Lower Crossings
Low Leighton
New Horwich
New Mills
New Smithy
Old Dam
Peak Forest
Peak Forest Canal
Turnstead Milton
Upper Booth
Whaley Bridge
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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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