Area Information for Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG

Tower Street in Launceston is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Launceston Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North Cornwall. This page combines information for the address Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PL15 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for PL15 8BG.

Basic Information

Area Type Small Town or Fringe Area
Local Authority Cornwall
Ward Launceston Central
Constituency North Cornwall
Region South West
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG:

Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8AX
Dockacre Road, Launceston, PL15 8BN
Northgate Place, Launceston, PL15 8BE
Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8WL
Northgate Street, Launceston, PL15 8BB
Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BH

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PL15 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 5 property sales in Tower Street since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.


Housing Types Embed This

The area containing Tower Street, Launceston consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 12
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 26
Flat (Purpose-Built) 72
Flat (Converted) 13
Residence in Commercial Building 8
Total 140
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Tower Street, Launceston contains a higher than average level of social housing - 32% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 19
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 39
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 5
Total 128

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 62
Two People 42
Three People 12
Four People 7
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 128

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 9
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 19
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 34
Total 84

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in North Cornwall constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 45% male.

Gender
Male 107
Female 129
Total 236

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 12
5-7 5
8-9 6
10-14 8
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 6
20-24 20
25-29 13
30-44 48
45-59 41
60-64 17
65-74 27
75-84 15
85-89 7
90+ 5
Total 236

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PL15 8BG does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 67
Married 64
Divorced 39
Separated 11
Widowed 24
Same Sex 0
Total 205

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 98
Good 73
Fair 43
Bad 17
Very Bad 5
Total 236

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 38
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 20
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 38
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 23
No GCSEs or Equivalent 67
Other 14
Total 205

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Tower Street, Launceston) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 95% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 225
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 3
Chinese 1
Other Asian 5
Total 236

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 211
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 12
Other 10
Total 236

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to PL15 8BG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 142
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 12
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 74

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 138
No Religion 78
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 20
Total 236

Economic Activity Embed This

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7
Retired 29
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 5
Total 178

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 6
RetailInc. Wholesale 28
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 2
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 4
HealthInc. Social Work 22
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 3
Total 117

Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG is within the Launceston policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Tower Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Launceston
Devon & Cornwall Police
Bodmin Police Station
Tollgate Road
Bodmin
PL31 2FJ
Force Website: http://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to PL15 8BG. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for PL15 8BG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 2 closest railway stations to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest railway station is Gunnislake, approximately 11 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Gunnislake 11 miles
Calstock 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest is Windmill Hill Academy, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Windmill Hill Academy 630 yards
    
St Stephens Community Academy 0.6 miles
    
St Catherine's CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Werrington Community Primary School 2.1 miles
    
Tregadillett Primary School 2.2 miles
    
South Petherwin Community Primary School 2.5 miles
    
Lifton Community Primary School 3.6 miles
    
Egloskerry Primary School 3.9 miles
    
St Giles-on-the-Heath Community School 4 miles
    
Trekenner Community Primary School 4.1 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 1 closest secondary schools to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest is Launceston College, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Launceston College 0.7 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 3 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest is Launceston Medical Centre, approximately 0.8 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Launceston Medical Centre 0.8 miles
Lifton Surgery 3.6 miles
Carnewater Practice - Lewannick 4.3 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 2 closest dentists to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest is Vital Dental Service, approximately 150 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Vital Dental Service 150 yards
Bupa Dental Care, Launceston 430 yards

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 3 closest hospitals to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest is Launceston General Hospital, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 2 closest opticians to Tower Street, Launceston, PL15 8BG. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 230 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Specsavers Opticians 230 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 230 yards

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


 

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Broadband in PL15 8BG

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 18.2Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 22.9Mbps
Average Upload Speed 1Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 1.2Mbps
Gigabit (1,000Mbps+) Internet Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%
 

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