Area Information for Plymouth, PL4 8YP

This postcode in Plymouth is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Drake ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport. This page combines information for the address Plymouth, PL4 8YP, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PL4 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in December 1998. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Plymouth
Ward Drake
Constituency Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport
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 Plymouth, PL4 8YP:

Thomas Lane, Plymouth, PL4 8FD
Lipson Road, Plymouth, PL4 8PL
Diamond Avenue, Plymouth, PL4 8QD
Lipson Road, Plymouth, PL4 8PW
Greenbank Avenue, Plymouth, PL4 8PX
Lipson Road, Plymouth, PL4 8RG

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PL4 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Plymouth, PL4 8YP 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. 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 4
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 71
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 56
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 166
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Plymouth contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 56% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 26
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 10
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 82
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 2
Total 156

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 50
Two People 42
Three People 20
Four People 17
Five People 12
Six People 7
Seven People 2
8+ People 6
Total 156

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 24
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 66
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 35
Total 141

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 Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 237
Female 221
Total 458

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Drake ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.

This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.

Age Groups
0-4 16
5-7 6
8-9 4
10-14 7
15 1
16-17 6
18-19 35
20-24 157
25-29 52
30-44 66
45-59 46
60-64 12
65-74 8
75-84 18
85-89 13
90+ 11
Total 458

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PL4 8YP there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 67% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 305
Married 71
Divorced 20
Separated 3
Widowed 25
Same Sex 0
Total 424

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.

Very Good 243
Good 129
Fair 63
Bad 20
Very Bad 3
Total 458

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 99
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 157
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 48
1-4 GCSEs 42
No GCSEs 55
Other 19
Total 424

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 93% white.

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 427
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 3
Other Asian 9
Black African 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Total 458

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 380
Wales 10
Scotland 7
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 27
Other 33
Total 458

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 PL4 8YP

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 350
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 21
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 78

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.

Christian 207
No Religion 200
Buddhist 10
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 12
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 25
Total 458

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Drake ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 49% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

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 109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 21
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 6
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 189
Retired 11
Looking After Home or Family 11
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 2
Total 382

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 8
Accommodation and Food 17
Information and Communication 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 16
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 27
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 183

Plymouth, PL4 8YP is within the Greenbank & University policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 361 crimes were reported within half a mile of PL4 8YP.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 361 crimes committed near PL4 8YP
Neighbourhood Team Address Greenbank & University
Devon & Cornwall Police
Crownhill Police Station
Budshead Way
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to PL4 8YP. 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 PL4 8YP.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest railway station is Plymouth, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Plymouth 0.7 miles
Devonport 1.9 miles
Dockyard (Plymouth) 2.1 miles
Keyham 2.5 miles
St Budeaux Ferry Road 3.1 miles
St Budeaux Victoria Road 3.2 miles
Saltash 4.2 miles
Bere Ferrers 5.7 miles
St Germans 8 miles
Bere Alston 8.2 miles
Calstock 9.1 miles
Ivybridge 10 miles
Gunnislake 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest is Salisbury Road Primary School, approximately 340 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Salisbury Road Primary School 340 yards
Mount Street Primary School 530 yards
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 590 yards
Lipson Vale Primary School 0.6 miles
Prince Rock Primary School 0.6 miles
Hyde Park Infants' School 0.8 miles
Hyde Park Junior School 0.8 miles
Pilgrim Primary Academy 0.8 miles
The Cathedral School of St Mary 1 mile
Laira Green Primary School 1 mile

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest is Plymouth High School for Girls, approximately 710 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Plymouth High School for Girls 710 yards
Lipson Co-operative Academy 0.6 miles
Stoke Damerel Community College 1.4 miles
Scott Medical and Healthcare College 1.4 miles  
Devonport High School for Boys 1.5 miles
Devonport High School for Girls 1.5 miles
Eggbuckland Community College 1.7 miles
Plymstock School 2 miles
St Boniface's RC College 2.1 miles
UTC Plymouth 2.1 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest is Dr Jonathan Carlson And Dr Amanda Beasley, approximately 230 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest is Emergency Dental Service Plymouth, approximately 240 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest is Mount Gould Hospital, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Plymouth, PL4 8YP. The nearest is S Laws Lascelles Opticians, approximately 690 yards away.

* 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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