Area Information for Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN

Embankment Road in Plymouth is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Efford and Lipson ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport. This page combines information for the address Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Plymouth
Ward Efford and Lipson
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 Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN:

Arnolds Point, Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JW
Astor Drive, Plymouth, PL4 9RD
Beaumont Road, Plymouth, PL4 9EN
Mirador Place, Plymouth, PL4 9HE
Lanhydrock Road, Plymouth, PL4 9HJ
Heathfield Road, Plymouth, PL4 9HD

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 Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN 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

The area containing Embankment Road, Plymouth consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 7
Semi-Detached 64
Terraced 94
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 173
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Embankment Road, Plymouth contains a higher than average level of social housing - 30% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 46
Owned with Mortgage 52
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 36
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 13
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 171

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 46
Two People 56
Three People 25
Four People 28
Five People 12
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 171

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 18
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 37
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 47
Total 125

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 47% male.

Male 204
Female 227
Total 431

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 38
5-7 24
8-9 6
10-14 38
15 7
16-17 8
18-19 7
20-24 25
25-29 39
30-44 86
45-59 56
60-64 32
65-74 38
75-84 20
85-89 4
90+ 3
Total 431

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode PL4 9JN 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 101
Married 153
Divorced 39
Separated 7
Widowed 17
Same Sex 1
Total 318

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 211
Good 131
Fair 59
Bad 26
Very Bad 4
Total 431

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) 64
Apprenticeship 17
2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 49
1-4 GCSEs 50
No GCSEs 97
Other 8
Total 318

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Embankment Road, Plymouth) 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 98% 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 424
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 1
Total 431

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 392
Wales 8
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 15
Other 11
Total 431

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 9JN

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 294
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 14
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 119

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 239
No Religion 152
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 37
Total 431

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 106
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 46
Self Employed 13
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 24
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 24
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 23
Other 3
Total 291

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
Manufacturing 13
Construction 21
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 20
HealthInc. Social Work 29
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 172

Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN is within the Lipson & Laira policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In May 2019, 43 crimes were reported within half a mile of PL4 9JN.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 43 crimes committed near Embankment Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Lipson & Laira
Devon & Cornwall Police
Crownhill Police Station
Budshead Way
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Below are the details of the closest services to PL4 9JN. 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 9JN.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 13 closest railway stations to Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest railway station is Plymouth, approximately 1.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Plymouth 1.7 miles
Devonport 2.9 miles
Dockyard (Plymouth) 3.1 miles
Keyham 3.3 miles
St Budeaux Ferry Road 3.9 miles
St Budeaux Victoria Road 3.9 miles
Saltash 4.9 miles
Bere Ferrers 5.9 miles
Bere Alston 8.3 miles
Ivybridge 8.9 miles
St Germans 9 miles
Calstock 9.2 miles
Gunnislake 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest is Laira Green Primary School, approximately 380 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Laira Green Primary School 380 yards
High View School 790 yards
Lipson Vale Primary School 0.6 miles
Prince Rock Primary School 0.9 miles
Salisbury Road Primary School 1 mile
Austin Farm Academy 1 mile
Compton CofE Primary School 1.2 miles
Pomphlett Primary School 1.2 miles
Holy Cross Catholic Primary School 1.4 miles
Oreston Community Academy 1.4 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest is Lipson Co-operative Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Lipson Co-operative Academy 0.6 miles
Plymouth High School for Girls 1.4 miles
Eggbuckland Community College 1.5 miles
Plymstock School 1.5 miles
Hele's School 1.9 miles
Tor Bridge High 2.1 miles
St Boniface's RC College 2.1 miles
Devonport High School for Girls 2.2 miles
Coombe Dean School 2.2 miles
Stoke Damerel Community College 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest is Laira Surgery, approximately 760 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 Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest is Plymouth Orthodontics Ltd, approximately 1 mile 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 Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest is Mount Gould Hospital, approximately 720 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Embankment Road, Plymouth, PL4 9JN. The nearest is MEE Healthcare, approximately 1 mile 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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