Area Information for Preston, PR1 2GJ

This postcode in Preston is in the North West region of England. The postcode is within the City Centre ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Preston. This page combines information for the address Preston, PR1 2GJ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of PR1 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 June 2000. 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 Preston
Ward City Centre
Constituency Preston
Region North 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 Preston, PR1 2GJ:

Trinity Place, Preston, PR1 2EX
Market Street, Preston, PR1 2HP
Union Street, Preston, PR1 2HD
Ring Way, Preston, PR1 2ER
Ring Way, Preston, PR1 2QD
Ring Way, Preston, PR1 2BA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about PR1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Preston, PR1 2GJ 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 Preston 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 0
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 97
Flat (Converted) 7
Residence in Commercial Building 34
Total 151
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Preston contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 82% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 2
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 12
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 91
Rented: Other 5
Rent Free 3
Total 117

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 80
Two People 23
Three People 6
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 117

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 19
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 59
C2 - Skilled manual workers 8
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 28
Total 114

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around PR1 2GJ however is predominantly male (65%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 117
Female 62
Total 179

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the City Centre 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 3
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 15
20-24 49
25-29 39
30-44 38
45-59 21
60-64 4
65-74 1
75-84 0
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 179

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PR1 2GJ there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 69% 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 123
Married 24
Divorced 18
Separated 5
Widowed 1
Same Sex 0
Total 171

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 88
Good 65
Fair 18
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 179

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) 60
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 37
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 22
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 15
Other 18
Total 171

Ethnic Group Embed This

Preston can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 68% 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 122
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 20
Chinese 15
Other Asian 1
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 1
Other 12
Total 179

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Preston), 59% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 105
Wales 1
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 14
Other 51
Total 179

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 PR1 2GJ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 112
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 15
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 35
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 13

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 72
No Religion 61
Buddhist 1
Hindu 15
Jewish 0
Muslim 13
Sikh 3
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 13
Total 179

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the City Centre ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 36% 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 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 60
Retired 1
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 10
Total 169

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 9
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 13
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 22
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 8
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 8
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 98

Preston, PR1 2GJ is within the Preston City Centre policing neighbourhood, under the Lancashire Constabulary force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 580 crimes were reported within half a mile of PR1 2GJ.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 580 crimes committed near PR1 2GJ
Neighbourhood Team Address Preston City Centre
Lancaster Road North
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Below are the details of the closest services to PR1 2GJ. 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 PR1 2GJ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest railway station is Preston (Lancs), approximately 660 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Preston (Lancs) 660 yards
Lostock Hall 2.6 miles
Bamber Bridge 2.9 miles
Leyland 4.3 miles
Salwick 5 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 6.3 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6.4 miles
Pleasington 6.8 miles
Croston 7.2 miles
Kirkham & Wesham 7.6 miles
Cherry Tree 7.8 miles
Chorley 8.1 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 8.4 miles
Blackburn 9.2 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 9.2 miles
Rufford 9.7 miles
Moss Side 9.9 miles
Darwen 11 miles
Lytham 11 miles
Langho 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is St Ignatius' Catholic Primary School, approximately 560 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Ignatius' Catholic Primary School 560 yards
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Preston 790 yards
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
St Stephen's CofE School 0.7 miles
Frenchwood Community Primary School 0.7 miles
Deepdale Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Eldon Primary School 0.8 miles
The Roebuck School 1 mile
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Preston 1 mile
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is Abrar Academy, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Abrar Academy 0.6 miles  
Eden Boys' School, Preston 0.7 miles
Preston Muslim Girls High School 0.8 miles
Moor Park High School and Sixth Form 0.8 miles
Christ The King Catholic High School 0.9 miles
Larches High School 1 mile
Penwortham Girls' High School 1.4 miles
Archbishop Temple School, A Church of England Specialist College 1.5 miles
Our Lady's Catholic High School 1.7 miles
Corpus Christi Catholic High School 1.7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is UCLAN Medical Centre, approximately 430 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
UCLAN Medical Centre 430 yards
Avenham Surgery 790 yards
Park View Surgery 790 yards
Fishergate Hill Surgery 0.7 miles
Moor Park Surgery 0.7 miles
The Surgery 0.7 miles
Dr R K Yerra 0.8 miles
Dr S Z Shahid 0.8 miles
Frenchwood Surgery 0.8 miles
Issa Medical Centre - Patel 0.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is Synergy Dental Clinic, approximately 350 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Synergy Dental Clinic 350 yards
Ringway Dental Centre 710 yards
Preston Orthodontics 840 yards
Smile Clinic half a mile
Adelphi Dental Practice half a mile
Central Lancashire PCT Dental Service 0.5 miles
Marshall & Lavelle 0.7 miles
Deepdale Dental Centre 0.9 miles
MR F PATEL 1 mile
Redbridge Associates Ltd 1.2 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is Fulwood Hall Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is Broadhurst Optometrists, approximately 130 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Broadhurst Optometrists 130 yards
Specsavers Opticians 230 yards
Preston Optical Centre Limited 280 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 280 yards
Ryan (M J) Eyecare Ltd 390 yards
Boots-Preston - Fishergate 410 yards
I-Site Opticians 580 yards
Vision Care Clinic 0.9 miles
Clarity Optical 0.9 miles
D C James 1 mile

* 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.