Area Information for Preston, PR1 2GJ
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.
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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||34|
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%.
|Owned with Mortgage||2|
|Rented: From Council||2|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||12|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||91|
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.
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.
|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|
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).
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.
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
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|
|Republic of Ireland||4|
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
|Republic of Ireland||2|
|Europe (including European Union)||15|
|Middle East or Asia||35|
|North America or Caribbean||0|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||0|
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.
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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||9|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||60|
|Looking After Home or Family||1|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||2|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||2|
|Accommodation and Food||22|
|Information and Communication||5|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||2|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||4|
|Public Administration and Defence||12|
|HealthInc. Social Work||7|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||4|
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.
|Crime:||Click here to view 580 crimes committed near PR1 2GJ|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
Preston City Centre
Lancaster Road North
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.
|Preston (Lancs)||660 yards|
|Lostock Hall||2.6 miles|
|Bamber Bridge||2.9 miles|
|Buckshaw Parkway||6.3 miles|
|Euxton Balshaw Lane||6.4 miles|
|Kirkham & Wesham||7.6 miles|
|Cherry Tree||7.8 miles|
|Mill Hill (Lancs)||8.4 miles|
|Ramsgreave & Wilpshire||9.2 miles|
|Moss Side||9.9 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.
|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|
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.
|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|
Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is Fulwood Hall Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.
|Fulwood Hall Hospital||1.9 miles|
|Ramsay Fulwood Hall Hospital||1.9 miles|
|Ribbleton Hospital||2 miles|
|Royal Preston Hospital||2.1 miles|
|Community Eyecare Cataract and Surgical Centre Preston||2.6 miles|
|Greater Lancashire Hospital||2.8 miles|
|Greater Lancashire Hospitals||2.8 miles|
|Priory Hospital Preston||4.3 miles|
|Buckshaw Hospital||5.3 miles|
|Longridge Community Hospital||6.3 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Preston, PR1 2GJ. The nearest is Broadhurst Optometrists, approximately 130 yards away.
|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.