Area Information for Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB

Market Street West 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 Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB, 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for PR1 2HB.

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 Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB:

Claytons Gate, Preston, PR1 2EH
Friargate, Preston, PR1 2EE
Friargate, Preston, PR1 2EF
Friargate, Preston, PR1 2AT
Patten Street, Preston, PR1 2HA
Union Street, Preston, PR1 2HD

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 Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB 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 11 property sales in Market Street West 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 Market Street West, 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 1
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 9
Flat (Purpose-Built) 84
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 18
Total 129
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Market Street West, Preston contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 71% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 1
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 80
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 4
Total 116

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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 78
Two People 23
Three People 11
Four People 2
Five People 2
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 116

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 64
C2 - Skilled manual workers 12
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 27
Total 112

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 Preston constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 52% male.

Male 298
Female 279
Total 577

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 4
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 11
18-19 136
20-24 329
25-29 41
30-44 39
45-59 11
60-64 3
65-74 3
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 577

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PR1 2HB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 93% 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 537
Married 17
Divorced 14
Separated 2
Widowed 1
Same Sex 2
Total 573

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 299
Good 230
Fair 39
Bad 8
Very Bad 1
Total 577

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) 110
Apprenticeship 4
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 292
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 76
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 38
No GCSEs or Equivalent 14
Other 39
Total 573

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 82% 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 476
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 15
Pakistani 12
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 22
Other Asian 13
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 6
Other 20
Total 577

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 417
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 10
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 63
Other 77
Total 577

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 2HB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 409
Republic of Ireland 9
Europe (including European Union) 62
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 45
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 49

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 287
No Religion 196
Buddhist 6
Hindu 17
Jewish 0
Muslim 35
Sikh 2
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 32
Total 577

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the City Centre ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 86% 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 42
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 9
Self Employed 3
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 491
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 8
Other 5
Total 573

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 2
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 64
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 67
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 4
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 211

Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB 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.

Neighbourhood Team

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

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB. The nearest railway station is Preston (Lancs), approximately 610 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Preston (Lancs) 610 yards
Lostock Hall 2.7 miles
Bamber Bridge 3 miles
Leyland 4.4 miles
Salwick 4.9 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 6.3 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6.4 miles
Pleasington 6.9 miles
Croston 7.1 miles
Kirkham & Wesham 7.5 miles
Cherry Tree 7.8 miles
Chorley 8.2 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 8.5 miles
Blackburn 9.3 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 9.3 miles
Rufford 9.7 miles
Moss Side 9.8 miles
Darwen 11 miles
Lytham 11 miles
Langho 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB. The nearest is St Ignatius' Catholic Primary School, approximately 640 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Ignatius' Catholic Primary School 640 yards
English Martyrs Catholic Primary School, Preston 730 yards
St Augustine's Catholic Primary School 0.6 miles
St Stephen's CofE School 0.7 miles
Frenchwood Community Primary School 0.8 miles
Eldon Primary School 0.8 miles
Deepdale Community Primary School 0.9 miles
The Roebuck School 1 mile
Sacred Heart Catholic Primary School 1 mile
St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, Preston 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

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

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Abrar Academy 0.6 miles  
Eden Boys' School, Preston 0.8 miles
Moor Park High School and Sixth Form 0.8 miles
Preston Muslim Girls High School 0.8 miles
Christ The King Catholic High School 1 mile
Larches High School 1 mile
Penwortham Girls' High School 1.3 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 Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB. The nearest is UCLAN Medical Centre, approximately 310 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 310 yards
Park View Surgery 840 yards
Avenham Surgery half a mile
Fishergate Hill Surgery 0.6 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 0.9 miles
Issa Medical Centre - Patel 0.9 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB. The nearest is Synergy Dental Clinic, approximately 460 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 10 closest hospitals to Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB. The nearest is Fulwood Hall Hospital, approximately 1.9 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Market Street West, Preston, PR1 2HB. The nearest is Broadhurst Optometrists, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Broadhurst Optometrists < 50 yards
Specsavers Opticians 320 yards
Preston Optical Centre Limited 350 yards
Vision Express (UK) Ltd 350 yards
Boots-Preston - Fishergate 490 yards
Ryan (M J) Eyecare Ltd 510 yards
I-Site Opticians 670 yards
D C James 0.9 miles
Vision Care Clinic 0.9 miles
Clarity Optical 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.


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Broadband in PR1 2HB

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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 8 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 40.3Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 80Mbps
Average Upload Speed 9Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Superfast Broadband 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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