Area Information for Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT

Winckley Square 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 Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT, 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 September 2015. 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 Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT:

Winckley Street, Preston, PR1 2AF
Winckley Street, Preston, PR1 2AL
Winckley Street, Preston, PR1 2AA
Fishergate, Preston, PR1 2AD
Fishergate, Preston, PR1 2AE
Fishergate, Preston, PR1 2DA

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 Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT 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 Winckley Square, 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 5
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 60
Flat (Purpose-Built) 87
Flat (Converted) 58
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 222
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Winckley Square, Preston contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 65% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 37
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 4
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 129
Rented: Other 10
Rent Free 3
Total 214

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 105
Two People 63
Three People 26
Four People 7
Five People 5
Six People 7
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 214

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 83
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 77
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 196

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 2JT however is predominantly male (59%). 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 253
Female 175
Total 428

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 16
5-7 7
8-9 4
10-14 8
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 13
20-24 88
25-29 84
30-44 104
45-59 52
60-64 19
65-74 16
75-84 8
85-89 2
90+ 1
Total 428

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PR1 2JT there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 64% 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 275
Married 81
Divorced 20
Separated 9
Widowed 4
Same Sex 2
Total 391

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 225
Good 151
Fair 38
Bad 10
Very Bad 4
Total 428

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Winckley Square and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents that are degree educated or similar - 51% of the resident population. On average, around 27.1% of census respondents fall in to this category.

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) 198
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 84
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 45
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 17
No GCSEs or Equivalent 27
Other 14
Total 391

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 86% 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 367
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 26
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 9
Other Asian 2
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 2
Other 4
Total 428

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 318
Wales 6
Scotland 15
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 35
Other 46
Total 428

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 2JT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 338
Republic of Ireland 8
Europe (including European Union) 30
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 11
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 42

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 201
No Religion 161
Buddhist 1
Hindu 15
Jewish 1
Muslim 16
Sikh 0
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 27
Total 428

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the City Centre ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in full-time employment - 53% of the resident population. On average, around 38.4% of census respondents were in full-time employment.

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 200
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 30
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 81
Retired 19
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 5
Total 380

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 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 10
Construction 5
RetailInc. Wholesale 46
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 33
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 28
Education 35
HealthInc. Social Work 38
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 15
Total 295

Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT is within the Avenham & Frenchwood 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 Winckley Square
Neighbourhood Team Address Avenham & Frenchwood
Lancaster Road North
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Below are the details of the closest services to PR1 2JT. 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 2JT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest railway station is Preston (Lancs), approximately 550 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Preston (Lancs) 550 yards
Lostock Hall 2.3 miles
Bamber Bridge 2.6 miles
Leyland 3.9 miles
Salwick 5.2 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 5.9 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6 miles
Pleasington 6.6 miles
Croston 6.8 miles
Cherry Tree 7.6 miles
Kirkham & Wesham 7.7 miles
Chorley 7.7 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 8.3 miles
Blackburn 9.1 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 9.2 miles
Rufford 9.4 miles
Moss Side 9.9 miles
Darwen 11 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 11 miles
Lytham 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest is St Augustine's Catholic Primary School, approximately 680 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest is Christ The King Catholic High School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Christ The King Catholic High School 0.6 miles
Eden Boys' School, Preston 0.7 miles
Preston Muslim Girls High School 1 mile
Abrar Academy 1 mile  
Moor Park High School and Sixth Form 1.1 miles
Penwortham Girls' High School 1.2 miles
Larches High School 1.4 miles
Penwortham Priory Academy 1.7 miles
Archbishop Temple School, A Church of England Specialist College 1.9 miles
Lostock Hall Academy 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest is Park View Surgery, approximately 90 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Park View Surgery 90 yards
Avenham Surgery 550 yards
UCLAN Medical Centre 0.5 miles
Fishergate Hill Surgery 0.6 miles
Frenchwood Surgery 0.6 miles
The New Hall Lane Practice 1 mile
Dr R K Yerra 1.1 miles
Dr S Z Shahid 1.1 miles
Moor Park Surgery 1.1 miles
The Surgery 1.1 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest is Preston Orthodontics, approximately 170 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 Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest is Ribbleton Hospital, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Winckley Square, Preston, PR1 2JT. The nearest is Boots-Preston - Fishergate, approximately 340 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.