Area Information for Preston, PR1 2JY

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 2JY, 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 August 2010. 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 2JY:

Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NL
Chapel Walks, Preston, PR1 2AY
Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2YX
Fishergate, Preston, PR1 2AE
Lune Street, Preston, PR1 2NN
Fox Street, Preston, PR1 2AB

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 2JY 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 2
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 13
Flat (Purpose-Built) 52
Flat (Converted) 78
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 157
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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) - 88% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2
Owned with Mortgage 9
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 3
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 119
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 1
Total 140

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 90
Two People 33
Three People 13
Four People 2
Five People 0
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 140

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 58
C2 - Skilled manual workers 11
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 138

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 2JY 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 157
Female 83
Total 240

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 8
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 2
20-24 56
25-29 43
30-44 65
45-59 36
60-64 7
65-74 5
75-84 7
85-89 5
90+ 2
Total 240

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of PR1 2JY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 68% 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 162
Married 33
Divorced 23
Separated 9
Widowed 2
Same Sex 0
Total 229

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 98
Good 90
Fair 44
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 240

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) 90
Apprenticeship 3
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 43
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 19
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 16
No GCSEs or Equivalent 38
Other 20
Total 229

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 85% 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 205
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 4
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 15
Other Asian 4
Black African 2
Total 240

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Preston), 65% 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 156
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 44
Other 29
Total 240

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 2JY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 136
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 42
African Countries 1
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 36

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 118
No Religion 89
Buddhist 2
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 16
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 12
Total 240

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 - 55% 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 118
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 41
Retired 4
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 13
Other 3
Total 215

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 14
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 21
Accommodation and Food 32
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 7
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2
Administration 15
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 19
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 6
Total 158

Preston, PR1 2JY 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 PR1 2JY
Neighbourhood Team Address Preston City Centre
Lancaster Road North
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Below are the details of the closest services to PR1 2JY. 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 2JY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest railway station is Preston (Lancs), approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Preston (Lancs) 440 yards
Lostock Hall 2.5 miles
Bamber Bridge 2.8 miles
Leyland 4.2 miles
Salwick 5 miles
Buckshaw Parkway 6.1 miles
Euxton Balshaw Lane 6.2 miles
Pleasington 6.8 miles
Croston 7 miles
Kirkham & Wesham 7.6 miles
Cherry Tree 7.7 miles
Chorley 8 miles
Mill Hill (Lancs) 8.4 miles
Blackburn 9.2 miles
Ramsgreave & Wilpshire 9.3 miles
Rufford 9.5 miles
Moss Side 9.9 miles
Darwen 11 miles
Lytham 11 miles
Adlington (Lancashire) 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest is St Ignatius' Catholic Primary School, approximately 820 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest is Eden Boys' School, Preston, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Eden Boys' School, Preston 0.7 miles
Christ The King Catholic High School 0.8 miles
Abrar Academy 0.8 miles  
Preston Muslim Girls High School 0.9 miles
Moor Park High School and Sixth Form 1 mile
Larches High School 1.2 miles
Penwortham Girls' High School 1.2 miles
Archbishop Temple School, A Church of England Specialist College 1.7 miles
Penwortham Priory Academy 1.7 miles
Our Lady's Catholic High School 1.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest is Park View Surgery, approximately 490 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 490 yards
UCLAN Medical Centre 560 yards
Avenham Surgery 660 yards
Fishergate Hill Surgery 0.5 miles
Frenchwood Surgery 0.7 miles
Moor Park Surgery 0.9 miles
The Surgery 0.9 miles
Dr R K Yerra 0.9 miles
Dr S Z Shahid 0.9 miles
The New Hall Lane Practice 1 mile

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest is Preston Orthodontics, approximately 550 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 Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest is Ribbleton Hospital, approximately 2.1 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Preston, PR1 2JY. The nearest is Preston Optical Centre Limited, approximately 110 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.