Area Information for Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ

Station Road in Penzance is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Penzance East ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Ives. This page combines information for the address Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of TR18 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 TR18 2LQ.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cornwall
Ward Penzance East
Constituency St Ives
Region South 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 Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ:

Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2HZ
Market Jew Street, Penzance, TR18 2LJ
Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2NF
Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2NG
Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2JX
Albert Street, Penzance, TR18 2LR

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about TR18 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ 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 one property sale in Station Road 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 Station Road, Penzance 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 4
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 135
Flat (Converted) 11
Residence in Commercial Building 38
Total 218
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Station Road, Penzance contains a higher than average level of social housing - 31% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 52
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 38
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 2
Total 172

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 123
Two People 36
Three People 6
Four People 6
Five People 1
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 172

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 8
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 34
C2 - Skilled manual workers 15
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 29
Total 86

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 St Ives constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 116
Female 130
Total 246

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 12
5-7 2
8-9 0
10-14 3
15 0
16-17 3
18-19 4
20-24 11
25-29 15
30-44 41
45-59 35
60-64 23
65-74 32
75-84 31
85-89 18
90+ 16
Total 246

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of TR18 2LQ the number widowed residents is high - 22% of the area's population. This may be indicative of an older population, and these areas often contain more women than men as a result.

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 88
Married 49
Divorced 31
Separated 6
Widowed 55
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.

However, this area of the Penzance East ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (61%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Very Good 73
Good 78
Fair 60
Bad 29
Very Bad 6
Total 246

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) 47
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 24
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 39
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 28
No GCSEs or Equivalent 66
Other 17
Total 229

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Station Road, Penzance) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 95% 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 234
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 2
Other Asian 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 246

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 213
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 20
Total 246

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 TR18 2LQ

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 157
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 2
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 78

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 110
No Religion 99
Buddhist 3
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 5
Sikh 2
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 22
Total 246

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Penzance East ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 37
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 23
Unemployed 5
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 37
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 22
Other 1
Total 164

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 2
Manufacturing 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 24
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 5
Accommodation and Food 27
Information and Communication 3
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 1
HealthInc. Social Work 7
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 4
Total 89

Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ is within the Penzance Town East policing neighbourhood, under the Devon & Cornwall Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Station Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Penzance Town East
Devon & Cornwall Police
Police Station
South Terrace
TR14 8SY
Force Website:

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Below are the details of the closest services to TR18 2LQ. 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 TR18 2LQ.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest railway station is Penzance, approximately 60 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Penzance 60 yards
St Erth 5.2 miles
Lelant Saltings 5.7 miles
Carbis Bay 6.1 miles
Lelant 6.1 miles
St Ives (Cornwall) 6.5 miles
Hayle 6.7 miles
Camborne 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest is St Mary's Catholic School, Penzance, approximately 650 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary's Catholic School, Penzance 650 yards
St Mary's CofE Primary School, Penzance 0.6 miles
Pensans Community Primary School 0.7 miles  
Gulval School 0.8 miles
Alverton Primary School 0.8 miles
Heamoor Community Primary School 1.1 miles
Newlyn School 1.2 miles
St Maddern's CofE School, Madron 1.5 miles
Mousehole School 2.5 miles  
Trythall Community Primary School 2.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest is Humphry Davy School, approximately 740 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Humphry Davy School 740 yards
Penwith Alternative Provision Academy 760 yards
Mounts Bay Academy 1.1 miles
St Ives School 6 miles
Cape Cornwall School 6.9 miles
Hayle Academy 7 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest is Morrab Surgery, approximately 730 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Morrab Surgery 730 yards
Rosmellyn Surgery 0.5 miles
Sunnyside Surgery 0.5 miles
Marazion Surgery 3.1 miles
St. Buryan 5.1 miles
Pendeen Surgery 6.2 miles
The Stennack Surgery 6.5 miles
Cape Cornwall Surgery 6.6 miles
Bodriggy Health Centre 7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 9 closest dentists to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest is Penzance Dental, approximately 150 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 7 closest hospitals to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest is West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance), approximately 780 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance) 780 yards
Bolitho Hospital 1 mile
Poltair Hospital 1.3 miles
St Michael's Hospital Site 6.3 miles
St Michael's Hospital 6.3 miles
St Julia's Hospice 6.4 miles
Edward Hain Hospital 6.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 7 closest opticians to Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2LQ. The nearest is Reynolds & Slater Opticians, approximately 50 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.