Area Information for Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT

Wharf Road in Penzance is in the South West region of England. The postcode is within the Penzance Central ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of St Ives. This page combines information for the address Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Cornwall
Ward Penzance Central
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 Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT:

East Terrace, Penzance, TR18 2TB
East Terrace, Penzance, TR18 2TD
Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2NG
Station Road, Penzance, TR18 2NF
Leskinnick Street, Penzance, TR18 2HA
Penrose Terrace, Penzance, TR18 2HQ

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 Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT 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 Wharf 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 2
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 52
Flat (Purpose-Built) 27
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 159
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Wharf Road, Penzance contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 48% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 35
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 2
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 59
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 4
Total 124

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 65
Two People 25
Three People 18
Four People 11
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 124

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 95

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 49% male.

Male 117
Female 123
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 11
5-7 10
8-9 5
10-14 10
15 2
16-17 4
18-19 5
20-24 17
25-29 10
30-44 62
45-59 53
60-64 13
65-74 18
75-84 13
85-89 3
90+ 4
Total 240

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode TR18 2LT does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

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 79
Married 59
Divorced 42
Separated 5
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 202

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 101
Good 81
Fair 37
Bad 19
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) 54
Apprenticeship 8
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 36
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 37
No GCSEs or Equivalent 37
Other 4
Total 202

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Wharf 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 99% 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 237
Mixed Ethnicity 3
Total 240

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 223
Wales 1
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 4
Other 7
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 TR18 2LT

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 163
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 1
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 74

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 96
No Religion 121
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 23
Total 240

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Penzance Central ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 21% 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 48
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 39
Self Employed 26
Unemployed 9
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 3
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 16
Other 6
Total 182

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
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 4
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 8
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 9
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 13
HealthInc. Social Work 6
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 14
Total 116

Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT 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 Wharf Road
Neighbourhood Team Address Penzance Town East
Devon & Cornwall Police
Police Station
South Terrace
TR14 8SY
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Below are the details of the closest services to TR18 2LT. 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 2LT.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest railway station is Penzance, approximately 80 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Penzance 80 yards
St Erth 5.1 miles
Lelant Saltings 5.6 miles
Carbis Bay 6 miles
Lelant 6 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 Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest is St Mary's Catholic School, Penzance, approximately 600 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Mary's Catholic School, Penzance 600 yards
St Mary's CofE Primary School, Penzance 0.7 miles
Pensans Primary School 0.7 miles
Gulval School 0.8 miles
Alverton Primary School 0.9 miles
Heamoor Community Primary School 1.2 miles
Newlyn School 1.2 miles
St Maddern's CofE School, Madron 1.6 miles
Mousehole School 2.6 miles  
Trythall Community Primary School 2.6 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 6 closest secondary schools to Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest is Penwith Alternative Provision Academy, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Penwith Alternative Provision Academy 720 yards
Humphry Davy School 750 yards
Mounts Bay Academy 1.2 miles
St Ives School 6 miles
Hayle Academy 6.9 miles
Cape Cornwall School 6.9 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest is Morrab Surgery, approximately 840 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Morrab Surgery 840 yards
Rosmellyn Surgery 0.6 miles
Sunnyside Surgery 0.6 miles
The Alverton Practice 0.6 miles
Newlyn Surgery 1.3 miles
Marazion Surgery 3 miles
St. Buryan 5.2 miles
Pendeen Surgery 6.3 miles
The Stennack Surgery 6.5 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 9 closest dentists to Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest is Penzance Dental, approximately 270 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 Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest is West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance), approximately 850 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
West Cornwall Hospital (Penzance) 850 yards
Bolitho Hospital 1 mile
Poltair Hospital 1.4 miles
St Michael's Hospital Site 6.2 miles
St Michael's Hospital 6.2 miles
St Julia's Hospice 6.3 miles
Edward Hain Hospital 6.4 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 6 closest opticians to Wharf Road, Penzance, TR18 2LT. The nearest is Reynolds & Slater Opticians, approximately 140 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Reynolds & Slater Opticians 140 yards
Boots-Penzance 340 yards
Bradley Opticians Ltd 340 yards
Specsavers Opticians 400 yards
FL & I Keast 780 yards
P Storey Home Visiting Opticians 3.6 miles

* 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.