Information about the PA16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PA16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PA16 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 1450
Semi-Detached 3432
Terraced 2509
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5142
Flat (Converted) 632
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 13223

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3557
Owned with Mortgage 4858
Shared Ownership 112
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 2896
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1081
Rented: Other 145
Rent Free 102
Total 12751

Housing Occupancy 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 4472
Two People 3836
Three People 2123
Four People 1691
Five People 513
Six People 94
Seven People 15
8+ People 7
Total 12751

Social Grade

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 1303
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3027
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1896
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3060
Total 9286

Gender Back to Top

Male 13952
Female 15392
Total 29344

Age Groups 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 1567
5-7 917
8-9 574
10-14 1710
15 349
16-17 763
18-19 760
20-24 1895
25-29 1672
30-44 5500
45-59 6630
60-64 1772
65-74 2675
75-84 1841
85-89 457
90+ 262
Total 29344

Relationship Status Back to Top

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 8701
Married 10464
Divorced 2021
Separated 723
Widowed 2302
Same Sex 16
Total 24227

Health 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 15270
Good 8279
Fair 3794
Bad 1504
Very Bad 497
Total 29344

Education & Qualifications 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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 4907
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 2963
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3301
1-4 GCSEs 5609
No GCSEs 7447
Total 24227

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28952
Mixed Ethnicity 60
Indian 97
Pakistani 67
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 51
Other Asian 45
Black African 29
Black Caribbean 10
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 5
Total 29330

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1018
Wales 50
Scotland 27343
Northern Ireland 106
Republic of Ireland 72
European Union 299
Other 456
Total 29344

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 10872
Other Christian 10932
No Religion 5607
Buddhist 16
Hindu 36
Jewish 1
Muslim 72
Sikh 37
Other Religion 60
Not Stated 1711
Total 29,344

Economic Activity

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 8259
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3180
Self Employed 1057
Unemployed 1055
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1875
Retired 3325
Looking After Home or Family 799
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1610
Other 507
Total 21667

Employment Industry 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 49
Mining/Quarrying 51
Manufacturing 1238
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 77
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 68
Construction 653
RetailInc. Wholesale 1898
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 697
Accommodation and Food 647
Information and Communication 649
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 698
Real Estate 162
Professional, Scientific and Technical 429
Administration 617
Public Administration and Defence 907
Education 1028
HealthInc. Social Work 2593
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 627
Total 13088