Information about the PA17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PA17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PA17 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 444
Semi-Detached 139
Terraced 110
Flat (Purpose-Built) 392
Flat (Converted) 85
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 1173

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 452
Owned with Mortgage 375
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 60
Rented: Other Social 54
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 87
Rented: Other 7
Rent Free 15
Total 1051

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 280
Two People 455
Three People 148
Four People 117
Five People 41
Six People 7
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 1051

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 208
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 216
C2 - Skilled manual workers 103
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 145
Total 672

Gender Back to Top

Male 1178
Female 1193
Total 2371

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 92
5-7 59
8-9 52
10-14 137
15 33
16-17 62
18-19 40
20-24 107
25-29 68
30-44 348
45-59 562
60-64 238
65-74 360
75-84 164
85-89 34
90+ 15
Total 2371

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 497
Married 1167
Divorced 136
Separated 45
Widowed 147
Same Sex 6
Total 1998

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 1191
Good 780
Fair 290
Bad 90
Very Bad 20
Total 2371

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) 710
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 252
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 261
1-4 GCSEs 347
No GCSEs 428
Total 1998

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2331
Mixed Ethnicity 6
Indian 10
Pakistani 5
Chinese 5
Other Asian 7
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 3
Total 2370

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 291
Wales 12
Scotland 1944
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 6
European Union 24
Other 62
Total 2371

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 384
Other Christian 1083
No Religion 699
Buddhist 4
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 2
Sikh 11
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 178
Total 2,371

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 577
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 211
Self Employed 166
Unemployed 72
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 133
Retired 454
Looking After Home or Family 83
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 67
Other 22
Total 1785

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 16
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 66
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 12
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 9
Construction 60
RetailInc. Wholesale 148
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 50
Accommodation and Food 55
Information and Communication 63
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 41
Real Estate 12
Professional, Scientific and Technical 60
Administration 33
Public Administration and Defence 70
Education 116
HealthInc. Social Work 140
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 48
Total 1005