Information about the PA18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PA18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PA18 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 542
Semi-Detached 300
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 197
Flat (Converted) 31
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 7
Total 1124

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 353
Owned with Mortgage 568
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 82
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 62
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 9
Total 1082

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 228
Two People 350
Three People 192
Four People 241
Five People 62
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 1082

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 361
C2 - Skilled manual workers 172
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 138
Total 879

Gender Back to Top

Male 1371
Female 1474
Total 2845

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
0-4 140
5-7 95
8-9 67
10-14 230
15 43
16-17 91
18-19 86
20-24 154
25-29 103
30-44 541
45-59 794
60-64 196
65-74 203
75-84 79
85-89 18
90+ 5
Total 2845

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 580
Married 1371
Divorced 152
Separated 59
Widowed 106
Same Sex 2
Total 2270

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 1740
Good 779
Fair 230
Bad 68
Very Bad 28
Total 2845

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) 725
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 315
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 391
1-4 GCSEs 483
No GCSEs 356
Total 2270

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2781
Mixed Ethnicity 8
Indian 15
Pakistani 21
Chinese 17
Other Asian 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 2846

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 228
Wales 11
Scotland 2481
Northern Ireland 18
Republic of Ireland 9
European Union 37
Other 61
Total 2845

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 746
Other Christian 1163
No Religion 685
Buddhist 9
Hindu 6
Jewish 0
Muslim 22
Sikh 5
Other Religion 9
Not Stated 200
Total 2,845

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 917
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 324
Self Employed 176
Unemployed 65
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 211
Retired 299
Looking After Home or Family 83
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 73
Other 20
Total 2168

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 102
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 68
RetailInc. Wholesale 213
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 89
Accommodation and Food 72
Information and Communication 98
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 78
Real Estate 18
Professional, Scientific and Technical 83
Administration 48
Public Administration and Defence 109
Education 140
HealthInc. Social Work 259
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 75
Total 1493