Information about the PA21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PA21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PA21 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 326
Semi-Detached 95
Terraced 38
Flat (Purpose-Built) 87
Flat (Converted) 59
Residence in Commercial Building 18
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 632

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 214
Owned with Mortgage 70
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social 43
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 49
Rented: Other 9
Rent Free 28
Total 413

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 167
Two People 180
Three People 37
Four People 22
Five People 5
Six People 1
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 413

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 36
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 65
C2 - Skilled manual workers 78
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 61
Total 240

Gender Back to Top

Male 400
Female 377
Total 777

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 21
5-7 8
8-9 9
10-14 29
15 7
16-17 10
18-19 4
20-24 29
25-29 26
30-44 112
45-59 180
60-64 83
65-74 130
75-84 95
85-89 24
90+ 10
Total 777

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 161
Married 384
Divorced 64
Separated 19
Widowed 72
Same Sex 3
Total 703

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 322
Good 276
Fair 121
Bad 49
Very Bad 9
Total 777

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) 239
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 58
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 88
1-4 GCSEs 136
No GCSEs 182
Total 703

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 771
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 1
Chinese 3
Black African 1
Total 777

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 200
Wales 4
Scotland 502
Northern Ireland 5
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 33
Other 31
Total 777

Religion Back to Top

Catholic 56
Other Christian 384
No Religion 265
Buddhist 2
Hindu 1
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 65
Total 777

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 150
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 57
Self Employed 122
Unemployed 20
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 11
Retired 162
Looking After Home or Family 20
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 8
Total 574

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 43
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 8
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 42
RetailInc. Wholesale 32
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 20
Accommodation and Food 40
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 8
Professional, Scientific and Technical 17
Administration 6
Public Administration and Defence 12
Education 21
HealthInc. Social Work 41
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 25
Total 332