Information about the PE16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PE16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PE16 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 1869
Semi-Detached 1614
Terraced 1042
Flat (Purpose-Built) 236
Flat (Converted) 50
Residence in Commercial Building 38
Caravan/Park/Temporary 18
Total 4867

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1486
Owned with Mortgage 1845
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 72
Rented: Other Social 387
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 716
Rented: Other 75
Rent Free 56
Total 4664

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 1366
Two People 1741
Three People 712
Four People 579
Five People 191
Six People 53
Seven People 14
8+ People 8
Total 4664

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 531
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 965
C2 - Skilled manual workers 912
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 941
Total 3349

Gender Back to Top

Male 5321
Female 5454
Total 10775

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
0-4 628
5-7 335
8-9 225
10-14 672
15 154
16-17 292
18-19 226
20-24 595
25-29 612
30-44 2200
45-59 2216
60-64 628
65-74 1083
75-84 657
85-89 161
90+ 91
Total 10775

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 2461
Married 4412
Divorced 938
Separated 276
Widowed 665
Same Sex 9
Total 8761

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 4571
Good 4054
Fair 1564
Bad 457
Very Bad 129
Total 10775

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) 1585
Apprenticeship 347
2+ A Levels 1022
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1546
1-4 GCSEs 1395
No GCSEs 2377
Other 489
Total 8761

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10485
Mixed Ethnicity 109
Indian 32
Pakistani 5
Chinese 22
Other Asian 50
Black African 34
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 12
Total 10775

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9824
Wales 79
Scotland 161
Northern Ireland 30
Republic of Ireland 46
European Union 356
Other 279
Total 10775

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7731
Republic of Ireland 35
Europe (including European Union) 323
African Countries 38
Middle East or Asia 39
North America or Caribbean 42
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 14
None 2610

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6636
No Religion 3238
Buddhist 19
Hindu 23
Jewish 2
Muslim 22
Sikh 14
Other Religion 33
Not Stated 788
Total 10775

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 3436
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1036
Self Employed 756
Unemployed 284
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 425
Retired 1188
Looking After Home or Family 347
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 271
Other 109
Total 7852

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 207
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 740
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 13
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 501
RetailInc. Wholesale 876
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 334
Accommodation and Food 208
Information and Communication 149
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 96
Real Estate 66
Professional, Scientific and Technical 334
Administration 274
Public Administration and Defence 300
Education 391
HealthInc. Social Work 571
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 223
Total 5349