Information about the PE2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PE2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PE2 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 5792
Semi-Detached 5807
Terraced 5762
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2769
Flat (Converted) 294
Residence in Commercial Building 222
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 20657

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5167
Owned with Mortgage 7128
Shared Ownership 167
Rented: From Council 1071
Rented: Other Social 2522
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3463
Rented: Other 279
Rent Free 222
Total 20019

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 5959
Two People 7008
Three People 3291
Four People 2592
Five People 812
Six People 268
Seven People 61
8+ People 28
Total 20019

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 2916
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4806
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3278
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4577
Total 15577

Gender Back to Top

Male 23172
Female 23836
Total 47008

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 3344
5-7 1630
8-9 1015
10-14 2573
15 566
16-17 1102
18-19 1042
20-24 3056
25-29 4000
30-44 10608
45-59 8955
60-64 2551
65-74 3394
75-84 2396
85-89 546
90+ 230
Total 47008

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 13116
Married 17035
Divorced 4037
Separated 1302
Widowed 2297
Same Sex 93
Total 37880

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 21105
Good 17185
Fair 6310
Bad 1896
Very Bad 512
Total 47008

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) 8005
Apprenticeship 1357
2+ A Levels 4380
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6392
1-4 GCSEs 6161
No GCSEs 8926
Other 2659
Total 37880

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42544
Mixed Ethnicity 1116
Indian 903
Pakistani 367
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 223
Other Asian 454
Black African 782
Black Caribbean 270
Other Black/African/Caribbean 107
Other 235
Total 47008

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38141
Wales 351
Scotland 915
Northern Ireland 259
Republic of Ireland 323
European Union 3960
Other 3059
Total 47008

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31945
Republic of Ireland 281
Europe (including European Union) 4136
African Countries 489
Middle East or Asia 543
North America or Caribbean 228
Central America 7
South America 53
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 68
None 9640

Religion Back to Top

Christian 28560
No Religion 13123
Buddhist 126
Hindu 514
Jewish 44
Muslim 1034
Sikh 233
Other Religion 190
Not Stated 3184
Total 47008

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 15820
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4631
Self Employed 2502
Unemployed 1701
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1971
Retired 4151
Looking After Home or Family 1577
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1484
Other 871
Total 34708

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 98
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 2742
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 71
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 176
Construction 1528
RetailInc. Wholesale 4190
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1316
Accommodation and Food 1113
Information and Communication 1091
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1464
Real Estate 290
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1217
Administration 1613
Public Administration and Defence 1344
Education 1854
HealthInc. Social Work 2554
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 959
Total 23627