Information about the PE21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PE21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PE21 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 6849
Semi-Detached 5838
Terraced 3730
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2179
Flat (Converted) 405
Residence in Commercial Building 171
Caravan/Park/Temporary 85
Total 19257

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5882
Owned with Mortgage 5347
Shared Ownership 168
Rented: From Council 1221
Rented: Other Social 2270
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3184
Rented: Other 261
Rent Free 246
Total 18579

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 5550
Two People 6598
Three People 2991
Four People 2278
Five People 778
Six People 278
Seven People 51
8+ People 55
Total 18579

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 1366
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2871
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3146
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5810
Total 13193

Gender Back to Top

Male 21095
Female 22597
Total 43692

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 2798
5-7 1379
8-9 865
10-14 2331
15 502
16-17 1002
18-19 965
20-24 2964
25-29 3317
30-44 8544
45-59 8247
60-64 2682
65-74 4145
75-84 2817
85-89 755
90+ 379
Total 43692

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 11321
Married 16561
Divorced 3991
Separated 935
Widowed 2937
Same Sex 72
Total 35817

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 17858
Good 16619
Fair 6688
Bad 2019
Very Bad 508
Total 43692

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) 5161
Apprenticeship 1079
2+ A Levels 3239
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5265
1-4 GCSEs 5075
No GCSEs 11711
Other 4287
Total 35817

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 41938
Mixed Ethnicity 543
Indian 324
Pakistani 135
Bangladeshi 72
Chinese 123
Other Asian 183
Black African 153
Black Caribbean 42
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 153
Total 43692

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34366
Wales 190
Scotland 346
Northern Ireland 116
Republic of Ireland 112
European Union 7119
Other 1443
Total 43692

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24520
Republic of Ireland 76
Europe (including European Union) 7228
African Countries 171
Middle East or Asia 401
North America or Caribbean 45
Central America 0
South America 67
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 36
None 11305

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30951
No Religion 8860
Buddhist 73
Hindu 160
Jewish 16
Muslim 388
Sikh 32
Other Religion 139
Not Stated 3073
Total 43692

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 13375
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5213
Self Employed 2178
Unemployed 1387
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1668
Retired 4828
Looking After Home or Family 1194
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1411
Other 612
Total 31866

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 917
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 4325
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 62
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 189
Construction 1196
RetailInc. Wholesale 4193
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 980
Accommodation and Food 940
Information and Communication 198
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 221
Real Estate 257
Professional, Scientific and Technical 486
Administration 1562
Public Administration and Defence 624
Education 1322
HealthInc. Social Work 3179
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 620
Total 21282