Information about the PE23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PE23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PE23 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 2885
Semi-Detached 1103
Terraced 474
Flat (Purpose-Built) 123
Flat (Converted) 53
Residence in Commercial Building 68
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 4718

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1963
Owned with Mortgage 1210
Shared Ownership 24
Rented: From Council 116
Rented: Other Social 296
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 642
Rented: Other 91
Rent Free 87
Total 4429

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 1249
Two People 1897
Three People 627
Four People 416
Five People 151
Six People 55
Seven People 17
8+ People 17
Total 4429

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 470
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 773
C2 - Skilled manual workers 863
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 696
Total 2802

Gender Back to Top

Male 4969
Female 5188
Total 10157

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
0-4 452
5-7 287
8-9 178
10-14 567
15 121
16-17 245
18-19 216
20-24 445
25-29 437
30-44 1531
45-59 2245
60-64 900
65-74 1486
75-84 767
85-89 192
90+ 88
Total 10157

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 2057
Married 4613
Divorced 881
Separated 200
Widowed 779
Same Sex 22
Total 8552

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 4032
Good 3688
Fair 1728
Bad 557
Very Bad 152
Total 10157

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) 1820
Apprenticeship 356
2+ A Levels 926
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1373
1-4 GCSEs 1302
No GCSEs 2385
Other 390
Total 8552

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9995
Mixed Ethnicity 80
Indian 21
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 9
Other Asian 11
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 5
Total 10157

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9636
Wales 60
Scotland 116
Northern Ireland 24
Republic of Ireland 27
European Union 131
Other 163
Total 10157

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6900
Republic of Ireland 17
Europe (including European Union) 81
African Countries 15
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 3117

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6982
No Religion 2283
Buddhist 19
Hindu 12
Jewish 4
Muslim 19
Sikh 4
Other Religion 58
Not Stated 776
Total 10157

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 2129
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1058
Self Employed 1067
Unemployed 235
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 424
Retired 1742
Looking After Home or Family 315
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 385
Other 150
Total 7505

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 350
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 414
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 18
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 39
Construction 369
RetailInc. Wholesale 687
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 151
Accommodation and Food 249
Information and Communication 64
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 53
Real Estate 69
Professional, Scientific and Technical 185
Administration 145
Public Administration and Defence 180
Education 534
HealthInc. Social Work 615
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 204
Total 4337