Information about the PE26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PE26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PE26 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 2577
Semi-Detached 1911
Terraced 668
Flat (Purpose-Built) 440
Flat (Converted) 71
Residence in Commercial Building 64
Caravan/Park/Temporary 18
Total 5749

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1751
Owned with Mortgage 2096
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 170
Rented: Other Social 584
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 709
Rented: Other 88
Rent Free 97
Total 5509

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 1354
Two People 2132
Three People 891
Four People 783
Five People 260
Six People 66
Seven People 18
8+ People 5
Total 5509

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 881
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1247
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1031
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 877
Total 4036

Gender Back to Top

Male 6704
Female 6770
Total 13474

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
0-4 706
5-7 465
8-9 276
10-14 809
15 184
16-17 331
18-19 323
20-24 764
25-29 669
30-44 2500
45-59 3063
60-64 972
65-74 1279
75-84 750
85-89 227
90+ 156
Total 13474

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 2956
Married 5938
Divorced 1050
Separated 256
Widowed 818
Same Sex 16
Total 11034

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 6123
Good 4791
Fair 1832
Bad 564
Very Bad 164
Total 13474

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) 2556
Apprenticeship 408
2+ A Levels 1337
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1969
1-4 GCSEs 1691
No GCSEs 2583
Other 490
Total 11034

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13091
Mixed Ethnicity 126
Indian 65
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 17
Other Asian 60
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 21
Total 13474

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12170
Wales 133
Scotland 242
Northern Ireland 54
Republic of Ireland 54
European Union 346
Other 475
Total 13474

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10085
Republic of Ireland 40
Europe (including European Union) 266
African Countries 53
Middle East or Asia 41
North America or Caribbean 138
Central America 1
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 29
None 2908

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8480
No Religion 3770
Buddhist 18
Hindu 28
Jewish 3
Muslim 52
Sikh 20
Other Religion 52
Not Stated 1051
Total 13474

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 4197
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1389
Self Employed 1050
Unemployed 331
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 551
Retired 1519
Looking After Home or Family 392
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 319
Other 153
Total 9901

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 197
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 769
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 14
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 73
Construction 592
RetailInc. Wholesale 1222
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 320
Accommodation and Food 217
Information and Communication 241
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 141
Real Estate 100
Professional, Scientific and Technical 427
Administration 305
Public Administration and Defence 546
Education 564
HealthInc. Social Work 794
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 316
Total 6848