Information about the PL1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL1 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 373
Semi-Detached 706
Terraced 2953
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7494
Flat (Converted) 2825
Residence in Commercial Building 308
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 14665

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1738
Owned with Mortgage 2072
Shared Ownership 160
Rented: From Council 1915
Rented: Other Social 2925
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4535
Rented: Other 300
Rent Free 194
Total 13839

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 6758
Two People 3941
Three People 1502
Four People 938
Five People 425
Six People 172
Seven People 55
8+ People 48
Total 13839

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 1720
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3534
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2060
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3930
Total 11244

Gender Back to Top

Male 14677
Female 13148
Total 27825

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 1747
5-7 687
8-9 399
10-14 1074
15 234
16-17 527
18-19 1040
20-24 3844
25-29 3032
30-44 5377
45-59 4859
60-64 1375
65-74 1842
75-84 1258
85-89 352
90+ 178
Total 27825

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 11996
Married 6155
Divorced 3294
Separated 800
Widowed 1364
Same Sex 75
Total 23684

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 12109
Good 9144
Fair 4100
Bad 1878
Very Bad 594
Total 27825

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) 5661
Apprenticeship 783
2+ A Levels 3792
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3670
1-4 GCSEs 2872
No GCSEs 5521
Other 1385
Total 23684

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25532
Mixed Ethnicity 722
Indian 159
Pakistani 37
Bangladeshi 82
Chinese 316
Other Asian 251
Black African 303
Black Caribbean 77
Other Black/African/Caribbean 42
Other 304
Total 27825

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22670
Wales 424
Scotland 517
Northern Ireland 159
Republic of Ireland 174
European Union 1833
Other 2048
Total 27825

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18105
Republic of Ireland 163
Europe (including European Union) 1693
African Countries 238
Middle East or Asia 552
North America or Caribbean 134
Central America 19
South America 23
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 7039

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13809
No Religion 10715
Buddhist 177
Hindu 104
Jewish 38
Muslim 590
Sikh 16
Other Religion 244
Not Stated 2132
Total 27825

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 7126
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2527
Self Employed 1555
Unemployed 1516
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3592
Retired 2201
Looking After Home or Family 882
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1878
Other 619
Total 21896

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 24
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1160
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 56
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 66
Construction 764
RetailInc. Wholesale 1756
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 655
Accommodation and Food 1163
Information and Communication 324
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 235
Real Estate 171
Professional, Scientific and Technical 513
Administration 643
Public Administration and Defence 1106
Education 1245
HealthInc. Social Work 1573
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 582
Total 12046