Information about the PL12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL12 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 3805
Semi-Detached 2703
Terraced 2759
Flat (Purpose-Built) 692
Flat (Converted) 147
Residence in Commercial Building 76
Caravan/Park/Temporary 86
Total 10268

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3761
Owned with Mortgage 3543
Shared Ownership 84
Rented: From Council 862
Rented: Other Social 258
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1088
Rented: Other 155
Rent Free 132
Total 9883

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 2634
Two People 3931
Three People 1538
Four People 1276
Five People 359
Six People 115
Seven People 22
8+ People 8
Total 9883

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 1575
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2212
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1705
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1299
Total 6791

Gender Back to Top

Male 11198
Female 11757
Total 22955

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 1105
5-7 716
8-9 475
10-14 1332
15 289
16-17 551
18-19 495
20-24 1038
25-29 997
30-44 4160
45-59 5188
60-64 1985
65-74 2706
75-84 1433
85-89 329
90+ 156
Total 22955

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 4547
Married 10752
Divorced 1894
Separated 456
Widowed 1355
Same Sex 34
Total 19038

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 10898
Good 7833
Fair 2996
Bad 937
Very Bad 291
Total 22955

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) 5449
Apprenticeship 1151
2+ A Levels 2589
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3256
1-4 GCSEs 2385
No GCSEs 3528
Other 680
Total 19038

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22653
Mixed Ethnicity 175
Indian 9
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 39
Other Asian 36
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 16
Total 22955

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21199
Wales 372
Scotland 411
Northern Ireland 87
Republic of Ireland 60
European Union 347
Other 479
Total 22955

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18444
Republic of Ireland 47
Europe (including European Union) 210
African Countries 24
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 47
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 4212

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15094
No Religion 6035
Buddhist 57
Hindu 5
Jewish 19
Muslim 14
Sikh 1
Other Religion 104
Not Stated 1626
Total 22955

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 6295
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2659
Self Employed 1967
Unemployed 450
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1059
Retired 3385
Looking After Home or Family 527
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 613
Other 165
Total 17120

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 298
Mining/Quarrying 23
Manufacturing 1057
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 61
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 60
Construction 864
RetailInc. Wholesale 1847
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 505
Accommodation and Food 565
Information and Communication 204
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 232
Real Estate 157
Professional, Scientific and Technical 475
Administration 438
Public Administration and Defence 1096
Education 1368
HealthInc. Social Work 1522
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 542
Total 11314