Information about the PL15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL15 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 5022
Semi-Detached 2052
Terraced 1640
Flat (Purpose-Built) 769
Flat (Converted) 223
Residence in Commercial Building 124
Caravan/Park/Temporary 134
Total 9964

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3730
Owned with Mortgage 2646
Shared Ownership 55
Rented: From Council 582
Rented: Other Social 292
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1527
Rented: Other 168
Rent Free 179
Total 9179

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 2473
Two People 3731
Three People 1275
Four People 1116
Five People 383
Six People 147
Seven People 37
8+ People 17
Total 9179

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 1003
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1499
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2006
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1772
Total 6280

Gender Back to Top

Male 10726
Female 11284
Total 22010

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 1106
5-7 644
8-9 459
10-14 1223
15 275
16-17 483
18-19 491
20-24 1102
25-29 1117
30-44 3777
45-59 4752
60-64 1797
65-74 2606
75-84 1545
85-89 391
90+ 242
Total 22010

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 4831
Married 9800
Divorced 1814
Separated 379
Widowed 1443
Same Sex 36
Total 18303

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 9827
Good 7609
Fair 3292
Bad 972
Very Bad 310
Total 22010

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) 4052
Apprenticeship 688
2+ A Levels 2195
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3190
1-4 GCSEs 2734
No GCSEs 4493
Other 951
Total 18303

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21642
Mixed Ethnicity 147
Indian 28
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 35
Other Asian 90
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 20
Total 22010

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20401
Wales 228
Scotland 194
Northern Ireland 67
Republic of Ireland 47
European Union 585
Other 488
Total 22010

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14949
Republic of Ireland 37
Europe (including European Union) 491
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 124
North America or Caribbean 48
Central America 0
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 33
None 6382

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13738
No Religion 6136
Buddhist 36
Hindu 6
Jewish 13
Muslim 30
Sikh 2
Other Religion 128
Not Stated 1921
Total 22010

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 5193
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2409
Self Employed 2657
Unemployed 471
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 888
Retired 2883
Looking After Home or Family 640
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 704
Other 280
Total 16125

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 805
Mining/Quarrying 24
Manufacturing 1366
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 32
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 80
Construction 885
RetailInc. Wholesale 1976
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 416
Accommodation and Food 643
Information and Communication 147
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 153
Real Estate 112
Professional, Scientific and Technical 513
Administration 400
Public Administration and Defence 403
Education 943
HealthInc. Social Work 1195
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 505
Total 10598