Information about the PL16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL16 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 882
Semi-Detached 353
Terraced 182
Flat (Purpose-Built) 24
Flat (Converted) 19
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Caravan/Park/Temporary 27
Total 1494

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 618
Owned with Mortgage 405
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 32
Rented: Other Social 45
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 186
Rented: Other 14
Rent Free 35
Total 1347

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 303
Two People 577
Three People 203
Four People 171
Five People 64
Six People 23
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 1347

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 174
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 219
C2 - Skilled manual workers 304
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 197
Total 894

Gender Back to Top

Male 1626
Female 1646
Total 3272

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
0-4 128
5-7 105
8-9 80
10-14 197
15 38
16-17 77
18-19 60
20-24 125
25-29 145
30-44 534
45-59 782
60-64 263
65-74 466
75-84 219
85-89 37
90+ 16
Total 3272

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 700
Married 1544
Divorced 237
Separated 60
Widowed 176
Same Sex 7
Total 2724

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 1559
Good 1141
Fair 442
Bad 105
Very Bad 25
Total 3272

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) 692
Apprenticeship 106
2+ A Levels 307
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 481
1-4 GCSEs 408
No GCSEs 624
Other 106
Total 2724

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3247
Mixed Ethnicity 13
Indian 2
Chinese 4
Other Asian 2
Other 4
Total 3272

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3065
Wales 48
Scotland 31
Northern Ireland 11
Republic of Ireland 18
European Union 35
Other 64
Total 3272

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2435
Republic of Ireland 11
Europe (including European Union) 25
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 795

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2077
No Religion 847
Buddhist 9
Hindu 2
Jewish 2
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 11
Not Stated 321
Total 3272

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 707
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 347
Self Employed 578
Unemployed 58
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 128
Retired 466
Looking After Home or Family 68
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 64
Other 36
Total 2452

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 216
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 181
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 11
Construction 158
RetailInc. Wholesale 272
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 55
Accommodation and Food 126
Information and Communication 37
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 21
Real Estate 22
Professional, Scientific and Technical 89
Administration 63
Public Administration and Defence 63
Education 152
HealthInc. Social Work 139
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 69
Total 1684