Information about the PL17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL17 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 2808
Semi-Detached 1297
Terraced 861
Flat (Purpose-Built) 260
Flat (Converted) 98
Residence in Commercial Building 60
Caravan/Park/Temporary 171
Total 5555

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2294
Owned with Mortgage 1560
Shared Ownership 57
Rented: From Council 268
Rented: Other Social 218
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 644
Rented: Other 85
Rent Free 102
Total 5228

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 1381
Two People 2234
Three People 734
Four People 579
Five People 210
Six People 69
Seven People 16
8+ People 5
Total 5228

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 780
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 922
C2 - Skilled manual workers 911
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 839
Total 3452

Gender Back to Top

Male 6029
Female 6053
Total 12082

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
0-4 543
5-7 308
8-9 226
10-14 708
15 147
16-17 338
18-19 292
20-24 497
25-29 524
30-44 1909
45-59 2759
60-64 1070
65-74 1597
75-84 871
85-89 205
90+ 88
Total 12082

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 2446
Married 5765
Divorced 990
Separated 203
Widowed 722
Same Sex 24
Total 10150

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 5427
Good 4257
Fair 1711
Bad 539
Very Bad 148
Total 12082

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) 2880
Apprenticeship 443
2+ A Levels 1193
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1703
1-4 GCSEs 1373
No GCSEs 2115
Other 443
Total 10150

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11919
Mixed Ethnicity 65
Indian 6
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 20
Other Asian 47
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 7
Total 12082

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11120
Wales 157
Scotland 186
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 42
European Union 258
Other 287
Total 12082

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9095
Republic of Ireland 32
Europe (including European Union) 176
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 47
North America or Caribbean 17
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 31
None 2709

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7555
No Religion 3356
Buddhist 29
Hindu 5
Jewish 13
Muslim 25
Sikh 0
Other Religion 74
Not Stated 1025
Total 12082

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 2910
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1269
Self Employed 1302
Unemployed 252
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 581
Retired 1900
Looking After Home or Family 329
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 326
Other 117
Total 8986

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 247
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 659
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 19
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 45
Construction 504
RetailInc. Wholesale 939
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 188
Accommodation and Food 306
Information and Communication 109
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 80
Real Estate 74
Professional, Scientific and Technical 264
Administration 233
Public Administration and Defence 377
Education 660
HealthInc. Social Work 702
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 273
Total 5693