Information about the PL18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL18 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 1278
Semi-Detached 680
Terraced 662
Flat (Purpose-Built) 80
Flat (Converted) 44
Residence in Commercial Building 27
Caravan/Park/Temporary 86
Total 2857

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1238
Owned with Mortgage 804
Shared Ownership 28
Rented: From Council 167
Rented: Other Social 60
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 299
Rented: Other 38
Rent Free 47
Total 2681

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 820
Two People 1054
Three People 375
Four People 287
Five People 97
Six People 33
Seven People 11
8+ People 4
Total 2681

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 401
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 513
C2 - Skilled manual workers 454
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 366
Total 1734

Gender Back to Top

Male 2913
Female 3108
Total 6021

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
0-4 249
5-7 161
8-9 138
10-14 341
15 83
16-17 152
18-19 117
20-24 253
25-29 188
30-44 909
45-59 1450
60-64 551
65-74 805
75-84 464
85-89 110
90+ 50
Total 6021

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 1193
Married 2735
Divorced 566
Separated 118
Widowed 422
Same Sex 15
Total 5049

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 2767
Good 2019
Fair 872
Bad 291
Very Bad 72
Total 6021

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) 1561
Apprenticeship 261
2+ A Levels 623
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 813
1-4 GCSEs 615
No GCSEs 971
Other 205
Total 5049

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5939
Mixed Ethnicity 58
Indian 1
Chinese 2
Other Asian 10
Black African 1
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 4
Total 6021

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5555
Wales 98
Scotland 100
Northern Ireland 22
Republic of Ireland 25
European Union 88
Other 133
Total 6021

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4626
Republic of Ireland 25
Europe (including European Union) 63
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 24
None 1285

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3510
No Religion 1802
Buddhist 20
Hindu 3
Jewish 4
Muslim 3
Sikh 0
Other Religion 53
Not Stated 626
Total 6021

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 1340
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 636
Self Employed 709
Unemployed 127
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 266
Retired 982
Looking After Home or Family 173
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 135
Other 57
Total 4425

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 78
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 278
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 23
Construction 268
RetailInc. Wholesale 428
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 102
Accommodation and Food 170
Information and Communication 56
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 30
Real Estate 38
Professional, Scientific and Technical 122
Administration 105
Public Administration and Defence 183
Education 345
HealthInc. Social Work 372
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 145
Total 2766