Information about the PL2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL2 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 533
Semi-Detached 4516
Terraced 6513
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2428
Flat (Converted) 1377
Residence in Commercial Building 180
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 15549

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3474
Owned with Mortgage 4908
Shared Ownership 94
Rented: From Council 1728
Rented: Other Social 1494
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2730
Rented: Other 265
Rent Free 173
Total 14866

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 4778
Two People 5069
Three People 2389
Four People 1712
Five People 617
Six People 222
Seven People 45
8+ People 34
Total 14866

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 1506
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3549
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2789
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3816
Total 11660

Gender Back to Top

Male 17138
Female 17339
Total 34477

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 2339
5-7 1179
8-9 794
10-14 1943
15 442
16-17 931
18-19 919
20-24 2491
25-29 2846
30-44 7215
45-59 6859
60-64 1834
65-74 2514
75-84 1594
85-89 400
90+ 177
Total 34477

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 10682
Married 11092
Divorced 3382
Separated 859
Widowed 1699
Same Sex 66
Total 27780

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 15289
Good 11795
Fair 5014
Bad 1830
Very Bad 549
Total 34477

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) 5196
Apprenticeship 1404
2+ A Levels 3786
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5088
1-4 GCSEs 4256
No GCSEs 6946
Other 1104
Total 27780

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33273
Mixed Ethnicity 446
Indian 86
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 23
Chinese 169
Other Asian 128
Black African 109
Black Caribbean 55
Other Black/African/Caribbean 37
Other 124
Total 34477

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31130
Wales 399
Scotland 610
Northern Ireland 141
Republic of Ireland 129
European Union 994
Other 1074
Total 34477

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23848
Republic of Ireland 88
Europe (including European Union) 736
African Countries 94
Middle East or Asia 200
North America or Caribbean 94
Central America 2
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 52
None 9494

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19046
No Religion 12319
Buddhist 98
Hindu 77
Jewish 18
Muslim 213
Sikh 11
Other Religion 158
Not Stated 2537
Total 34477

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 9910
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3951
Self Employed 1777
Unemployed 1390
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2097
Retired 3018
Looking After Home or Family 1235
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1677
Other 554
Total 25609

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 26
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 1577
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 121
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 97
Construction 1292
RetailInc. Wholesale 2503
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 990
Accommodation and Food 994
Information and Communication 346
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 269
Real Estate 214
Professional, Scientific and Technical 522
Administration 816
Public Administration and Defence 1972
Education 1564
HealthInc. Social Work 2197
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 725
Total 16240