Information about the PL20 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL20. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL20 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 2975
Semi-Detached 1633
Terraced 1157
Flat (Purpose-Built) 321
Flat (Converted) 148
Residence in Commercial Building 59
Caravan/Park/Temporary 58
Total 6351

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2717
Owned with Mortgage 1736
Shared Ownership 34
Rented: From Council 152
Rented: Other Social 405
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 588
Rented: Other 132
Rent Free 76
Total 5840

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 1580
Two People 2506
Three People 772
Four People 663
Five People 238
Six People 66
Seven People 10
8+ People 5
Total 5840

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 1141
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1081
C2 - Skilled manual workers 884
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 674
Total 3780

Gender Back to Top

Male 6927
Female 7059
Total 13986

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
0-4 620
5-7 375
8-9 248
10-14 766
15 156
16-17 300
18-19 256
20-24 572
25-29 558
30-44 2213
45-59 3293
60-64 1299
65-74 1829
75-84 1017
85-89 300
90+ 184
Total 13986

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 2861
Married 6568
Divorced 1093
Separated 253
Widowed 1014
Same Sex 32
Total 11821

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 6281
Good 4907
Fair 2061
Bad 570
Very Bad 167
Total 13986

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) 4114
Apprenticeship 500
2+ A Levels 1367
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1871
1-4 GCSEs 1392
No GCSEs 2119
Other 458
Total 11821

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13763
Mixed Ethnicity 111
Indian 12
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 14
Other Asian 26
Black African 20
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 13
Total 13986

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12758
Wales 216
Scotland 244
Northern Ireland 63
Republic of Ireland 54
European Union 234
Other 417
Total 13986

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10765
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 167
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 33
North America or Caribbean 58
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 49
None 2947

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8870
No Religion 3689
Buddhist 39
Hindu 8
Jewish 15
Muslim 44
Sikh 5
Other Religion 110
Not Stated 1206
Total 13986

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 3030
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1579
Self Employed 1597
Unemployed 255
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 546
Retired 2223
Looking After Home or Family 348
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 320
Other 422
Total 10320

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 268
Mining/Quarrying 31
Manufacturing 476
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 21
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 55
Construction 522
RetailInc. Wholesale 762
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 220
Accommodation and Food 424
Information and Communication 147
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 90
Real Estate 100
Professional, Scientific and Technical 381
Administration 253
Public Administration and Defence 589
Education 716
HealthInc. Social Work 1035
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 294
Total 6384