Information about the PL21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL21 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 3329
Semi-Detached 2651
Terraced 1896
Flat (Purpose-Built) 306
Flat (Converted) 152
Residence in Commercial Building 74
Caravan/Park/Temporary 74
Total 8482

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3016
Owned with Mortgage 3081
Shared Ownership 83
Rented: From Council 106
Rented: Other Social 560
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 948
Rented: Other 109
Rent Free 103
Total 8006

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 1983
Two People 3004
Three People 1286
Four People 1257
Five People 355
Six People 100
Seven People 15
8+ People 6
Total 8006

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 1592
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1820
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1389
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 976
Total 5777

Gender Back to Top

Male 9491
Female 10101
Total 19592

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 1061
5-7 602
8-9 451
10-14 1346
15 284
16-17 566
18-19 471
20-24 912
25-29 861
30-44 3344
45-59 4739
60-64 1502
65-74 1921
75-84 1077
85-89 299
90+ 156
Total 19592

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 3994
Married 8957
Divorced 1487
Separated 311
Widowed 1079
Same Sex 20
Total 15848

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 9951
Good 6516
Fair 2303
Bad 617
Very Bad 205
Total 19592

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) 5219
Apprenticeship 754
2+ A Levels 2123
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2672
1-4 GCSEs 2019
No GCSEs 2516
Other 545
Total 15848

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19346
Mixed Ethnicity 131
Indian 12
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 26
Other Asian 22
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 12
Total 19592

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18059
Wales 326
Scotland 274
Northern Ireland 75
Republic of Ireland 77
European Union 294
Other 487
Total 19592

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16034
Republic of Ireland 72
Europe (including European Union) 166
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 44
North America or Caribbean 55
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 55
None 3255

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12570
No Religion 5260
Buddhist 44
Hindu 10
Jewish 4
Muslim 28
Sikh 0
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 1604
Total 19592

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 5398
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2411
Self Employed 1959
Unemployed 314
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 988
Retired 2243
Looking After Home or Family 441
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 378
Other 184
Total 14316

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 269
Mining/Quarrying 39
Manufacturing 880
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 53
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 65
Construction 797
RetailInc. Wholesale 1593
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 349
Accommodation and Food 474
Information and Communication 245
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 211
Real Estate 145
Professional, Scientific and Technical 590
Administration 367
Public Administration and Defence 788
Education 1279
HealthInc. Social Work 1484
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 508
Total 10136