Information about the PL23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL23 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 872
Semi-Detached 520
Terraced 652
Flat (Purpose-Built) 130
Flat (Converted) 196
Residence in Commercial Building 51
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 2426

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 756
Owned with Mortgage 374
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 119
Rented: Other Social 100
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 258
Rented: Other 24
Rent Free 27
Total 1668

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 586
Two People 692
Three People 184
Four People 147
Five People 40
Six People 14
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 1668

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 229
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 326
C2 - Skilled manual workers 216
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 196
Total 967

Gender Back to Top

Male 1672
Female 1847
Total 3519

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
0-4 111
5-7 88
8-9 60
10-14 180
15 40
16-17 61
18-19 55
20-24 124
25-29 121
30-44 511
45-59 749
60-64 357
65-74 527
75-84 379
85-89 92
90+ 64
Total 3519

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 668
Married 1629
Divorced 341
Separated 64
Widowed 328
Same Sex 10
Total 3040

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 1487
Good 1249
Fair 555
Bad 171
Very Bad 57
Total 3519

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) 981
Apprenticeship 129
2+ A Levels 333
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 517
1-4 GCSEs 372
No GCSEs 598
Other 110
Total 3040

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3465
Mixed Ethnicity 30
Pakistani 1
Chinese 1
Other Asian 12
Black African 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 8
Total 3519

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 3219
Wales 58
Scotland 43
Northern Ireland 19
Republic of Ireland 18
European Union 50
Other 112
Total 3519

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2695
Republic of Ireland 18
Europe (including European Union) 29
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 10
North America or Caribbean 17
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 749

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2167
No Religion 992
Buddhist 16
Hindu 1
Jewish 4
Muslim 1
Sikh 0
Other Religion 15
Not Stated 323
Total 3519

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 623
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 344
Self Employed 492
Unemployed 61
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 130
Retired 638
Looking After Home or Family 81
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 78
Other 58
Total 2505

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 45
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 115
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 8
Construction 129
RetailInc. Wholesale 199
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 81
Accommodation and Food 245
Information and Communication 25
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 16
Real Estate 31
Professional, Scientific and Technical 85
Administration 57
Public Administration and Defence 78
Education 145
HealthInc. Social Work 147
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 101
Total 1515