Information about the PL24 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL24. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL24 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 1775
Semi-Detached 1847
Terraced 1089
Flat (Purpose-Built) 231
Flat (Converted) 101
Residence in Commercial Building 32
Caravan/Park/Temporary 195
Total 5270

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2029
Owned with Mortgage 1502
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 144
Rented: Other Social 408
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 652
Rented: Other 95
Rent Free 74
Total 4921

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 1420
Two People 1851
Three People 763
Four People 586
Five People 202
Six People 82
Seven People 12
8+ People 5
Total 4921

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 430
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 839
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1051
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 962
Total 3282

Gender Back to Top

Male 5647
Female 6071
Total 11718

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
0-4 577
5-7 375
8-9 244
10-14 730
15 171
16-17 297
18-19 263
20-24 578
25-29 487
30-44 2034
45-59 2399
60-64 895
65-74 1431
75-84 819
85-89 247
90+ 171
Total 11718

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 2619
Married 4712
Divorced 1107
Separated 217
Widowed 956
Same Sex 10
Total 9621

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 4916
Good 3943
Fair 1983
Bad 687
Very Bad 189
Total 11718

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) 1852
Apprenticeship 433
2+ A Levels 1172
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1721
1-4 GCSEs 1462
No GCSEs 2548
Other 433
Total 9621

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11581
Mixed Ethnicity 81
Indian 3
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 12
Other Asian 12
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 13
Total 11718

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11112
Wales 126
Scotland 99
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 43
European Union 148
Other 158
Total 11718

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 7906
Republic of Ireland 25
Europe (including European Union) 91
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 19
North America or Caribbean 25
Central America 1
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 28
None 3668

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6880
No Religion 3619
Buddhist 30
Hindu 4
Jewish 7
Muslim 15
Sikh 1
Other Religion 82
Not Stated 1080
Total 11718

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 2656
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1367
Self Employed 997
Unemployed 269
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 498
Retired 1646
Looking After Home or Family 362
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 450
Other 139
Total 8384

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 105
Mining/Quarrying 119
Manufacturing 430
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 53
Construction 481
RetailInc. Wholesale 858
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 246
Accommodation and Food 570
Information and Communication 59
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 52
Real Estate 79
Professional, Scientific and Technical 167
Administration 282
Public Administration and Defence 244
Education 486
HealthInc. Social Work 648
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 296
Total 5190