Information about the PL26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL26 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 6161
Semi-Detached 3511
Terraced 2484
Flat (Purpose-Built) 482
Flat (Converted) 269
Residence in Commercial Building 92
Caravan/Park/Temporary 815
Total 13814

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5098
Owned with Mortgage 3834
Shared Ownership 151
Rented: From Council 278
Rented: Other Social 798
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1935
Rented: Other 211
Rent Free 150
Total 12455

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 3228
Two People 4965
Three People 1867
Four People 1539
Five People 583
Six People 212
Seven People 39
8+ People 22
Total 12455

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 1264
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2157
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2739
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2388
Total 8548

Gender Back to Top

Male 14684
Female 15237
Total 29921

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 1702
5-7 953
8-9 635
10-14 1776
15 381
16-17 729
18-19 655
20-24 1476
25-29 1497
30-44 5284
45-59 6311
60-64 2344
65-74 3567
75-84 1926
85-89 436
90+ 249
Total 29921

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 6513
Married 12838
Divorced 2578
Separated 570
Widowed 1911
Same Sex 64
Total 24474

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 13142
Good 10246
Fair 4528
Bad 1559
Very Bad 446
Total 29921

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) 4786
Apprenticeship 1171
2+ A Levels 3003
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4486
1-4 GCSEs 3518
No GCSEs 6451
Other 1059
Total 24474

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29523
Mixed Ethnicity 213
Indian 18
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 40
Other Asian 39
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 50
Total 29921

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28341
Wales 330
Scotland 226
Northern Ireland 73
Republic of Ireland 80
European Union 409
Other 462
Total 29921

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20324
Republic of Ireland 68
Europe (including European Union) 283
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 55
North America or Caribbean 50
Central America 1
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 52
None 9147

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17982
No Religion 8998
Buddhist 54
Hindu 10
Jewish 7
Muslim 28
Sikh 3
Other Religion 222
Not Stated 2617
Total 29921

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 7250
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3243
Self Employed 2750
Unemployed 796
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1190
Retired 4218
Looking After Home or Family 1040
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 979
Other 397
Total 21863

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 430
Mining/Quarrying 434
Manufacturing 1276
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 137
Construction 1369
RetailInc. Wholesale 2330
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 607
Accommodation and Food 1098
Information and Communication 176
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 164
Real Estate 161
Professional, Scientific and Technical 531
Administration 742
Public Administration and Defence 698
Education 1096
HealthInc. Social Work 1609
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 730
Total 13624