Information about the PL27 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL27. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL27 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 3550
Semi-Detached 1740
Terraced 1111
Flat (Purpose-Built) 532
Flat (Converted) 205
Residence in Commercial Building 100
Caravan/Park/Temporary 96
Total 7334

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2376
Owned with Mortgage 1327
Shared Ownership 42
Rented: From Council 482
Rented: Other Social 186
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 813
Rented: Other 154
Rent Free 116
Total 5496

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 1749
Two People 2035
Three People 747
Four People 645
Five People 228
Six People 75
Seven People 11
8+ People 6
Total 5496

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 656
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 990
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1042
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 735
Total 3423

Gender Back to Top

Male 6027
Female 6742
Total 12769

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
0-4 621
5-7 387
8-9 237
10-14 706
15 163
16-17 318
18-19 245
20-24 530
25-29 554
30-44 2240
45-59 2490
60-64 983
65-74 1620
75-84 1062
85-89 392
90+ 221
Total 12769

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 2757
Married 5506
Divorced 1064
Separated 184
Widowed 1137
Same Sex 7
Total 10655

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 5832
Good 4189
Fair 1934
Bad 621
Very Bad 193
Total 12769

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) 2709
Apprenticeship 465
2+ A Levels 1339
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1844
1-4 GCSEs 1417
No GCSEs 2419
Other 462
Total 10655

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12578
Mixed Ethnicity 67
Indian 5
Pakistani 1
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 13
Other Asian 53
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 22
Total 12769

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11827
Wales 153
Scotland 151
Northern Ireland 52
Republic of Ireland 43
European Union 197
Other 346
Total 12769

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9544
Republic of Ireland 29
Europe (including European Union) 116
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 42
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 62
None 3011

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7991
No Religion 3464
Buddhist 40
Hindu 9
Jewish 4
Muslim 18
Sikh 1
Other Religion 52
Not Stated 1190
Total 12769

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 2623
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1393
Self Employed 1646
Unemployed 230
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 490
Retired 1799
Looking After Home or Family 313
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 312
Other 174
Total 8980

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 270
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 371
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 17
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 35
Construction 586
RetailInc. Wholesale 992
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 162
Accommodation and Food 787
Information and Communication 80
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 109
Real Estate 91
Professional, Scientific and Technical 275
Administration 280
Public Administration and Defence 289
Education 521
HealthInc. Social Work 609
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 337
Total 5823