Information about the PL28 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL28. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL28 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 1772
Semi-Detached 841
Terraced 752
Flat (Purpose-Built) 241
Flat (Converted) 107
Residence in Commercial Building 125
Caravan/Park/Temporary 98
Total 3936

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1057
Owned with Mortgage 519
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 258
Rented: Other Social 122
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 321
Rented: Other 75
Rent Free 55
Total 2418

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 797
Two People 913
Three People 296
Four People 269
Five People 99
Six People 38
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 2418

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 242
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 410
C2 - Skilled manual workers 469
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 376
Total 1497

Gender Back to Top

Male 2632
Female 2862
Total 5494

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
0-4 252
5-7 159
8-9 87
10-14 292
15 71
16-17 119
18-19 108
20-24 239
25-29 287
30-44 985
45-59 1015
60-64 463
65-74 744
75-84 459
85-89 133
90+ 81
Total 5494

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 1281
Married 2332
Divorced 451
Separated 107
Widowed 458
Same Sex 4
Total 4633

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 2533
Good 1812
Fair 829
Bad 249
Very Bad 71
Total 5494

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) 1124
Apprenticeship 190
2+ A Levels 507
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 807
1-4 GCSEs 680
No GCSEs 1123
Other 202
Total 4633

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5429
Mixed Ethnicity 27
Indian 1
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 3
Other Asian 14
Black Caribbean 7
Other 9
Total 5494

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5077
Wales 106
Scotland 56
Northern Ireland 14
Republic of Ireland 18
European Union 93
Other 130
Total 5494

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 4055
Republic of Ireland 19
Europe (including European Union) 70
African Countries 5
Middle East or Asia 15
North America or Caribbean 8
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 25
None 1326

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3556
No Religion 1460
Buddhist 20
Hindu 5
Jewish 1
Muslim 8
Sikh 0
Other Religion 40
Not Stated 404
Total 5494

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 1170
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 506
Self Employed 749
Unemployed 104
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 191
Retired 842
Looking After Home or Family 165
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 157
Other 76
Total 3960

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 122
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 145
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 11
Construction 272
RetailInc. Wholesale 361
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 82
Accommodation and Food 616
Information and Communication 24
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 29
Real Estate 39
Professional, Scientific and Technical 94
Administration 104
Public Administration and Defence 80
Education 175
HealthInc. Social Work 185
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 135
Total 2492