Information about the PL3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL3 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 1394
Semi-Detached 4712
Terraced 5969
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1634
Flat (Converted) 1416
Residence in Commercial Building 146
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 15284

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4243
Owned with Mortgage 5501
Shared Ownership 97
Rented: From Council 689
Rented: Other Social 1227
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2489
Rented: Other 277
Rent Free 153
Total 14676

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 4377
Two People 5143
Three People 2348
Four People 1822
Five People 697
Six People 216
Seven People 43
8+ People 30
Total 14676

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 2458
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3826
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2281
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2486
Total 11051

Gender Back to Top

Male 17059
Female 17999
Total 35058

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 2028
5-7 1112
8-9 693
10-14 2104
15 447
16-17 914
18-19 884
20-24 2547
25-29 2528
30-44 7029
45-59 6994
60-64 1993
65-74 2805
75-84 1998
85-89 582
90+ 400
Total 35058

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 10003
Married 12917
Divorced 2914
Separated 660
Widowed 2085
Same Sex 95
Total 28674

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 16948
Good 11444
Fair 4680
Bad 1536
Very Bad 450
Total 35058

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) 8053
Apprenticeship 1295
2+ A Levels 4259
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4750
1-4 GCSEs 3526
No GCSEs 5581
Other 1210
Total 28674

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33673
Mixed Ethnicity 440
Indian 112
Pakistani 23
Bangladeshi 42
Chinese 200
Other Asian 167
Black African 175
Black Caribbean 35
Other Black/African/Caribbean 46
Other 145
Total 35058

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31081
Wales 540
Scotland 625
Northern Ireland 180
Republic of Ireland 159
European Union 1060
Other 1413
Total 35058

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26872
Republic of Ireland 147
Europe (including European Union) 821
African Countries 119
Middle East or Asia 310
North America or Caribbean 110
Central America 4
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 75
None 6838

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20556
No Religion 11281
Buddhist 132
Hindu 59
Jewish 36
Muslim 309
Sikh 21
Other Religion 141
Not Stated 2523
Total 35058

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 9904
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3873
Self Employed 2315
Unemployed 1001
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2698
Retired 3419
Looking After Home or Family 940
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1134
Other 410
Total 25694

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 1386
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 155
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 92
Construction 1240
RetailInc. Wholesale 2405
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 808
Accommodation and Food 882
Information and Communication 456
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 385
Real Estate 302
Professional, Scientific and Technical 882
Administration 612
Public Administration and Defence 1740
Education 2031
HealthInc. Social Work 2597
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 832
Total 16855