Information about the PL31 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL31. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL31 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 2104
Semi-Detached 1864
Terraced 1805
Flat (Purpose-Built) 816
Flat (Converted) 165
Residence in Commercial Building 89
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 6874

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2064
Owned with Mortgage 1958
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 930
Rented: Other Social 336
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1065
Rented: Other 118
Rent Free 76
Total 6574

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 1952
Two People 2370
Three People 1055
Four People 775
Five People 280
Six People 107
Seven People 24
8+ People 11
Total 6574

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 628
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1159
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1291
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1649
Total 4727

Gender Back to Top

Male 7541
Female 7983
Total 15524

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
0-4 988
5-7 520
8-9 310
10-14 922
15 205
16-17 411
18-19 385
20-24 899
25-29 935
30-44 2985
45-59 3012
60-64 1049
65-74 1582
75-84 918
85-89 251
90+ 152
Total 15524

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 3955
Married 5761
Divorced 1570
Separated 300
Widowed 982
Same Sex 11
Total 12579

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 6743
Good 5291
Fair 2397
Bad 832
Very Bad 261
Total 15524

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) 2378
Apprenticeship 530
2+ A Levels 1552
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2277
1-4 GCSEs 2006
No GCSEs 3193
Other 643
Total 12579

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15209
Mixed Ethnicity 131
Indian 27
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 16
Other Asian 87
Black African 6
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 24
Total 15524

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14244
Wales 186
Scotland 170
Northern Ireland 43
Republic of Ireland 37
European Union 511
Other 333
Total 15524

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10140
Republic of Ireland 29
Europe (including European Union) 409
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 85
North America or Caribbean 29
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 16
None 4839

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9507
No Religion 4630
Buddhist 42
Hindu 26
Jewish 11
Muslim 21
Sikh 1
Other Religion 114
Not Stated 1172
Total 15524

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 4077
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1746
Self Employed 1087
Unemployed 479
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 681
Retired 1893
Looking After Home or Family 461
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 618
Other 216
Total 11258

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 118
Mining/Quarrying 39
Manufacturing 867
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 64
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 632
RetailInc. Wholesale 1536
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 267
Accommodation and Food 473
Information and Communication 82
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 79
Real Estate 45
Professional, Scientific and Technical 252
Administration 301
Public Administration and Defence 374
Education 493
HealthInc. Social Work 1096
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 331
Total 7134