Information about the PL32 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL32. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL32 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 1511
Semi-Detached 511
Terraced 399
Flat (Purpose-Built) 104
Flat (Converted) 55
Residence in Commercial Building 36
Caravan/Park/Temporary 34
Total 2650

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1008
Owned with Mortgage 608
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 154
Rented: Other Social 86
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 280
Rented: Other 54
Rent Free 50
Total 2263

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 556
Two People 937
Three People 348
Four People 251
Five People 109
Six People 52
Seven People 5
8+ People 5
Total 2263

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 230
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 375
C2 - Skilled manual workers 529
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 378
Total 1512

Gender Back to Top

Male 2655
Female 2839
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
0-4 316
5-7 163
8-9 112
10-14 330
15 58
16-17 135
18-19 108
20-24 231
25-29 290
30-44 919
45-59 1104
60-64 481
65-74 732
75-84 366
85-89 87
90+ 62
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 1177
Married 2458
Divorced 413
Separated 84
Widowed 374
Same Sex 9
Total 4515

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 2414
Good 1893
Fair 845
Bad 280
Very Bad 62
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) 1072
Apprenticeship 170
2+ A Levels 517
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 853
1-4 GCSEs 677
No GCSEs 1069
Other 157
Total 4515

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5418
Mixed Ethnicity 47
Pakistani 1
Chinese 7
Other Asian 11
Black African 3
Black Caribbean 3
Other 4
Total 5494

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5199
Wales 58
Scotland 57
Northern Ireland 13
Republic of Ireland 10
European Union 58
Other 99
Total 5494

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3858
Republic of Ireland 13
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 5
North America or Caribbean 13
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 1574

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3182
No Religion 1697
Buddhist 17
Hindu 3
Jewish 1
Muslim 2
Sikh 0
Other Religion 62
Not Stated 530
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 1039
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 593
Self Employed 852
Unemployed 144
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 209
Retired 795
Looking After Home or Family 166
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 129
Other 73
Total 4000

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 207
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 239
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 22
Construction 276
RetailInc. Wholesale 362
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 84
Accommodation and Food 275
Information and Communication 48
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 29
Real Estate 22
Professional, Scientific and Technical 114
Administration 109
Public Administration and Defence 80
Education 196
HealthInc. Social Work 282
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 170
Total 2538