Information about the PL4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL4 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 306
Semi-Detached 1231
Terraced 6816
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4005
Flat (Converted) 4233
Residence in Commercial Building 226
Caravan/Park/Temporary 11
Total 16828

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2697
Owned with Mortgage 3449
Shared Ownership 137
Rented: From Council 621
Rented: Other Social 1354
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 6936
Rented: Other 438
Rent Free 195
Total 15827

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 6041
Two People 4830
Three People 1892
Four People 1453
Five People 822
Six People 503
Seven People 132
8+ People 154
Total 15827

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 2035
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5693
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2107
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3400
Total 13235

Gender Back to Top

Male 20439
Female 18605
Total 39044

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 1585
5-7 668
8-9 415
10-14 1270
15 241
16-17 582
18-19 3332
20-24 10161
25-29 4245
30-44 6545
45-59 4788
60-64 1361
65-74 1930
75-84 1260
85-89 408
90+ 253
Total 39044

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 22341
Married 7527
Divorced 2805
Separated 676
Widowed 1444
Same Sex 72
Total 34865

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 19584
Good 12937
Fair 4541
Bad 1584
Very Bad 398
Total 39044

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) 8395
Apprenticeship 974
2+ A Levels 11332
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4538
1-4 GCSEs 3133
No GCSEs 4889
Other 1604
Total 34865

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35897
Mixed Ethnicity 922
Indian 251
Pakistani 76
Bangladeshi 165
Chinese 502
Other Asian 341
Black African 414
Black Caribbean 61
Other Black/African/Caribbean 74
Other 341
Total 39044

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32226
Wales 766
Scotland 542
Northern Ireland 160
Republic of Ireland 188
European Union 2370
Other 2792
Total 39044

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28961
Republic of Ireland 200
Europe (including European Union) 2106
African Countries 309
Middle East or Asia 881
North America or Caribbean 147
Central America 7
South America 37
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 99
None 6619

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18163
No Religion 16494
Buddhist 250
Hindu 147
Jewish 56
Muslim 775
Sikh 39
Other Religion 326
Not Stated 2794
Total 39044

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 9588
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3202
Self Employed 1602
Unemployed 1273
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12448
Retired 2272
Looking After Home or Family 704
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1361
Other 494
Total 32944

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 43
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 1361
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 97
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 73
Construction 1008
RetailInc. Wholesale 2979
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 788
Accommodation and Food 1827
Information and Communication 544
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 345
Real Estate 219
Professional, Scientific and Technical 769
Administration 722
Public Administration and Defence 1391
Education 1882
HealthInc. Social Work 2280
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 920
Total 17267