Information about the PL5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL5 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 1236
Semi-Detached 7864
Terraced 6937
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3404
Flat (Converted) 504
Residence in Commercial Building 93
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 20041

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4652
Owned with Mortgage 6064
Shared Ownership 162
Rented: From Council 3277
Rented: Other Social 2879
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1855
Rented: Other 285
Rent Free 238
Total 19412

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 5758
Two People 6835
Three People 3251
Four People 2336
Five People 855
Six People 276
Seven People 77
8+ People 24
Total 19412

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 1415
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3708
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3956
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5299
Total 14378

Gender Back to Top

Male 22179
Female 23457
Total 45636

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 3300
5-7 1722
8-9 1060
10-14 2763
15 613
16-17 1194
18-19 1204
20-24 3020
25-29 3182
30-44 8809
45-59 8796
60-64 2627
65-74 3948
75-84 2453
85-89 647
90+ 298
Total 45636

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 12170
Married 15904
Divorced 4403
Separated 980
Widowed 2629
Same Sex 92
Total 36178

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 19371
Good 15404
Fair 7126
Bad 2881
Very Bad 854
Total 45636

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) 5121
Apprenticeship 1947
2+ A Levels 4482
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6475
1-4 GCSEs 5905
No GCSEs 10805
Other 1443
Total 36178

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 44573
Mixed Ethnicity 424
Indian 97
Pakistani 36
Bangladeshi 25
Chinese 60
Other Asian 165
Black African 107
Black Caribbean 54
Other Black/African/Caribbean 29
Other 66
Total 45636

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 42147
Wales 520
Scotland 735
Northern Ireland 174
Republic of Ireland 118
European Union 922
Other 1020
Total 45636

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30738
Republic of Ireland 89
Europe (including European Union) 569
African Countries 95
Middle East or Asia 189
North America or Caribbean 74
Central America 1
South America 26
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 13953

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26426
No Religion 15522
Buddhist 102
Hindu 78
Jewish 11
Muslim 165
Sikh 4
Other Religion 147
Not Stated 3181
Total 45636

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 11724
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5222
Self Employed 2101
Unemployed 1710
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2194
Retired 4790
Looking After Home or Family 1833
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2401
Other 805
Total 32780

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 48
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 2134
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 135
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 138
Construction 1637
RetailInc. Wholesale 3270
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1261
Accommodation and Food 1076
Information and Communication 365
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 303
Real Estate 218
Professional, Scientific and Technical 503
Administration 946
Public Administration and Defence 2151
Education 1616
HealthInc. Social Work 2978
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 884
Total 19692