Information about the PL6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL6 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 4066
Semi-Detached 4906
Terraced 7592
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1380
Flat (Converted) 129
Residence in Commercial Building 63
Caravan/Park/Temporary 228
Total 18364

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6107
Owned with Mortgage 6426
Shared Ownership 126
Rented: From Council 1396
Rented: Other Social 1701
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1438
Rented: Other 555
Rent Free 179
Total 17928

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 4542
Two People 7112
Three People 2916
Four People 2398
Five People 728
Six People 185
Seven People 34
8+ People 13
Total 17928

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 2086
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4022
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3172
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3219
Total 12499

Gender Back to Top

Male 20815
Female 22271
Total 43086

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 2506
5-7 1448
8-9 851
10-14 2417
15 541
16-17 1021
18-19 1156
20-24 2513
25-29 2449
30-44 7788
45-59 8890
60-64 3218
65-74 4674
75-84 2721
85-89 606
90+ 287
Total 43086

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 9246
Married 19302
Divorced 3390
Separated 786
Widowed 2551
Same Sex 48
Total 35323

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 20100
Good 14237
Fair 6004
Bad 2145
Very Bad 600
Total 43086

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) 7162
Apprenticeship 2201
2+ A Levels 4837
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6139
1-4 GCSEs 5092
No GCSEs 8390
Other 1502
Total 35323

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 41896
Mixed Ethnicity 357
Indian 197
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 36
Chinese 92
Other Asian 220
Black African 75
Black Caribbean 35
Other Black/African/Caribbean 25
Other 136
Total 43086

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39444
Wales 550
Scotland 705
Northern Ireland 198
Republic of Ireland 129
European Union 791
Other 1269
Total 43086

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 33350
Republic of Ireland 73
Europe (including European Union) 426
African Countries 122
Middle East or Asia 335
North America or Caribbean 79
Central America 3
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 55
None 8804

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27974
No Religion 11585
Buddhist 108
Hindu 111
Jewish 9
Muslim 296
Sikh 5
Other Religion 142
Not Stated 2856
Total 43086

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 12054
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5272
Self Employed 2170
Unemployed 1011
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2330
Retired 5869
Looking After Home or Family 1228
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1332
Other 443
Total 31709

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 81
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 2320
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 181
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 111
Construction 1495
RetailInc. Wholesale 3246
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1030
Accommodation and Food 898
Information and Communication 372
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 356
Real Estate 233
Professional, Scientific and Technical 666
Administration 804
Public Administration and Defence 2656
Education 1851
HealthInc. Social Work 3156
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 793
Total 20278