Information about the PL7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL7 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 3221
Semi-Detached 7005
Terraced 2925
Flat (Purpose-Built) 877
Flat (Converted) 144
Residence in Commercial Building 50
Caravan/Park/Temporary 34
Total 14256

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5230
Owned with Mortgage 5824
Shared Ownership 143
Rented: From Council 211
Rented: Other Social 740
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1345
Rented: Other 284
Rent Free 119
Total 13896

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 3362
Two People 5410
Three People 2325
Four People 2064
Five People 563
Six People 135
Seven People 28
8+ People 9
Total 13896

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 1969
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3518
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2516
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1807
Total 9810

Gender Back to Top

Male 16515
Female 17460
Total 33975

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 1920
5-7 1120
8-9 691
10-14 1971
15 450
16-17 890
18-19 753
20-24 1799
25-29 1750
30-44 6640
45-59 6989
60-64 2447
65-74 3546
75-84 2122
85-89 557
90+ 330
Total 33975

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 7024
Married 15473
Divorced 2621
Separated 606
Widowed 2064
Same Sex 35
Total 27823

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 16594
Good 11306
Fair 4347
Bad 1372
Very Bad 356
Total 33975

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) 6744
Apprenticeship 1923
2+ A Levels 4026
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5080
1-4 GCSEs 3841
No GCSEs 5215
Other 994
Total 27823

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33435
Mixed Ethnicity 278
Indian 60
Pakistani 3
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 38
Other Asian 45
Black African 26
Black Caribbean 36
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 27
Total 33975

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31554
Wales 475
Scotland 569
Northern Ireland 122
Republic of Ireland 112
European Union 486
Other 657
Total 33975

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27904
Republic of Ireland 58
Europe (including European Union) 234
African Countries 53
Middle East or Asia 81
North America or Caribbean 67
Central America 0
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 54
None 5656

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22390
No Religion 8939
Buddhist 68
Hindu 37
Jewish 11
Muslim 47
Sikh 8
Other Religion 97
Not Stated 2378
Total 33975

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 10234
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4236
Self Employed 2028
Unemployed 582
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1583
Retired 4454
Looking After Home or Family 697
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 726
Other 274
Total 24814

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 146
Mining/Quarrying 62
Manufacturing 1767
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 140
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 1324
RetailInc. Wholesale 2820
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 799
Accommodation and Food 598
Information and Communication 461
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 412
Real Estate 266
Professional, Scientific and Technical 764
Administration 544
Public Administration and Defence 2107
Education 1669
HealthInc. Social Work 2462
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 720
Total 17155