Information about the PL8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL8 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 1441
Semi-Detached 790
Terraced 545
Flat (Purpose-Built) 115
Flat (Converted) 114
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 3021

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1229
Owned with Mortgage 700
Shared Ownership 47
Rented: From Council 47
Rented: Other Social 252
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 333
Rented: Other 37
Rent Free 43
Total 2688

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 777
Two People 1156
Three People 329
Four People 282
Five People 106
Six People 32
Seven People 5
8+ People 1
Total 2688

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 586
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 453
C2 - Skilled manual workers 322
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 246
Total 1607

Gender Back to Top

Male 2902
Female 3121
Total 6023

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
0-4 254
5-7 167
8-9 129
10-14 301
15 78
16-17 112
18-19 102
20-24 190
25-29 164
30-44 903
45-59 1339
60-64 596
65-74 942
75-84 510
85-89 155
90+ 81
Total 6023

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 986
Married 3090
Divorced 474
Separated 89
Widowed 438
Same Sex 17
Total 5094

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 2857
Good 2063
Fair 805
Bad 229
Very Bad 69
Total 6023

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) 2037
Apprenticeship 210
2+ A Levels 589
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 783
1-4 GCSEs 489
No GCSEs 832
Other 154
Total 5094

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5939
Mixed Ethnicity 59
Indian 3
Chinese 3
Other Asian 10
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 2
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 1
Total 6023

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5493
Wales 127
Scotland 102
Northern Ireland 26
Republic of Ireland 22
European Union 98
Other 155
Total 6023

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5103
Republic of Ireland 19
Europe (including European Union) 55
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 6
North America or Caribbean 27
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 14
None 835

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4014
No Religion 1459
Buddhist 12
Hindu 2
Jewish 1
Muslim 7
Sikh 1
Other Religion 27
Not Stated 500
Total 6023

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 1285
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 627
Self Employed 670
Unemployed 109
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 209
Retired 1138
Looking After Home or Family 142
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 113
Other 55
Total 4348

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 85
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 201
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 11
Construction 188
RetailInc. Wholesale 320
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 97
Accommodation and Food 133
Information and Communication 71
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 54
Real Estate 72
Professional, Scientific and Technical 244
Administration 110
Public Administration and Defence 170
Education 359
HealthInc. Social Work 404
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 120
Total 2654