Information about the PL9 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district PL9. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about PL9 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 4483
Semi-Detached 5248
Terraced 1782
Flat (Purpose-Built) 667
Flat (Converted) 160
Residence in Commercial Building 86
Caravan/Park/Temporary 42
Total 12468

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5534
Owned with Mortgage 4173
Shared Ownership 93
Rented: From Council 206
Rented: Other Social 365
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1083
Rented: Other 454
Rent Free 122
Total 12030

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 3178
Two People 4891
Three People 1797
Four People 1573
Five People 442
Six People 132
Seven People 15
8+ People 2
Total 12030

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 1870
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2684
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1745
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1296
Total 7595

Gender Back to Top

Male 13424
Female 14537
Total 27961

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 1416
5-7 828
8-9 588
10-14 1618
15 320
16-17 644
18-19 564
20-24 1193
25-29 1205
30-44 4777
45-59 5742
60-64 2198
65-74 3558
75-84 2431
85-89 566
90+ 313
Total 27961

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 4994
Married 13629
Divorced 1972
Separated 451
Widowed 2105
Same Sex 40
Total 23191

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 12977
Good 9738
Fair 3833
Bad 1112
Very Bad 301
Total 27961

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) 6267
Apprenticeship 1682
2+ A Levels 3006
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3890
1-4 GCSEs 2944
No GCSEs 4510
Other 892
Total 23191

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27547
Mixed Ethnicity 177
Indian 24
Pakistani 6
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 32
Other Asian 50
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 38
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 35
Total 27961

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 25611
Wales 488
Scotland 589
Northern Ireland 130
Republic of Ireland 88
European Union 453
Other 602
Total 27961

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23281
Republic of Ireland 59
Europe (including European Union) 210
African Countries 53
Middle East or Asia 59
North America or Caribbean 70
Central America 1
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 65
None 4284

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18997
No Religion 6750
Buddhist 47
Hindu 9
Jewish 15
Muslim 35
Sikh 5
Other Religion 69
Not Stated 2034
Total 27961

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 7315
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3277
Self Employed 1736
Unemployed 503
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1215
Retired 4384
Looking After Home or Family 677
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 550
Other 224
Total 19881

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 63
Mining/Quarrying 40
Manufacturing 1074
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 96
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 52
Construction 1002
RetailInc. Wholesale 1831
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 701
Accommodation and Food 496
Information and Communication 255
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 343
Real Estate 198
Professional, Scientific and Technical 641
Administration 443
Public Administration and Defence 1646
Education 1579
HealthInc. Social Work 1760
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 571
Total 12791