The GL5 postcode area is located in the Gloucester postcode town region, within the county of Gloucestershire, and contains a total of 1349 individual postcodes.
There are 27 electoral wards in the GL5 postcode area, including Badminton, Berkeley, Blakeney, Cheltenham, Chipping Campden, Cinderford, Cirencester, Coleford, Drybrook, Dursley, Dymock, Fairford, Gloucester, Lechlade, Longhope, Lydbrook, Lydney, Mitcheldean, Moreton-In-Marsh, Newent, Newnham, Ruardean, Stonehouse, Stroud, Tetbury, Tewkesbury, Westbury-On-Severn, Wotton-Under-Edge, which come under the local authority of the Stroud Council.
Combining the whole postcode region, 30% of people in GL5 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.
This does not mean that the people of GL5 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.
8% of people in GL5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.
According to census records, 30% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.
94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.
GL5 is located in the county of Gloucestershire, in England.
Gloucestershire has a total population of 900,800, making it the 23rd largest county in the UK.
Gloucestershire has a total area of 1216 square miles, and a population density of 285 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.
GL5 Electoral Wards
The postal region of GL5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:
|MSOA Name||Stroud 006|
|LSOA Name||Stroud 006A|
|Area Classification||Urban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)|
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