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Preston (PR1)

The PR1 postcode area is located in the Preston postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 2837 individual postcodes.

There are 18 electoral wards in the PR1 postcode area, including Chorley, Leyland, Preston, Southport which come under the local authority of the South Ribble Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 18% of people in PR1 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 PR1 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 78%WORKING

22% of people in PR1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 18%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 31%DE

According to census records, 18% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 73%WHITE
  • 27%NON-WHITE

73% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Lancashire

PR1 is located in the county of Lancashire, in England.

Lancashire has a total population of 1,485,000, making it the 8th largest county in the UK.

Lancashire has a total area of 1187 square miles, and a population density of 482 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Lancashire Postal Town Map
Outward CodePR1
Postal TownPreston
MSOA NameSouth Ribble 001
LSOA NameSouth Ribble 001D
Local AuthoritySouth Ribble
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

PR1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of PR1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Higher Penwortham
Higher Walton
Holme Slack
Howick Cross
Lower Penwortham
Middleforth Green
Riverside Docklands
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GPS and Auto track system thefts (Lancashire Constabulary)

Hi Sir or madam A farmer from the Cabus area has had his GPS and Auto track system stolen from one of his tractors. If you have seen or heard anything suspicious around the Cabus area between 18:30 on&hellip

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THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE (Lancashire Constabulary)

Between the hours of 19:45 hrs of the 17th October 2020 and 09:30 hours of the 18th October 2020. A TOYOTA AYGO was stolen from an address in your neighbourhood. CRIME PREVENTION - Please ensure your&hellip

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Phone SCAM ALERT (Lancashire Constabulary)

Please be aware of a SCAM that has come to our attention.Someone from a Manchester Area Code has called a resident in South Lancaster and had accussed them of Fraud.They were told to pay a fine. If t&hellip

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Weather isn't great put pop down and have a chat and we can get you signed up to Lancashire Talking . Goodies to give away .

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