124,829TOTAL POPULATION
51,908HOUSEHOLDS
5.7%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£26,000AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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PR2 POSTCODE REGION

Preston (PR2)

The PR2 postcode area is located in the Preston postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 2907 individual postcodes.

There are 29 electoral wards in the PR2 postcode area, including Chorley, Leyland, Preston, Southport which come under the local authority of the Preston Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 21% of people in PR2 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 PR2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 85%WORKING
  • 15%UNEMPLOYED

15% of people in PR2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 21%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 27%DE

According to census records, 21% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 82%WHITE
  • 18%NON-WHITE

82% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

PR2Lancashire

Lancashire

The county of Lancashire

PR2 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 CodePR2
Postal TownPreston
MSOA NamePreston 017
LSOA NamePreston 017B
CountyLancashire
RegionLancashire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityPreston
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

PR2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of PR2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Brookfield
Broughton
Cadley
Cottam
Cow Hill
Cumeragh Village
Fulwood
Goosnargh
Grange
Grimsargh
Haighton Green
Haighton Top
Higher Bartle
Holme Slack
Ingol
Larches
Lea
Lightfoot Green
Lower Bartle
Moor Side
Newsham
New Town
Nog Tow
Pudding Pie Nook
Red Scar
Ribbleton
Samlesbury
Sharoe Green
Tanterton
Woodplumpton
Browse Postcodes in PR2

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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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