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Preston (PR26)

The PR26 postcode area is located in the Preston postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 334 individual postcodes.

There are 32 electoral wards in the PR26 postcode area, including Chorley, Leyland, Preston, Southport which come under the local authority of the South Ribble Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in PR26 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 PR26 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in PR26 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 23%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 20%DE

According to census records, 23% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 96%WHITE

96% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Lancashire

PR26 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 CodePR26
Postal TownPreston
MSOA NameSouth Ribble 012
LSOA NameSouth Ribble 012D
Local AuthoritySouth Ribble
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

PR26 Electoral Wards

The postal region of PR26, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Barber's Moor
Cocker Bar
Earnshaw Bridge
Farington Moss
Goose Green
Hall Green
Little Hoole Moss Houses
Lostock Hall
Midge Hall
Moss Side
Much Hoole
Much Hoole Moss Houses
Much Hoole Town
New Longton
Penwortham Lane
Runshaw Moor
Shaw Green
Tardy Gate
Wade Hall
Walmer Bridge
White Stake
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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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Mr Prickles was close to drowning when he was plucked from an open drain, say RSPCA officials.

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Police release CCTV images of a suspect after a tram passenger is attacked on a Blackpool service.

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Visitor numbers, normally high for the Blackpool Illuminations, have "plummeted", say tourism bosses.

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Ex-England goalkeeper Ben Foster stars as Watford beat Blackburn Rovers to go third in the Championship.

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