37,542TOTAL POPULATION
15,553HOUSEHOLDS
2.7%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£45,240AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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PR3 POSTCODE REGION

Preston (PR3)

The PR3 postcode area is located in the Preston postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 1475 individual postcodes.

There are 101 electoral wards in the PR3 postcode area, including Chorley, Leyland, Preston, Southport which come under the local authority of the Wyre Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 28% of people in PR3 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 PR3 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 90%WORKING
  • 10%UNEMPLOYED

10% of people in PR3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 28%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 17%DE

According to census records, 28% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 95%WHITE
  • 5%NON-WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

PR3Lancashire

Lancashire

The county of Lancashire

PR3 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 CodePR3
Postal TownPreston
MSOA NameWyre 006
LSOA NameWyre 006C
CountyLancashire
RegionLancashire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityWyre
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

PR3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of PR3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Barton
Bilsborrow
Blackleach
Black Pole
Bleasdale
Bonds
Bowgreave
Brock
Brook Bottom
Broughton
Cabus
Calder Vale
Catforth
Catterall
Chipping
Churchtown
Claughton on Brock
Cockerham
Copp
Cow Ark
Cow Hill
Crossmoor
Cuddy Hill
Cumeragh Village
Dam Side
Duncombe
Dunsop Bridge
Eagland Hill
Eaves
Elswick
Elswick Leys
Esprick
Fair Oak
Ford Green
Forest of Bowland
Forton
Garstang
Goosnargh
Great Eccleston
Greenhalgh
Grimsargh
Haighton Green
Haighton Top
Hale Nook
Hambleton Moss Side
Hareden Brook
Hesketh Lane
Hodder
Hollins Lane
Inglewhite
Inskip
Inskip Moss Side
Knowle Green
Lane Heads
Larbreck
Lewth
Little Eccleston
Little Town
Longridge
Marsh Houses
Matshead
Medlar
Moor Side
Moss Edge
Moss Edge
Nateby
New Row
Newsham
New Town
Oakenclough
Out Rawcliffe
Pilling
Pilling Water
Potters Brook
Pudding Pie Nook
Ratten Row
Ribchester
Roseacre
Sand Side
Scorton
Scronkey
Singleton
Skitham
Smallwood Hey
St Michael's on Wyre
Street
Stubbins
Stydd
Swillbrook
Sykes
Thistleton
Walker Fold
Ward Green Cross
Wharles
Whin Lane End
Whitechapel
Whitewell
Willacy Lane End
Winmarleigh Moss
Woodplumpton
Woodsfold
Wyre
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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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THEFT OF MOTOR VEHICLE (Lancashire Constabulary)

A Silver Toyota 4 door Avensis Saloon has been stolen from an address in your neighbourhood. The theft occurred between the hours of 20:00 hrs on Friday 16/10/2020 and 13:21 hrs of Saturday 17/10/202&hellip

Lancashire Constabulary

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

Lancashire Constabulary

Gyms and coronavirus: What are the facts?

Areas where transmission is highest in England are shutting gyms, but does the science support it?

BBC News

Blackpool homeless night shelter to reopen as winter approaches

The Streetlife shelter in Blackpool, which closed during the Covid-19 lockdown, will reopen in November.

BBC News

GPS THEFTS (Lancashire Constabulary)

Hi Sir or madam Following on from the previous message regarding GPS thefts from the Cabus area. Please see below some advice on how to keep your Farming Equipment safe. If this information does not a&hellip

Lancashire Constabulary

THEFT OF EXPENSIVE ITEM FROM MOTOR VEHICLE (Lancashire Constabulary)

On Friday 16/10/2020 between 14:40 hours and 17:00 hours a FORD EUROPE PANEL VAN IN WHITE was broken into and an expensive item taken whilst it was parked at an address in your neighbourhood. CRIME P&hellip

Lancashire Constabulary

BURGLARY OF PROPERTY IN YOUR AREA (Lancashire Constabulary)

At around 1943 hrs on Sunday the 18/10/2020 a burglary was committed in your neighbourhood whereby a black van containing approximately 3 males was seen acting in a suspicious manner near to the prope&hellip

Lancashire Constabulary

Local lockdown rules: What Covid tier is my area in?

Use our search tool to find out about coronavirus rules and restrictions where you live.

BBC News

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Discrimination by Postcode

Discrimination by Postcode

You really couldn't make it up, could you? Some of the country's most vulnerable people are missing out on their weekly £25 Cold Weather Payment, just because the system that's in operation is discriminating against them because payments are based on postcode, rather than geographic location.

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The Impossible Challenge of Affordability

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