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Preston (PR5)

The PR5 postcode area is located in the Preston postcode town region, within the county of Lancashire, and contains a total of 2328 individual postcodes.

There are 31 electoral wards in the PR5 postcode area, including Chorley, Leyland, Preston, Southport which come under the local authority of the South Ribble Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 21% of people in PR5 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 PR5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.



  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in PR5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 21%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 24%DE

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


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.



The county of Lancashire

PR5 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 CodePR5
Postal TownPreston
MSOA NameSouth Ribble 002
LSOA NameSouth Ribble 002A
Local AuthoritySouth Ribble
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

PR5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of PR5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Bamber Bridge
Clayton Brook
Coup Green
Cuerden Green
Gregson Lane
Higher Walton
Hoghton Bottoms
Holme Slack
Jack Green
Lostock Hall
Myerscough Smithy
Nab's Head
Pippin Street
Red Scar
Riley Green
Roach Bridge
Samlesbury Bottoms
Seed Lee
Turner Green
Walton Summit
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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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Lancashire Constabulary

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Traffic Operation (Lancashire Constabulary)

Sir or madam Earlier today your local neighbourhood police officers conducted a traffic operation regarding vehicles contravening the one way system in Operation at the junction of Holme Street and St&hellip

Lancashire Constabulary

Covid-19: How will London and Essex cope with Tier 2 rules?

People in London, Essex and York will be banned from meeting people outside their home from Saturday.

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Suspicious activity Rosehill ward area (Lancashire Constabulary)

Possibly persons trying doors in the rosehill area of Burnley in the early hours of the morning. If you see anything suspicious please ring on 999

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

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

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