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Truro (TR17)

The TR17 postcode area is located in the Truro postcode town region, within the county of Cornwall, and contains a total of 102 individual postcodes.

There are 5 electoral wards in the TR17 postcode area, including Camborne, Falmouth, Hayle, Helston, Isles Of Scilly, Marazion, Newquay, Penryn, Penzance, Perranporth, Redruth, St Agnes, St Columb, St Ives, Truro which come under the local authority of the Cornwall,Isles of Scilly Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 17% of people in TR17 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 TR17 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The TR17 postcode covers a large section of the Truro district in the South West of England. TR17 is within the administrative county of Cornwall and comprises the majority of the Truro citytown, Grade 1 CA listed cathedral city, and the surrounding borough and parishes.

In terms of geography, TR17 is bordered by the River Fal Valley, the Atlantic Ocean, and marshlands towards the east. The coastline stretches from Pendower beach near Veryan, through to Perranporth and St Agnes in the west. Much of the district is rural, with cheese being one of the main local agricultural products. The port of Falmouth is around 12 miles away.

TR17 is home to a vibrant and diverse population, with young families and students making up a large majority of its inhabitants.

The area is well-served with services and amenities, with a mix of independent shops, cafés, nightlife, theaters, and cinemas throughout the district. There is also the popular Truro market for shoppers and a leisure centre with swimming pool, gymnasium and fitness studios.

The main educational facilities in the area include Truro and Penwith College, Truro High School for Girls, Richard Lander School, and other notable schools and nurseries.

TR17 is well-connected, being served by a fast National Rail service and major road networks. The major A30 route links Truro to Newquay and Exeter. Cornwall Airport Newquay provides international links to Europe, Northern Ireland, and Scotland.

In terms of culture, TR17 hosts many annual events such as the Falmouth Oyster Festival, Falmouth Regatta, and Truro Festival of Lights, as well as annual Christmas markets in Lemon Quay and the award-winning Porthleven Food and Music Festival.

The area also offers a wide variety of outdoor pursuits, such as walks, hikes, sailing, surfing, and cycling. There are a number of local nature reserves nearby which are popular for bird-watching.

TR17 touches the lives of thousands of people each day thanks to its vibrant culture, outstanding landscape, great transport links, diverse range of shops and amenities, and excellent schools and higher education.

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  • 91%WORKING

9% of people in TR17 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 17%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 27%DE

According to census records, 17% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 95%WHITE

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

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The county of Cornwall

TR17 is located in the county of Cornwall, in England.

Cornwall has a total population of 556,000, making it the 40th largest county in the UK.

Cornwall has a total area of 1375 square miles, and a population density of 156 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Cornwall Postal Town Map
Outward CodeTR17
Postal TownTruro
MSOA NameCornwall 065
LSOA NameCornwall 065A
Local AuthorityCornwall,Isles of Scilly
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

TR17 Electoral Wards

The postal region of TR17, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

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Woman 'in tears' after spotting where husband packed toothbrush in suitcase

A woman exposed her husband for his dodgy packing skills after spotting where he'd left her toothbrush in their suitcase and the funny clip soon swept social media

Cornwall Live

Cornwall should be more magnificent, says Labour MP hopeful

As part of a series speaking to General Election candidates across Cornwall, we caught up with Labour's Jayne Kirkham who hopes to take the Truro and Falmouth seat from the Conservatives

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Police warning ahead of 'possible' Cornwall beach party

Devon and Cornwall Police said a warning about a possible beach party was issued to local schools.

BBC News

Family pay tribute to 'larger than life' aid worker

The family of a James 'Jim' Henderson said his funeral would take place in Truro on May 22.

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Council fills 500 potholes a day after record number

Cornwall Council says it is investing 14.5m to prevent potholes from forming.

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Commercial building fire investigated

Some roads near Penryn will be closed after a fire in a commercial building, firefighters say.

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Terrace of properties in Cornwall on sale for first time in 55 years

The four railway residences would make an ideal renovation project

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Family pay tribute to 'incredible man' killed in Gaza airstrike

James Henderson was one of seven aid workers in Gaza killed during an Israeli airstrike

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