Information about Cornwall

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Cornwall Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Cornwall is 570,305 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Cornwall is 293,685, and the female population is 276,620. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 533,882, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 14,787. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned No religion (264,037), followed by Christian (259,145), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (115,522), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (88,881). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Cornwall area mentioned they are Retired (137,684), while 127,804 adults mentioned they are Employee: Full-time.


Regarding education, 145,890 adults have Level 3 education, while 72,367 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Cornwall area are

  • Skilled trades occupations (39684)
  • Professional occupations (39181), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (32386)


The average age of people living in Cornwall is 46 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (87003), Between 55 to 64 (83585), and Between 65 to 74 (77789). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Cornwall has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (93,997) followed by Small employers and own account workers (75,227), and Semi-routine occupations (64,568). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Postcodes in Cornwall

The postcode district PL, EX, TR are associated with the Cornwall, and there are total 47 postcode areas (listed below). The Cornwall has a total of 22454 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Cornwall

Altarnun & Stoke Climsland

Bodmin St Mary's & St Leonard

Bodmin St Petroc's


Callington & St Dominic


Camborne Roskear & Tuckingmill

Camborne Trelowarren

Camborne West & Treswithian

Camelford & Boscastle

Constantine, Mabe & Mawnan

Crowan, Sithney & Wendron

Falmouth Arwenack

Falmouth Boslowick

Falmouth Penwerris

Falmouth Trescobeas & Budock

Feock & Kea

Four Lanes, Beacon & Troon

Fowey, Tywardreath & Par

Gloweth, Malabar & Shortlanesend

Gwinear-Gwithian & Hayle East

Hayle West

Helston North

Helston South & Meneage

Illogan & Portreath

Land's End

Lanivet, Blisland & Bodmin St Lawrence

Lanner, Stithians & Gwennap

Launceston North & North Petherwin

Launceston South

Liskeard Central

Liskeard South & Dobwalls

Long Rock, Marazion & St Erth

Looe East & Deviock

Looe West, Pelynt, Lansallos & Lanteglos

Lostwithiel & Lanreath

Ludgvan, Madron, Gulval & Heamoor


Mevagissey & St Austell Bay

Mousehole, Newlyn & St Buryan

Mullion & St Keverne

Mylor, Perranarworthal & Ponsanooth

Newquay Central & Pentire

Newquay Porth & Tretherras

Newquay Trenance



Penwithick & Boscoppa

Penzance East

Penzance Promenade


Pool & Tehidy

Porthleven, Breage & Germoe


Probus & St Erme

Rame Peninsula & St Germans

Redruth Central, Carharrack & St Day

Redruth North

Redruth South

Roche & Bugle

Saltash Essa

Saltash Tamar

Saltash Trematon & Landrake

St Agnes

St Austell Bethel & Holmbush

St Austell Central & Gover

St Austell Poltair & Mount Charles

St Blazey

St Cleer & Menheniot

St Columb Major, St Mawgan & St Wenn

St Columb Minor & Colan

St Dennis & St Enoder

St Goran, Tregony & the Roseland

St Ives East, Lelant & Carbis Bay

St Ives West & Towednack

St Mewan & Grampound

St Newlyn East, Cubert & Goonhavern

St Stephen-in-Brannel

St Teath & Tintagel

Stratton, Kilkhampton & Morwenstow

Threemilestone & Chacewater


Truro Boscawen & Redannick

Truro Moresk & Trehaverne

Truro Tregolls

Wadebridge East & St Minver

Wadebridge West & St Mabyn

RegionSouth West