Information about Plymouth

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Plymouth Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Plymouth is 264,695 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Plymouth is 134,784, and the female population is 129,911. 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 236,802, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 10,537. 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 (129,338), followed by Christian (112,526), 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 (52,100), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (38,898). 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 Plymouth area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (72,640), while 47,650 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 60,155 adults have Level 3 education, while 30,727 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Plymouth area are

  • Professional occupations (20138)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (15675), and
  • Skilled trades occupations (15496)


The average age of people living in Plymouth is 41 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (43364), Between 15 to 24 (37091), and Between 25 to 34 (36334). 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 Plymouth has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (40,217) followed by Routine occupations (30,785), and Semi-routine occupations (29,555). 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 Plymouth

The postcode district PL are associated with the Plymouth, and there are total 8 postcode areas (listed below). The Plymouth has a total of 6718 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Plymouth





Efford and Lipson




Moor View


Plympton Chaddlewood

Plympton Erle

Plympton St Mary

Plymstock Dunstone

Plymstock Radford


St Budeaux

St Peter and the Waterfront


Sutton and Mount Gould

RegionSouth West