Information about Preston

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Preston Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Preston is 147,834 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Preston is 74,101, and the female population is 73,734. 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 97,715, followed by Indian, with a total of 19,047. 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 Christian (70,424), followed by No religion (38,931), 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 (27,785), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (20,032). 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 Preston area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (40,195), while 21,298 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 37,641 adults have Level 3 education, while 15,243 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Preston area are

  • Professional occupations (12745)
  • Elementary occupations (8571), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (7639)


The average age of people living in Preston is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (27391), Between 15 to 24 (22373), and Between 25 to 34 (21744). 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 Preston has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (20,738) followed by Routine occupations (16,801), and Full-time students (14,583). 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 Preston

The postcode district PR are associated with the Preston, and there are total 5 postcode areas (listed below). The Preston has a total of 4777 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Preston




City Centre


Fishwick & Frenchwood



Ingol & Cottam

Lea & Larches


Preston Rural East

Preston Rural North


Sharoe Green

St Matthew's

RegionNorth West