Authority → Preston

Preston Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Preston in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

147,600

Population

6.9%

Unqualified

5.3%

Unemployment

£30,410

Salary

£174,689

Property

Quick answer: Preston is a local authority in England. The population of Preston is 147,600. The population per square mile of Preston is 2,687. The average salary in Preston is £30,410 per year. The average property price in Preston is £174,689.


Books about Preston: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Preston. Here is a link to some of the books about Preston.


Preston Demographics


The population of Preston is 147,600. The population per square mile of Preston is 2,687. The population has increased by 3,500 in the past year. The population has increased by 21,200 since 1981.


There are more females in Preston. They account for 50.1% of the population.


Preston Employment


62.5% of the people in Preston are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Preston is 5.3%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Preston Student Population


The student population of Preston is 11,500. Students account for 39.6% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


86.1% of the people in Preston have an NVQ1 qualification. 73.2% have an NVQ2 qualification. 57.7% have an NVQ3 qualification. 38.7% have an NVQ4 qualification.


6.9% of the people in Preston have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Preston Economy


There are 5,710 businesses in Preston. 88.0% are micro businesses. 9.7% are small businesses. 1.8% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Preston are human health and social work activities businesses.


Preston Salary


The average salary in Preston is £30,410 per year. Males earn 18.4% more.


Salaries in Preston are 8.91% less than the national average of £33,384.


Preston Property


The average property price in Preston is £174,689. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Preston: £302,499 for detached houses. £181,956 for semi-detached houses. £127,553 for terrace houses. £86,746 for flats.