Area Information for Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA

Sparkenhoe Street in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Wycliffe ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leicester South. This page combines information for the address Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE2 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for LE2 0TA.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Leicester
Ward Wycliffe
Constituency Leicester South
Region East Midlands
Country England

Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA:

Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TD
Guthlaxton Avenue, Leicester, LE2 0SD
Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TH
Willow Court, Leicester, LE2 0TR
Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TL
Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TN

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LE2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

We have found 3 property sales in Sparkenhoe Street since the beginning of 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 10
Semi-Detached 9
Terraced 45
Flat (Purpose-Built) 58
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 128
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 73% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 13
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 42
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 51
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9
Rent Free 5
Total 128

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 23
Two People 20
Three People 13
Four People 21
Five People 15
Six People 25
Seven People 6
8+ People 5
Total 128

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 3
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 20
C2 - Skilled manual workers 9
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 77
Total 109

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Leicester South constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 47% male.

Male 237
Female 264
Total 501

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around LE2 0TA has a very large concentration of children that are under 16 (at 30% of the resident population). This is commonly seen in suburban neighbourhoods, and sometiems in areas of high social housing.

Age Groups
0-4 40
5-7 34
8-9 16
10-14 44
15 15
16-17 26
18-19 17
20-24 49
25-29 36
30-44 106
45-59 79
60-64 8
65-74 19
75-84 8
85-89 3
90+ 1
Total 501

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE2 0TA does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 111
Married 202
Divorced 14
Separated 5
Widowed 19
Same Sex 1
Total 352

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 238
Good 158
Fair 64
Bad 33
Very Bad 8
Total 501

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 31
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 33
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 51
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 59
No GCSEs or Equivalent 131
Other 45
Total 352

Ethnic Group Embed This

Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 3% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 16
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 209
Pakistani 43
Bangladeshi 117
Other Asian 33
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 6
Total 501

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester), only 44% of the residents were born in England, so the majority of the residents of this area were not born in England.

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 221
Wales 0
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 16
Other 264
Total 501

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to LE2 0TA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 394
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 50
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 42
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 12

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Christian 28
No Religion 21
Buddhist 0
Hindu 4
Jewish 0
Muslim 428
Sikh 6
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 501

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wycliffe ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 18% of the resident population. On average, around 9.2% of census respondents were students. Male residents were slightly less likely than women to be students. The figures for students include both working and full-time studying students.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 61
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 51
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 25
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 61
Retired 20
Looking After Home or Family 55
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 32
Other 23
Total 340

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 23
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 37
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 10
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1
Total 139

Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA is within the Spinney Hills policing neighbourhood, under the Leicestershire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2021, 374 crimes were reported within half a mile of LE2 0TA.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 374 crimes committed near Sparkenhoe Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Spinney Hills
Colin Grundy Drive
Off Keyham Lane
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Below are the details of the closest services to LE2 0TA. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for LE2 0TA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 460 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leicester 460 yards
South Wigston 3.4 miles
Syston 4.7 miles
Narborough 5.4 miles
Sileby 6.9 miles
Barrow-upon-Soar 8.3 miles
Loughborough 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest is Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sparkenhoe Community Primary School < 50 yards
Highfields Primary School 350 yards
Uplands Infant School 390 yards
Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy 390 yards
Medway Community Primary School 470 yards
Charnwood Primary School 0.5 miles
Shenton Primary School 0.7 miles
Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy 0.7 miles
Spinney Hill Primary School 0.7 miles
Bridge Junior School 0.7 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest is Moat Community College, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moat Community College 270 yards
Jameah Academy 0.8 miles  
Jameah Boys Academy 0.8 miles  
Madani Boys School 0.8 miles
Madani Girls' School 0.8 miles
Leicester Islamic Academy 1.1 miles  
Castle Mead Academy 1.2 miles  
Crown Hills Community College 1.2 miles
Sir Jonathan North Girls College 1.7 miles
Leicester High School for Girls 1.7 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest is Dr R Kapur & Partners, approximately < 50 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest is JDRM Dental Care Leicester, approximately 480 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 10 closest hospitals to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest is Cuh At Leicester Royal Infirmary, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Sparkenhoe Street, Leicester, LE2 0TA. The nearest is St Peter's Eye Clinic, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
St Peter's Eye Clinic < 50 yards
EyeVision Opticians 570 yards
S I Opticals 660 yards
Regent Street Opticians Limited 660 yards
Adams Opticians 670 yards
Vision Aid Centre half a mile
While Ophthalmic Opticians 0.5 miles
Boots-Leicester - Halford St 0.5 miles
Vyas Opticians 0.6 miles
A S Thakor Opticians Ltd 0.6 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.


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Broadband in LE2 0TA

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 11 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 53.9Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 107Mbps
Average Upload Speed 8.4Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 19.5Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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