Area Information for Leicester, LE21 4AY

This postcode in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leicester South. This page combines information for the address Leicester, LE21 4AY, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE21 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.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in July 2011. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

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


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Leicester, LE21 4AY 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

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 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

The area containing Leicester consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 0
Semi-Detached 0
Terraced 1
Flat (Purpose-Built) 169
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 172
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Leicester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 79% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 2
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 129
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 27
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 0
Total 166

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 155
Two People 7
Three People 3
Four People 0
Five People 0
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 166

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 14
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 53
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 66
Total 152

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around LE21 4AY however is predominantly male (77%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Gender
Male 141
Female 43
Total 184

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 1
5-7 0
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 1
18-19 6
20-24 33
25-29 14
30-44 52
45-59 48
60-64 13
65-74 12
75-84 2
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 184

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of LE21 4AY there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 72% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 133
Married 8
Divorced 25
Separated 15
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 181

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.

However, this area of the Castle ward shows lower levels of residents that report their health as Good or Very Good (66%) than average, which is usually indicative of areas with older populations or areas of social deprivation.

Health
Very Good 56
Good 66
Fair 49
Bad 10
Very Bad 3
Total 184

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 42
Apprenticeship 2
2+ A Levels 18
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 30
1-4 GCSEs 26
No GCSEs 41
Other 22
Total 181

Ethnic Group Embed This

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 58% 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 107
Mixed Ethnicity 7
Indian 7
Pakistani 2
Chinese 15
Other Asian 6
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 14
Total 184

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Leicester), 59% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 108
Wales 0
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 8
Other 65
Total 184

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 LE21 4AY

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 96
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 10
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 23
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 50

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.

Religion
Christian 76
No Religion 60
Buddhist 1
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 27
Sikh 1
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 14
Total 184

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Castle 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 43
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 17
Self Employed 6
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 32
Retired 16
Looking After Home or Family 0
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 8
Total 179

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 3
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 14
Information and Communication 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 9
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 77

Leicester, LE21 4AY is within the Cultural Quarter policing neighbourhood, under the Leicestershire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In July 2018, 777 crimes were reported within half a mile of LE21 4AY.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 777 crimes committed near LE21 4AY
Neighbourhood Team Address Cultural Quarter
74 Belgrave Gate
Leicester
LE1 3GG
Force Website: http://www.leics.police.uk/

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to LE21 4AY. 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 LE21 4AY.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 110 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leicester 110 yards
South Wigston 3.5 miles
Syston 4.6 miles
Narborough 5.4 miles
Sileby 6.9 miles
Barrow upon Soar 8.1 miles
Loughborough (Leics) 11 miles
Hinckley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest is Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, approximately 440 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sparkenhoe Community Primary School 440 yards
    
Highfields Primary School 700 yards
    
Uplands Infant School 790 yards
    
Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy 790 yards  
Medway Community Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Charnwood Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Taylor Road Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Shenton Primary School 0.7 miles
    
Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy 0.8 miles
    
Hazel Community Primary School 0.8 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest is Moat Community College, approximately 390 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moat Community College 390 yards
    
Madani Boys School 1.1 miles
    
Madani Girls' School 1.1 miles
    
Crown Hills Community College 1.5 miles
    
Fullhurst Community College 1.6 miles
    
Sir Jonathan North Community College 1.8 miles
    
The Lancaster Academy 1.9 miles  
English Martyr's Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy 1.9 miles  
Leicester High School for Girls 2 miles  
Soar Valley College 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest is Dr R Kapur & Partners, approximately 460 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 Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest is Storry, C J T, approximately 320 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 5 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest is Leicester Royal Infirmary, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE21 4AY. The nearest is St Peter's Eye Clinic, approximately 440 yards away.

* 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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