Area Information for Leicester, LE5 3AR

This postcode 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 Leicester, LE5 3AR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE5 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 December 1990. 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 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 Leicester, LE5 3AR:

Cradock Street, Leicester, LE5 3AW
Humberstone Road, Leicester, LE5 3AJ
Humberstone Road, Leicester, LE5 3AF
Humberstone Road, Leicester, LE5 3AQ
Graham Street, Leicester, LE5 3BB
Humberstone Road, Leicester, LE5 3AP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LE5 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Leicester, LE5 3AR 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 1
Semi-Detached 2
Terraced 7
Flat (Purpose-Built) 218
Flat (Converted) 3
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 232
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Leicester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 88% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 192
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 11
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8
Rent Free 6
Total 230

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 90
Two People 49
Three People 41
Four People 31
Five People 10
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 3
Total 230

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 6
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 33
C2 - Skilled manual workers 19
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 136
Total 194

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 55% male.

Gender
Male 299
Female 249
Total 548

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 49
5-7 18
8-9 13
10-14 22
15 2
16-17 21
18-19 11
20-24 40
25-29 60
30-44 138
45-59 90
60-64 29
65-74 33
75-84 17
85-89 4
90+ 1
Total 548

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE5 3AR 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 139
Married 223
Divorced 35
Separated 13
Widowed 34
Same Sex 0
Total 444

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.

Health
Very Good 165
Good 228
Fair 98
Bad 41
Very Bad 16
Total 548

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

LE5 3AR and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 47% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 39
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 35
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 53
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 62
No GCSEs or Equivalent 208
Other 46
Total 444

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 5% 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 27
Mixed Ethnicity 19
Indian 323
Pakistani 10
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 3
Other Asian 51
Black African 33
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 51
Total 548

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Leicester), only 34% 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 186
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 6
Other 354
Total 548

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 LE5 3AR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 418
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 31
African Countries 8
Middle East or Asia 62
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 38

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 31
No Religion 18
Buddhist 1
Hindu 36
Jewish 0
Muslim 438
Sikh 3
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 21
Total 548

Economic Activity Embed This

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 87
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 68
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 47
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 56
Retired 48
Looking After Home or Family 50
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 32
Other 19
Total 422

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 42
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 2
RetailInc. Wholesale 29
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 20
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 6
Real Estate 1
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 10
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 184

Leicester, LE5 3AR 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near LE5 3AR
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 LE5 3AR. 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 LE5 3AR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE5 3AR. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leicester 0.6 miles
South Wigston 4 miles
Syston 4.1 miles
Narborough 5.9 miles
Sileby 6.4 miles
Barrow upon Soar 7.7 miles
Loughborough (Leics) 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE5 3AR. The nearest is Charnwood Primary School, approximately 210 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Charnwood Primary School 210 yards
    
Shenton Primary School 360 yards
    
Taylor Road Primary School 500 yards
    
Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy 620 yards
    
Bridge Junior School 680 yards
    
Green Lane Infant School 760 yards
    
Highfields Primary School 840 yards
    
Catherine Infant School 850 yards
    
Uplands Infant School 0.5 miles
    
Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy 0.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE5 3AR. The nearest is Moat Community College, approximately 790 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moat Community College 790 yards
    
Madani Boys School 1.1 miles
    
Madani Girls' School 1.1 miles
    
Castle Mead Academy 1.2 miles  
Crown Hills Community College 1.4 miles
    
Soar Valley College 1.5 miles
    
Rushey Mead Academy 1.6 miles
    
English Martyrs' Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy 1.9 miles
    
Beaumont Leys School 2.1 miles
    
Fullhurst Community College 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE5 3AR. The nearest is Heron GP Practice, approximately 140 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, LE5 3AR. The nearest is HIGHFIELDS DENTAL PRACTICE, approximately 580 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, LE5 3AR. The nearest is Leicester Royal Infirmary, approximately 1.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE5 3AR. The nearest is Adams Opticians, approximately 580 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Adams Opticians 580 yards
EyeVision Opticians 580 yards
S I Opticals 750 yards
Visionary Eyecare half a mile
ZMP: Visionary Eyecare (UK) Ltd (domiciliary) half a mile
HomeVisit Opticians 0.5 miles
Noor Eyecare 0.6 miles
Sight Solutions Opticians 0.6 miles
The Eye Care Centre 0.6 miles
St Peter's Eye Clinic 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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