Area Information for Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH

Mere Close in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the North Evington ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leicester East. This page combines information for the address Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH, 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Leicester
Ward North Evington
Constituency Leicester East
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 Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH:

St Saviours Road, Leicester, LE5 3GE
Whinchat Road, Leicester, LE5 3FA
Stonechat Walk, Leicester, LE5 3FJ
Turnstone Walk, Leicester, LE5 3FH
Wood Hill, Leicester, LE5 3JB
Mere Road, Leicester, LE5 3HS

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 Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH 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 Mere Close, Leicester consists predominantly of terraced housing, which is common in suburban and inner-city areas. 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 9
Semi-Detached 12
Terraced 80
Flat (Purpose-Built) 20
Flat (Converted) 8
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 134
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Mere Close, Leicester contains a higher than average level of social housing - 27% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 33
Owned with Mortgage 22
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 20
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 15
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 33
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 6
Total 131

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 34
Two People 19
Three People 19
Four People 19
Five People 15
Six People 12
Seven People 6
8+ People 7
Total 131

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 15
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 55
Total 112

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 East constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 49% male.

Gender
Male 224
Female 229
Total 453

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

The area around LE5 3HH 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 46
5-7 25
8-9 18
10-14 44
15 4
16-17 15
18-19 8
20-24 27
25-29 33
30-44 103
45-59 79
60-64 15
65-74 23
75-84 10
85-89 3
90+ 0
Total 453

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE5 3HH 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 84
Married 191
Divorced 16
Separated 8
Widowed 17
Same Sex 0
Total 316

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 212
Good 160
Fair 53
Bad 24
Very Bad 4
Total 453

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) 48
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 25
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 43
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 114
Other 56
Total 316

Ethnic Group Embed This

Mere Close, 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 11% 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 48
Mixed Ethnicity 24
Indian 258
Pakistani 24
Bangladeshi 9
Other Asian 37
Black African 33
Black Caribbean 6
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2
Other 12
Total 453

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Mere Close, 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 201
Wales 4
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 14
Other 229
Total 453

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 3HH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 289
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 57
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 62
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 35

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 49
No Religion 27
Buddhist 0
Hindu 62
Jewish 0
Muslim 286
Sikh 15
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 14
Total 453

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the North Evington ward had a larger than average concentration of residents that were in part-time employment - 17% of the resident population. On average, around 13.7% of census respondents were in part-time employment. There was a large disparity between employment types of male and female residents - almost four times as many women were part-time employees when compared to men.

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 79
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 53
Self Employed 20
Unemployed 17
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 31
Retired 26
Looking After Home or Family 40
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 19
Other 18
Total 303

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
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Manufacturing 42
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 25
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 11
HealthInc. Social Work 21
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 9
Total 159

Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH 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.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Mere Close
Neighbourhood Team Address Spinney Hills
Colin Grundy Drive
Off Keyham Lane
Leicester
LE5 1FY
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 3HH. 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 3HH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leicester 0.8 miles
Syston 4 miles
South Wigston 4.1 miles
Narborough 6.1 miles
Sileby 6.4 miles
Barrow upon Soar 7.8 miles
Loughborough (Leics) 11 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest is Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy, approximately < 50 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sacred Heart Catholic Voluntary Academy < 50 yards
    
Bridge Junior School 100 yards
    
Green Lane Infant School 270 yards
    
Shenton Primary School 280 yards
    
Charnwood Primary School 490 yards
    
Spinney Hill Primary School 800 yards
    
Highfields Primary School half a mile
    
Uplands Infant School 0.5 miles
    
Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy 0.5 miles
    
St Barnabas CofE Primary School 0.5 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest is Moat Community College, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moat Community College 0.6 miles
    
Madani Boys School 0.8 miles
    
Madani Girls' School 0.8 miles
    
Crown Hills Community College 1.1 miles
    
Soar Valley College 1.5 miles
    
Castle Mead Academy 1.5 miles  
Rushey Mead Academy 1.6 miles
    
St Paul's Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy 1.8 miles
    
Leicester High School for Girls 2.1 miles  
Judgemeadow Community College 2.1 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest is Spinney Hill Medical Centre, approximately 200 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 Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest is THE DENTAL CLINIC - MERLYN VAZ HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE CENTRE, approximately 270 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 Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest is Leicester General Hospital, approximately 1.3 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Mere Close, Leicester, LE5 3HH. The nearest is Noor Eyecare, approximately 370 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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