Area Information for Leicester, LE55 8RX

This postcode in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Ashby Money Hill ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of North West Leicestershire. This page combines information for the address Leicester, LE55 8RX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE55 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 September 2019. 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 North West Leicestershire
Ward Ashby Money Hill
Constituency North West Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Leicester, LE55 8RX 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

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 96
Semi-Detached 76
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 31
Flat (Converted) 2
Total 237
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Leicester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 24% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 50
Owned with Mortgage 107
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 2
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 16
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 1
Total 232

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 48
Two People 75
Three People 52
Four People 45
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 232

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 79
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 48
C2 - Skilled manual workers 38
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 32
Total 197

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 North West Leicestershire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 51% male.

Male 302
Female 294
Total 596

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 55
5-7 40
8-9 20
10-14 38
15 5
16-17 12
18-19 11
20-24 25
25-29 51
30-44 166
45-59 102
60-64 23
65-74 28
75-84 19
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 596

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE55 8RX 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 129
Married 247
Divorced 31
Separated 16
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 438

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.

This area is fit as a fiddle, with over 92% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Very Good 354
Good 195
Fair 39
Bad 6
Very Bad 2
Total 596

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) 198
Apprenticeship 10
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 69
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 50
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 56
No GCSEs or Equivalent 41
Other 14
Total 438

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 92% white.

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 546
Mixed Ethnicity 9
Indian 24
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 9
Other Asian 5
Other 2
Total 596

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

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 517
Wales 8
Scotland 16
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 8
European Union 10
Other 34
Total 596

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 LE55 8RX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 493
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 11
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 24
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 68

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 339
No Religion 173
Buddhist 5
Hindu 17
Jewish 0
Muslim 8
Sikh 4
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 47
Total 596

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 207
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 67
Self Employed 40
Unemployed 8
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 29
Retired 36
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 5
Other 3
Total 418

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
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 34
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 6
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 22
RetailInc. Wholesale 59
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 18
Accommodation and Food 18
Information and Communication 19
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 19
Administration 13
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 41
HealthInc. Social Work 36
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 11
Total 324

Leicester, LE55 8RX is within the Ashby 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 LE55 8RX
Neighbourhood Team Address Ashby
Police Desk
North West Leicestershire District Council
Whitwick Road
LE67 3FJ
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Below are the details of the closest services to LE55 8RX. 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 LE55 8RX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 11 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest railway station is Willington, approximately 8.6 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Willington 8.6 miles
Burton-on-Trent 8.8 miles
Peartree 11 miles
Polesworth 11 miles
Loughborough 12 miles
East Midlands Parkway 12 miles
Spondon 12 miles
Derby 12 miles
Long Eaton 12 miles
Atherstone 13 miles
Tamworth 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest is Woodcote Primary School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest is Ashby School, approximately 670 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Ashby School 670 yards
Ivanhoe College 0.6 miles  
Stephenson Studio School 3.4 miles
Granville Academy 4 miles
The Newbridge School 4.3 miles  
Ibstock Community College 4.6 miles
The Pingle Academy 5.1 miles
The Castle Rock School 5.6 miles  
William Allitt School 5.9 miles
Blessed Robert Sutton Catholic Voluntary Academy 7.2 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest is Castle Medical Group, approximately 1.2 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
Castle Medical Group 1.2 miles
Country House 2.3 miles
Measham Medical Unit 3.7 miles
Woodville Surgery 3.8 miles
Whitwick Road Surgery 3.9 miles
Dr S Virmani & Dr G Bedi 3.9 miles
Dr R M Patel & Dr H Tailor 3.9 miles
Long Lane Surgery 4.4 miles
Hugglescote Surgery 4.5 miles
Broom Leys Surgery 4.7 miles

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest is St Helens Dental Practice, approximately half a mile away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 2 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest is Coalville Community Hospital, approximately 4.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Coalville Community Hospital 4.7 miles
Mill Lodge Hospital 9.6 miles

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE55 8RX. The nearest is Boots-Ashby De La Zouch, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Boots-Ashby De La Zouch 0.7 miles
Nicola Peapers Ltd 0.8 miles
Specsavers Opticians 0.8 miles
Scrivens Opticians Ashby de la Zouch 0.8 miles
F T Wilson 3.6 miles
Mimi Yip Ltd 3.7 miles
Eye Society 3.7 miles
Boots-Coalville 3.8 miles
Specsavers Coalville 3.8 miles
Halls Optometrists 4.1 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.