Area Information for Leicester, LE5 5XE
This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in April 2006. 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.
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 5XE:
|Mere Road, Leicester, LE5 5GR|
|Mere Road, Leicester, LE5 5GN|
|Fairfield Street, Leicester, LE5 5BF|
|Park Vale Road, Leicester, LE5 5BP|
|Fairfield Street, Leicester, LE5 5BH|
|Dronfield Street, Leicester, LE5 5AS|
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 5XE 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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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.
|Residence in Commercial Building||2|
Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top
The area containing Leicester contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 78% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.
|Owned with Mortgage||12|
|Rented: From Council||2|
|Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations||10|
|Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents||105|
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.
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.
|AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions||35|
|C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions||83|
|C2 - Skilled manual workers||5|
|DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers||11|
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 LE5 5XE however is predominantly male (55%). 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).
Age Groups Embed This Back to Top
Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the Castle ward has a very large concentration of residents that are aged 18-30. This is most commonly seen in inner city areas that have good entertainment facilities (bars, clubs, theatres etc.) that appeal to this younger demographic.
This type of distribution is also common in the vicinity of higher education facilities, in particular universities.
Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top
In the immediate vicinity of LE5 5XE there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 70% 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.
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.
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)||98|
|HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels||40|
|5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels||21|
|1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent||9|
|No GCSEs or Equivalent||8|
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 43% 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.
Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top
In this area (Leicester), only 42% 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|
|Republic of Ireland||2|
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 5XE
|Republic of Ireland||3|
|Europe (including European Union)||17|
|Middle East or Asia||87|
|North America or Caribbean||1|
|Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands)||2|
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.
Economic Activity Embed This
This address within the Castle ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 47% 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.
|Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week)||8|
|Full-Time Student (with or without job)||100|
|Looking After Home or Family||2|
|Long-Term Sick or Disabled||1|
Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top
This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.
|TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics||3|
|Accommodation and Food||9|
|Information and Communication||1|
|Financial ServicesInc. Insurance||4|
|Professional, Scientific and Technical||12|
|Public Administration and Defence||6|
|HealthInc. Social Work||12|
|OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc.||6|
Leicester, LE5 5XE 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 2019, 680 crimes were reported within half a mile of LE5 5XE.
|Crime:||Click here to view 680 crimes committed near LE5 5XE|
|Neighbourhood Team Address||
74 Belgrave Gate
Below are the details of the closest services to LE5 5XE. 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 5XE.
Nearest Railway Stations
Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE5 5XE. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 170 yards away.
Nearest Primary Schools
Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE5 5XE. The nearest is Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, approximately 500 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Sparkenhoe Community Primary School||500 yards|
|Highfields Primary School||730 yards|
|Uplands Infant School||830 yards|
|Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy||830 yards|
|Charnwood Primary School||0.5 miles|
|Medway Community Primary School||0.5 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, LE5 5XE. The nearest is Moat Community College, approximately 410 yards away.
|Name||Approximate Distance*||Ofsted Rating|
|Moat Community College||410 yards||
|Castle Mead Academy||0.9 miles|
|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 College||1.8 miles||
|English Martyrs' Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy||1.9 miles||
|The Lancaster Academy||1.9 miles||
|Leicester High School for Girls||2 miles|
Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices
Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE5 5XE. The nearest is Dr R Kapur & Partners, approximately 510 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Dr R Kapur & Partners||510 yards|
|Shefa Medical Practice||510 yards|
|St Peter's Health Centre - Mansingh & Partner||510 yards|
|Bowling Green Street Surgery||550 yards|
|Highfields Surgery (R Wadhwa)||650 yards|
|Community Health Centre||half a mile|
|Melbourne Street Surgery||0.5 miles|
|Heron GP Practice||0.5 miles|
|Inclusion Healthcare||0.5 miles|
|Leicester City Assist Practice||0.5 miles|
Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Leicester, LE5 5XE. The nearest is Storry, C J T, approximately 390 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.
|Storry, C J T||390 yards|
|JDRM Dental Care Leicester||430 yards|
|Genix Healthcare Leicester||580 yards|
|Granville Dental Practice||half a mile|
|HIGHFIELDS DENTAL PRACTICE||0.5 miles|
|City Dental Practice||0.5 miles|
|Hampton House Dental Practices||0.6 miles|
|SMILEZONE Ltd||0.7 miles|
|Taylors Dental Practice||0.8 miles|
|Pancholi, RK||0.8 miles|
Listed here are the 5 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE5 5XE. The nearest is Leicester Royal Infirmary, approximately 0.6 miles away.
Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE5 5XE. The nearest is Boots-Leicester - Halford St, approximately 440 yards away.
|Boots-Leicester - Halford St||440 yards|
|While Ophthalmic Opticians||460 yards|
|St Peter's Eye Clinic||500 yards|
|Boots-Leicester - Gallowtree Gate||550 yards|
|Henry Smith & Hamylton||610 yards|
|Optical Express||620 yards|
|N&S Opticians||650 yards|
|Chapman & Partners||700 yards|
|Regent Street Opticians Limited||720 yards|
|Leicester Visionplus Ltd T/A Specsavers||780 yards|
* 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.