Area Information for Leicester, LE8 1BR

This postcode in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Wigston Fields ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Harborough. This page combines information for the address Leicester, LE8 1BR, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE8 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 1992. 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 Oadby and Wigston
Ward Wigston Fields
Constituency Harborough
Region East Midlands
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Leicester, LE8 1BR 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 semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 12
Semi-Detached 79
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15
Flat (Converted) 3
Total 109
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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) - 25% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 42
Owned with Mortgage 33
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 101

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 31
Two People 23
Three People 15
Four People 15
Five People 8
Six People 8
Seven People 0
8+ People 1
Total 101

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 10
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 15
C2 - Skilled manual workers 26
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 13
Total 64

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 Harborough constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 55% male.

Gender
Male 152
Female 126
Total 278

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 13
5-7 7
8-9 12
10-14 20
15 5
16-17 8
18-19 8
20-24 18
25-29 11
30-44 51
45-59 54
60-64 14
65-74 23
75-84 28
85-89 3
90+ 3
Total 278

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE8 1BR 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 62
Married 122
Divorced 13
Separated 3
Widowed 21
Same Sex 0
Total 221

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 127
Good 98
Fair 40
Bad 8
Very Bad 5
Total 278

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) 49
Apprenticeship 7
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 26
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 19
Total 221

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 56% 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 155
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 82
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 1
Other Asian 16
Black Caribbean 3
Other 4
Total 278

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Leicester), 67% 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 185
Wales 0
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 17
Other 71
Total 278

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 LE8 1BR

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 215
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 18
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 12
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 29

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 96
No Religion 55
Buddhist 0
Hindu 32
Jewish 0
Muslim 33
Sikh 40
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 20
Total 278

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 80
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 15
Unemployed 10
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 20
Retired 24
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 5
Total 187

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 16
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Construction 13
RetailInc. Wholesale 20
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 7
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 7
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 5
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2
Total 125

Leicester, LE8 1BR is within the Wigston 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 LE8 1BR
Neighbourhood Team Address Wigston
Bull Head Street
Leicester
LE18 1WX
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 LE8 1BR. 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 LE8 1BR.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE8 1BR. The nearest railway station is South Wigston, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
South Wigston 1 mile
Leicester 2.5 miles
Narborough 3.8 miles
Syston 7.1 miles
Sileby 9.4 miles
Barrow-upon-Soar 11 miles
Hinckley (Leics) 12 miles
Market Harborough 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE8 1BR. The nearest is Water Leys Primary School, approximately 290 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Water Leys Primary School 290 yards
    
Fairfield Community Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Holy Cross Catholic School, a Voluntary Academy 0.6 miles
    
Overdale Infant School 0.6 miles
    
Overdale Junior School 0.7 miles
    
Marriott Primary School 0.8 miles
    
All Saints Church of England Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Little Hill Primary 1 mile
    
Saint John Fisher Catholic Voluntary Academy, Wigston, Leicestershire 1.1 miles
    
The Meadow Community Primary School 1.2 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE8 1BR. The nearest is The Lancaster Academy, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Lancaster Academy 0.7 miles
    
Sir Jonathan North College 0.8 miles
    
Wigston Academy 0.9 miles
    
Wigston College 0.9 miles
    
South Wigston High School 1.3 miles
    
Leicester High School for Girls 1.4 miles  
Gartree High School 2.1 miles
    
Beauchamp College 2.1 miles
    
Madani Boys School 2.5 miles
    
Madani Girls' School 2.5 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE8 1BR. The nearest is Asquith Surgery, approximately 760 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, LE8 1BR. The nearest is WIGSTON DENTAL CARE, approximately 800 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Name Approximate Distance*
WIGSTON DENTAL CARE 800 yards
Brookview Dental 0.6 miles
Wigston House Dental Practice 0.8 miles
Total Dental Care 0.8 miles
Somani, K J 0.9 miles
Hallcross Dental Practice 0.9 miles
Knighton Dental Practice 1.3 miles
M R Lechki 1.3 miles
Aylestone House Dental Practice 1.5 miles
Moti Smile Design Centre 1.6 miles

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 8 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE8 1BR. The nearest is Stoneygate Eye Hospital, approximately 1.5 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE8 1BR. The nearest is Peter Jackson Associates, approximately 0.7 miles 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.