Area Information for Leicester, LE8 2JH

This postcode in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Wigston All Saints ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Harborough. This page combines information for the address Leicester, LE8 2JH, 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 All Saints
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 2JH 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 45
Semi-Detached 67
Terraced 4
Flat (Purpose-Built) 0
Flat (Converted) 0
Total 116
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

This area consists predominantly of housing where the property is owned outright - higher than the national average of just over 30%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 72
Owned with Mortgage 36
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3
Rent Free 2
Total 114

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 33
Two People 39
Three People 25
Four People 13
Five People 3
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 114

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 12
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10
C2 - Skilled manual workers 16
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 9
Total 47

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 49% male.

Gender
Male 128
Female 131
Total 259

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 9
5-7 8
8-9 4
10-14 6
15 0
16-17 6
18-19 0
20-24 17
25-29 6
30-44 34
45-59 59
60-64 16
65-74 62
75-84 27
85-89 1
90+ 4
Total 259

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE8 2JH 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 45
Married 139
Divorced 14
Separated 3
Widowed 31
Same Sex 0
Total 232

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 100
Good 97
Fair 56
Bad 3
Very Bad 3
Total 259

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, and Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 51
Apprenticeship 13
2+ A Levels 29
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 23
1-4 GCSEs 32
No GCSEs 72
Other 12
Total 232

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Leicester) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 97% 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 250
Mixed Ethnicity 1
Indian 7
Black African 1
Total 259

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 232
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 1
Other 13
Total 259

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 2JH

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 231
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 24

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 190
No Religion 45
Buddhist 0
Hindu 7
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 16
Total 259

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Wigston All Saints ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 32% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

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 71
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 28
Self Employed 14
Unemployed 4
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6
Retired 65
Looking After Home or Family 6
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 6
Other 0
Total 200

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 14
Construction 12
RetailInc. Wholesale 19
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 4
Accommodation and Food 5
Information and Communication 3
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 9
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 6
Education 17
HealthInc. Social Work 14
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 5
Total 116

Leicester, LE8 2JH 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 2JH
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 2JH. 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 2JH.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE8 2JH. The nearest railway station is South Wigston, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
South Wigston 1 mile
Leicester 3.8 miles
Narborough 3.9 miles
Syston 8.2 miles
Sileby 11 miles
Market Harborough 11 miles
Hinckley 12 miles
Barrow upon Soar 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE8 2JH. The nearest is Little Hill Primary, approximately 500 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE8 2JH. The nearest is Wigston Academy, approximately 630 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Wigston Academy 630 yards
    
Wigston College 720 yards
    
South Wigston High School 1.1 miles
    
Gartree High School 1.8 miles
    
Beauchamp College 1.8 miles
    
The Lancaster Academy 2 miles
    
Sir Jonathan North College 2.1 miles  
Leicester High School for Girls 2.3 miles  
Countesthorpe Leysland Community College 2.5 miles
    
Manor High School 2.8 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE8 2JH. The nearest is Bushloe Surgery, approximately 720 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 2JH. The nearest is Hallcross Dental Practice, approximately 0.5 miles away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 6 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE8 2JH. The nearest is Spire Leicester Hospital, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE8 2JH. The nearest is Henry Smith & Hamylton Opticians, approximately 0.6 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.


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