Area Information for Leicester, LE8 4GL

This postcode in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Saxondale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of South Leicestershire. This page combines information for the address Leicester, LE8 4GL, 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 1998. 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 Blaby
Ward Saxondale
Constituency South Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England


About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Leicester, LE8 4GL 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 50
Semi-Detached 37
Terraced 32
Flat (Purpose-Built) 14
Flat (Converted) 11
Total 144
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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) - 23% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 56
Owned with Mortgage 48
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 0
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 30
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 1
Total 138

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 46
Two People 56
Three People 14
Four People 12
Five People 7
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 138

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 27
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 20
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 23
Total 97

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 South Leicestershire constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 46% male.

Gender
Male 153
Female 182
Total 335

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 15
5-7 4
8-9 6
10-14 17
15 2
16-17 13
18-19 2
20-24 24
25-29 24
30-44 55
45-59 63
60-64 17
65-74 38
75-84 18
85-89 23
90+ 14
Total 335

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode LE8 4GL 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 98
Married 121
Divorced 26
Separated 5
Widowed 37
Same Sex 4
Total 291

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 139
Good 128
Fair 45
Bad 19
Very Bad 4
Total 335

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) 87
Apprenticeship 9
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 40
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 37
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 31
No GCSEs or Equivalent 76
Other 11
Total 291

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 309
Mixed Ethnicity 4
Indian 11
Chinese 3
Black African 5
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 1
Total 335

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 302
Wales 3
Scotland 2
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 11
Other 16
Total 335

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 4GL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 254
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 8
African Countries 3
Middle East or Asia 3
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 67

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 156
No Religion 128
Buddhist 2
Hindu 2
Jewish 0
Muslim 1
Sikh 3
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 39
Total 335

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 98
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 38
Self Employed 22
Unemployed 13
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 18
Retired 35
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 4
Other 3
Total 236

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 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 10
RetailInc. Wholesale 40
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 6
Accommodation and Food 8
Information and Communication 5
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 11
Administration 4
Public Administration and Defence 11
Education 28
HealthInc. Social Work 18
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 166

Leicester, LE8 4GL is within the Blaby, Whetstone, Glen Parva and Cosby 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 4GL
Neighbourhood Team Address Blaby, Whetstone, Glen Parva and Cosby
Hallam Crescent East
Leicester
LE3 1FF
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 4GL. 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 4GL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 7 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE8 4GL. The nearest railway station is South Wigston, approximately 1.4 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
South Wigston 1.4 miles
Narborough 1.7 miles
Leicester 4.2 miles
Syston 8.9 miles
Hinckley (Leics) 9.2 miles
Sileby 11 miles
Barrow-upon-Soar 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE8 4GL. The nearest is Blaby Stokes Church of England Primary School, approximately 570 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Blaby Stokes Church of England Primary School 570 yards
    
Blaby Thistly Meadow Primary School 790 yards
    
St Peter's Church of England Primary School Whetstone 0.6 miles
    
Glen Hills Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Rolleston Primary School 1 mile
    
Badgerbrook Primary School 1.2 miles
    
Parkland Primary School South Wigston 1.2 miles
    
Eyres Monsell Primary School 1.3 miles
    
Greystoke Primary School 1.6 miles
    
Fairfield Community Primary School 1.7 miles
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE8 4GL. The nearest is South Wigston High School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
South Wigston High School 1.1 miles
    
Countesthorpe Leysland Community College 1.4 miles
    
Brockington College 1.8 miles
    
Wigston College 1.9 miles
    
Wigston Academy 2.1 miles
    
The Lancaster Academy 2.6 miles
    
Sir Jonathan North College 2.7 miles
    
The Winstanley School 3 miles
    
Fullhurst Community College 3.3 miles
    
Leicester High School for Girls 3.6 miles  

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE8 4GL. The nearest is Northfield Medical Centre, approximately 100 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 4GL. The nearest is Blaby Dental Practice, approximately 320 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 8 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE8 4GL. The nearest is Stoneygate Eye Hospital, approximately 3.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE8 4GL. The nearest is Edmonds & Slatter, approximately 150 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Edmonds & Slatter 150 yards
Blaby Eye Care 160 yards
Specsavers Opticians Blaby 300 yards
Narborough Eyecare 1.5 miles
Boots-Leicester - Fosse Park 1.6 miles
Asda Opticians 1.7 miles
Zarj Eyecare 1.8 miles
Robert Maddock Opticians 1.9 miles
Saffron Eyecare 2.2 miles
Peter Jackson Associates 2.4 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.