Area Information for Leicester, LE87 2BB

This postcode in Leicester is in the East Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Castle ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Leicester South. This page combines information for the address Leicester, LE87 2BB, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LE87 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Leicester
Ward Castle
Constituency Leicester South
Region East Midlands
Country England


Nearby Locations

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, LE87 2BB:

Ashville Way, Leicester, LE87 2WW

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LE87 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Leicester, LE87 2BB 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 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.

Housing Types
Detached 0
Semi-Detached 1
Terraced 0
Flat (Purpose-Built) 40
Flat (Converted) 17
Residence in Commercial Building 1
Total 59
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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) - 47% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4
Owned with Mortgage 19
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 0
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 24
Rented: Other 1
Rent Free 0
Total 53

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 27
Two People 20
Three People 6
Four People 0
Five People 0
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 53

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 26
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 23
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2
Total 53

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Castle ward however contains significantly more women than average (59%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Gender
Male 238
Female 348
Total 586

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.

Age Groups
0-4 2
5-7 1
8-9 0
10-14 0
15 0
16-17 14
18-19 72
20-24 356
25-29 78
30-44 44
45-59 16
60-64 3
65-74 0
75-84 0
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 586

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of LE87 2BB there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 93% 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.

Relationship Status
Single 546
Married 28
Divorced 9
Separated 0
Widowed 0
Same Sex 0
Total 583

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 94% of the population reporting themselves as being in Good or Very Good health at this address.

Health
Very Good 364
Good 189
Fair 27
Bad 6
Very Bad 0
Total 586

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) 234
Apprenticeship 0
2+ A Levels 160
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 32
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 15
Other 108
Total 583

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 33% 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 195
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 75
Pakistani 20
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 189
Other Asian 43
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 15
Total 586

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Leicester), only 31% 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
England 184
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 1
European Union 42
Other 351
Total 586

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 LE87 2BB

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 216
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 43
African Countries 32
Middle East or Asia 220
North America or Caribbean 73
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 9

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 162
No Religion 244
Buddhist 28
Hindu 36
Jewish 1
Muslim 50
Sikh 26
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 38
Total 586

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Castle ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 89% 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.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 43
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5
Self Employed 8
Unemployed 3
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 521
Retired 0
Looking After Home or Family 1
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2
Other 0
Total 583

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 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 3
RetailInc. Wholesale 10
Accommodation and Food 9
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 8
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 23
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 91

Leicester, LE87 2BB is within the Clarendon Park policing neighbourhood, under the Leicestershire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2018, 364 crimes were reported within half a mile of LE87 2BB.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 364 crimes committed near LE87 2BB
Neighbourhood Team Address Clarendon Park
74 Belgrave Gate
Leicester
LE1 3GG
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 LE87 2BB. 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 LE87 2BB.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 8 closest railway stations to Leicester, LE87 2BB. The nearest railway station is Leicester, approximately 620 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Leicester 620 yards
South Wigston 3.1 miles
Narborough 5 miles
Syston 5 miles
Sileby 7.3 miles
Barrow upon Soar 8.5 miles
Loughborough (Leics) 11 miles
Hinckley 13 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Leicester, LE87 2BB. The nearest is Sparkenhoe Community Primary School, approximately 770 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Sparkenhoe Community Primary School 770 yards
    
Hazel Community Primary School 850 yards
    
Medway Community Primary School 0.5 miles
    
Highfields Primary School 0.6 miles
    
Uplands Infant School 0.7 miles
    
Uplands Junior L.E.A.D Academy 0.7 miles  
St John the Baptist CofE Primary School 0.8 miles
    
Avenue Primary School 0.9 miles
    
Charnwood Primary School 0.9 miles
    
King Richard III Infant and Nursery School 1 mile
    

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Leicester, LE87 2BB. The nearest is Moat Community College, approximately 0.5 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Moat Community College 0.5 miles
    
Madani Boys School 1.1 miles
    
Madani Girls' School 1.1 miles
    
Sir Jonathan North Community College 1.4 miles
    
Fullhurst Community College 1.4 miles
    
The Lancaster Academy 1.5 miles  
Crown Hills Community College 1.6 miles
    
Leicester High School for Girls 1.7 miles  
English Martyrs' Catholic School, A Voluntary Academy 2.2 miles  
Beaumont Leys School 2.4 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Leicester, LE87 2BB. The nearest is Highfields Surgery (R Wadhwa), approximately 710 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, LE87 2BB. The nearest is JDRM Dental Care Leicester, approximately 380 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 5 closest hospitals to Leicester, LE87 2BB. The nearest is Leicester Royal Infirmary, approximately 680 yards away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Leicester, LE87 2BB. The nearest is Regent Street Opticians Limited, approximately 160 yards 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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