Area Information for George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF

George Street in Luton is in the Eastern region of England. The postcode is within the South ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Luton South. This page combines information for the address George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of LU1 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for LU1 2AF.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Luton
Ward South
Constituency Luton South
Region Eastern
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 George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF:

George Street, Luton, LU1 2YN
George Street, Luton, LU1 2AQ
George Street, Luton, LU1 2AX
Cheapside, Luton, LU1 2HL
Chapel Street, Luton, LU1 2SE
George Street, Luton, LU1 2AA

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about LU1 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF 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

We have found 2 property sales in George Street since the beginning of 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 George Street, Luton 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 2
Semi-Detached 7
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 128
Flat (Converted) 21
Residence in Commercial Building 4
Total 168
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing George Street, Luton contains a higher than average level of social housing - 37% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1
Owned with Mortgage 6
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 1
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 60
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 90
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 163

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 64
Two People 46
Three People 28
Four People 11
Five People 7
Six People 4
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 163

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 23
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 57
C2 - Skilled manual workers 22
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 58
Total 160

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 LU1 2AF however is predominantly male (65%). 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).

Male 237
Female 129
Total 366

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. This section of the South 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 33
5-7 9
8-9 1
10-14 2
15 2
16-17 3
18-19 7
20-24 102
25-29 105
30-44 68
45-59 27
60-64 4
65-74 2
75-84 1
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 366

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of LU1 2AF there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 58% 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 213
Married 68
Divorced 9
Separated 23
Widowed 4
Same Sex 2
Total 319

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.

Very Good 195
Good 131
Fair 33
Bad 6
Very Bad 1
Total 366

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) 108
Apprenticeship 1
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 46
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 25
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 34
No GCSEs or Equivalent 42
Other 63
Total 319

Ethnic Group Embed This

George Street, Luton 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 49% 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 178
Mixed Ethnicity 12
Indian 70
Pakistani 17
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 11
Other Asian 15
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 9
Total 366

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (George Street, Luton), only 36% 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 131
Wales 1
Scotland 1
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 88
Other 141
Total 366

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 LU1 2AF

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 119
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 89
African Countries 11
Middle East or Asia 96
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 48

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.

Christian 144
No Religion 69
Buddhist 2
Hindu 56
Jewish 1
Muslim 56
Sikh 14
Other Religion 1
Not Stated 23
Total 366

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the South ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 33% 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 122
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 22
Self Employed 10
Unemployed 21
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 105
Retired 2
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 14
Other 7
Total 318

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 17
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 55
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 27
Accommodation and Food 24
Information and Communication 6
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4
Administration 11
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 12
HealthInc. Social Work 12
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 7
Total 188

George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF is within the Luton Town Centre policing neighbourhood, under the Bedfordshire 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 George Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Luton Town Centre
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Below are the details of the closest services to LU1 2AF. 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 LU1 2AF.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest railway station is Luton, approximately 530 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Luton 530 yards
Luton Airport Parkway 0.9 miles
Leagrave 2.6 miles
Harpenden 5.1 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 6.8 miles
Hitchin 8.3 miles
Stevenage 9 miles
Flitwick 9.3 miles
St Albans City 9.6 miles
St Albans Abbey 9.7 miles
Knebworth 9.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 9.9 miles
Berkhamsted 11 miles
Welwyn North 11 miles
Apsley 11 miles
Tring 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Letchworth Garden City 11 miles
Cheddington 11 miles
Park Street 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest is Tennyson Road Primary School, approximately half a mile away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Tennyson Road Primary School half a mile
Hillborough Infant School 0.6 miles
Hillborough Junior School 0.6 miles
Oakwood Primary School 0.6 miles  
St Matthew's Primary School 0.6 miles
The Linden Academy 0.6 miles
Dallow Primary School 0.6 miles
Surrey Street Primary School 0.7 miles
Farley Junior Academy 0.8 miles  
Olive Tree Primary School 0.8 miles  

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest is Luton Pentecostal Church Christian Academy, approximately 270 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Luton Pentecostal Church Christian Academy 270 yards  
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 0.7 miles  
Chiltern Academy 0.7 miles  
Denbigh High School 1 mile
The Stockwood Park Academy 1.1 miles
Ashcroft High School 1.6 miles
Stopsley High School 1.7 miles
Icknield High School 2.1 miles
Putteridge High School 2.4 miles
Challney High School for Boys 2.5 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest is Town Centre GP Surgery, 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 George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest is Luton House Dental Practice, approximately 150 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 7 closest hospitals to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest is L&d Bowel Cancer Screening, approximately 2.8 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AF. The nearest is Elcott Opticians, approximately < 50 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.