Area Information for George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL

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 2AL, 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.

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 2AL:

George Street, Luton, LU1 2AR
George Street West, Luton, LU1 2BX
George Street, Luton, LU1 2AB
Royal London Mall, Luton, LU1 2TY
Bute Street, Luton, LU1 2BU
George Street, Luton, LU1 2AP

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 2AL 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 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 11
Semi-Detached 8
Terraced 6
Flat (Purpose-Built) 156
Flat (Converted) 19
Residence in Commercial Building 31
Total 231
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing George Street, Luton contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 30
Owned with Mortgage 7
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 7
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 27
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 118
Rented: Other 4
Rent Free 0
Total 194

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 103
Two People 65
Three People 9
Four People 12
Five People 4
Six People 1
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 194

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 13
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 85
C2 - Skilled manual workers 23
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 40
Total 161

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

Male 184
Female 151
Total 335

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 18
5-7 3
8-9 0
10-14 2
15 0
16-17 2
18-19 12
20-24 80
25-29 77
30-44 70
45-59 30
60-64 3
65-74 12
75-84 8
85-89 11
90+ 7
Total 335

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of LU1 2AL there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 57% 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 190
Married 76
Divorced 8
Separated 13
Widowed 23
Same Sex 2
Total 312

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 146
Good 121
Fair 49
Bad 16
Very Bad 3
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) 76
Apprenticeship 2
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 43
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 31
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 39
No GCSEs or Equivalent 50
Other 71
Total 312

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 53% 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 179
Mixed Ethnicity 14
Indian 29
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 10
Other Asian 18
Black African 19
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 26
Total 335

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (George Street, Luton), only 43% 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 145
Wales 3
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 5
European Union 67
Other 110
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 LU1 2AL

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 121
Republic of Ireland 7
Europe (including European Union) 68
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 61
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 4
None 60

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 153
No Religion 86
Buddhist 1
Hindu 16
Jewish 0
Muslim 53
Sikh 4
Other Religion 3
Not Stated 19
Total 335

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the South ward showed a higher than average concentration of student residents - 38% 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 88
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 19
Self Employed 9
Unemployed 27
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 110
Retired 12
Looking After Home or Family 9
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 9
Other 3
Total 286

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 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 4
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 10
Accommodation and Food 31
Information and Communication 4
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 4
Education 9
HealthInc. Social Work 8
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 10
Total 143

George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL 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. In January 2021, 460 crimes were reported within half a mile of LU1 2AL.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 460 crimes committed near George Street
Neighbourhood Team Address Luton Town Centre
Buxton Road
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Below are the details of the closest services to LU1 2AL. 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 2AL.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL. The nearest railway station is Luton, approximately 450 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Luton 450 yards
Luton Airport Parkway 1 mile
Leagrave 2.5 miles
Harpenden 5.2 miles
Harlington (Bedfordshire) 6.7 miles
Hitchin 8.3 miles
Stevenage 9.1 miles
Flitwick 9.2 miles
St Albans City 9.7 miles
St Albans Abbey 9.8 miles
Knebworth 9.8 miles
Hemel Hempstead 10 miles
Berkhamsted 11 miles
Apsley 11 miles
Welwyn North 11 miles
Tring 11 miles
Welwyn Garden City 11 miles
Cheddington 11 miles
Letchworth Garden City 11 miles
Park Street 12 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL. The nearest is Hillborough Infant School, approximately 0.6 miles away.

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

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL. The nearest is Luton Pentecostal Church Christian Academy, approximately 370 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Luton Pentecostal Church Christian Academy 370 yards  
Bury Park Educational Institute (Al - Hikmah Secondary School) 0.6 miles  
Chiltern Academy 0.8 miles  
Denbigh High School 0.9 miles
The Stockwood Park Academy 1.1 miles
Stopsley High School 1.6 miles
Ashcroft High School 1.7 miles
Icknield High School 2.1 miles
Putteridge High School 2.4 miles
Challney High School for Boys 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL. The nearest is Town Centre GP Surgery, approximately 180 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 2AL. The nearest is Luton House Dental Practice, approximately < 50 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 2AL. The nearest is L&d Bowel Cancer Screening, approximately 2.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to George Street, Luton, LU1 2AL. The nearest is Specsavers Opticians, approximately 140 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.