Information about the L21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L21 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 593
Semi-Detached 4310
Terraced 5343
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2248
Flat (Converted) 331
Residence in Commercial Building 171
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 12998

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2608
Owned with Mortgage 3691
Shared Ownership 47
Rented: From Council 1298
Rented: Other Social 2911
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1564
Rented: Other 101
Rent Free 134
Total 12354

Housing Occupancy 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 4331
Two People 3668
Three People 2010
Four People 1571
Five People 576
Six People 154
Seven People 30
8+ People 14
Total 12354

Social Grade

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 808
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2798
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2055
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3688
Total 9349

Gender Back to Top

Male 13543
Female 14645
Total 28188

Age Groups 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 1924
5-7 1005
8-9 654
10-14 1760
15 402
16-17 779
18-19 792
20-24 2016
25-29 1916
30-44 5599
45-59 5647
60-64 1541
65-74 2349
75-84 1404
85-89 266
90+ 134
Total 28188

Relationship Status Back to Top

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 9644
Married 8046
Divorced 2286
Separated 728
Widowed 1704
Same Sex 35
Total 22443

Health 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 12583
Good 8851
Fair 4301
Bad 1884
Very Bad 569
Total 28188

Education & Qualifications 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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 3141
Apprenticeship 788
2+ A Levels 2821
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3976
1-4 GCSEs 3846
No GCSEs 7119
Other 752
Total 22443

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27462
Mixed Ethnicity 346
Indian 27
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 18
Chinese 73
Other Asian 72
Black African 55
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 102
Total 28188

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27008
Wales 152
Scotland 191
Northern Ireland 82
Republic of Ireland 106
European Union 253
Other 396
Total 28188

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21690
Republic of Ireland 79
Europe (including European Union) 209
African Countries 57
Middle East or Asia 46
North America or Caribbean 17
Central America 1
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 6130

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21819
No Religion 4330
Buddhist 34
Hindu 51
Jewish 16
Muslim 139
Sikh 23
Other Religion 50
Not Stated 1726
Total 28188

Economic Activity

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 7129
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2938
Self Employed 1207
Unemployed 1617
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1707
Retired 2754
Looking After Home or Family 938
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1835
Other 514
Total 20639

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 11
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 766
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 35
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 103
Construction 943
RetailInc. Wholesale 2004
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 838
Accommodation and Food 596
Information and Communication 221
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 588
Real Estate 175
Professional, Scientific and Technical 441
Administration 621
Public Administration and Defence 1202
Education 884
HealthInc. Social Work 1779
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 546
Total 11760