Information about the L23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L23 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 1916
Semi-Detached 7741
Terraced 2146
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1957
Flat (Converted) 478
Residence in Commercial Building 172
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 14414

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5373
Owned with Mortgage 5419
Shared Ownership 20
Rented: From Council 529
Rented: Other Social 938
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1259
Rented: Other 123
Rent Free 158
Total 13819

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 4121
Two People 4564
Three People 2305
Four People 1929
Five People 652
Six People 185
Seven People 45
8+ People 18
Total 13819

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 2578
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3285
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1711
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1809
Total 9383

Gender Back to Top

Male 15670
Female 17456
Total 33126

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 1547
5-7 979
8-9 642
10-14 1951
15 425
16-17 874
18-19 768
20-24 1852
25-29 1520
30-44 5415
45-59 8057
60-64 2334
65-74 3364
75-84 2358
85-89 679
90+ 361
Total 33126

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 8553
Married 13647
Divorced 2237
Separated 614
Widowed 2489
Same Sex 42
Total 27582

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 16371
Good 10271
Fair 4362
Bad 1679
Very Bad 443
Total 33126

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) 8426
Apprenticeship 1074
2+ A Levels 3451
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4459
1-4 GCSEs 3521
No GCSEs 5748
Other 903
Total 27582

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32318
Mixed Ethnicity 332
Indian 132
Pakistani 15
Bangladeshi 15
Chinese 136
Other Asian 43
Black African 41
Black Caribbean 15
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 68
Total 33126

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31253
Wales 262
Scotland 285
Northern Ireland 164
Republic of Ireland 251
European Union 306
Other 605
Total 33126

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28268
Republic of Ireland 231
Europe (including European Union) 237
African Countries 41
Middle East or Asia 88
North America or Caribbean 52
Central America 0
South America 17
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 46
None 4319

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26432
No Religion 4309
Buddhist 37
Hindu 88
Jewish 49
Muslim 89
Sikh 12
Other Religion 53
Not Stated 2057
Total 33126

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 9173
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3594
Self Employed 2222
Unemployed 1033
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1923
Retired 4102
Looking After Home or Family 723
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1051
Other 363
Total 24184

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 37
Mining/Quarrying 17
Manufacturing 855
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 70
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 92
Construction 1136
RetailInc. Wholesale 2195
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 751
Accommodation and Food 645
Information and Communication 499
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 759
Real Estate 295
Professional, Scientific and Technical 955
Administration 544
Public Administration and Defence 1625
Education 1977
HealthInc. Social Work 2390
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 715
Total 15557