Information about the L40 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L40. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L40 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 3338
Semi-Detached 3836
Terraced 1174
Flat (Purpose-Built) 450
Flat (Converted) 101
Residence in Commercial Building 116
Caravan/Park/Temporary 348
Total 9363

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3740
Owned with Mortgage 3332
Shared Ownership 54
Rented: From Council 425
Rented: Other Social 223
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 737
Rented: Other 107
Rent Free 122
Total 8740

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 2171
Two People 3328
Three People 1413
Four People 1284
Five People 405
Six People 106
Seven People 26
8+ People 7
Total 8740

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 1674
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1976
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1337
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1009
Total 5996

Gender Back to Top

Male 10658
Female 10999
Total 21657

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
0-4 993
5-7 652
8-9 439
10-14 1292
15 252
16-17 511
18-19 676
20-24 1237
25-29 871
30-44 3778
45-59 4745
60-64 1771
65-74 2530
75-84 1389
85-89 325
90+ 196
Total 21657

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 4907
Married 9980
Divorced 1434
Separated 327
Widowed 1365
Same Sex 16
Total 18029

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 10685
Good 6949
Fair 2833
Bad 960
Very Bad 230
Total 21657

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) 5479
Apprenticeship 798
2+ A Levels 2521
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2734
1-4 GCSEs 2278
No GCSEs 3601
Other 618
Total 18029

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21270
Mixed Ethnicity 140
Indian 88
Pakistani 18
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 30
Other Asian 48
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 7
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 24
Total 21657

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20521
Wales 178
Scotland 233
Northern Ireland 83
Republic of Ireland 78
European Union 198
Other 366
Total 21657

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18116
Republic of Ireland 71
Europe (including European Union) 129
African Countries 41
Middle East or Asia 66
North America or Caribbean 53
Central America 5
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 30
None 3254

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17057
No Religion 3167
Buddhist 29
Hindu 36
Jewish 11
Muslim 62
Sikh 7
Other Religion 44
Not Stated 1244
Total 21657

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 5759
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2290
Self Employed 1952
Unemployed 413
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1518
Retired 3089
Looking After Home or Family 419
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 515
Other 164
Total 16119

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 353
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 954
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 87
Construction 836
RetailInc. Wholesale 1715
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 455
Accommodation and Food 533
Information and Communication 258
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 374
Real Estate 130
Professional, Scientific and Technical 571
Administration 402
Public Administration and Defence 587
Education 1265
HealthInc. Social Work 1475
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 508
Total 10543