Information about the L5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district L5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about L5 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 382
Semi-Detached 2846
Terraced 3693
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2500
Flat (Converted) 153
Residence in Commercial Building 111
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 9688

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1059
Owned with Mortgage 1187
Shared Ownership 107
Rented: From Council 921
Rented: Other Social 4301
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1513
Rented: Other 86
Rent Free 166
Total 9340

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 4247
Two People 2625
Three People 1290
Four People 737
Five People 293
Six People 102
Seven People 32
8+ People 14
Total 9340

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 455
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1564
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1099
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3769
Total 6887

Gender Back to Top

Male 9245
Female 9581
Total 18826

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 1083
5-7 547
8-9 362
10-14 1004
15 230
16-17 476
18-19 486
20-24 1470
25-29 1529
30-44 3494
45-59 3629
60-64 1285
65-74 1788
75-84 1122
85-89 226
90+ 95
Total 18826

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 7842
Married 4018
Divorced 1711
Separated 652
Widowed 1358
Same Sex 19
Total 15600

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 7012
Good 5416
Fair 3584
Bad 2147
Very Bad 667
Total 18826

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) 1778
Apprenticeship 315
2+ A Levels 1407
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2019
1-4 GCSEs 2076
No GCSEs 7329
Other 676
Total 15600

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17380
Mixed Ethnicity 371
Indian 86
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 156
Other Asian 135
Black African 316
Black Caribbean 47
Other Black/African/Caribbean 40
Other 256
Total 18826

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17110
Wales 101
Scotland 113
Northern Ireland 91
Republic of Ireland 100
European Union 447
Other 864
Total 18826

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13285
Republic of Ireland 106
Europe (including European Union) 462
African Countries 135
Middle East or Asia 238
North America or Caribbean 28
Central America 2
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 15
None 4627

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14717
No Religion 2286
Buddhist 57
Hindu 59
Jewish 6
Muslim 367
Sikh 11
Other Religion 38
Not Stated 1285
Total 18826

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 3534
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1792
Self Employed 526
Unemployed 1388
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1256
Retired 2128
Looking After Home or Family 764
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2113
Other 656
Total 14157

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 406
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 48
Construction 408
RetailInc. Wholesale 1044
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 400
Accommodation and Food 541
Information and Communication 115
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 185
Real Estate 114
Professional, Scientific and Technical 199
Administration 486
Public Administration and Defence 375
Education 496
HealthInc. Social Work 933
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 368
Total 6139