Information about the LA5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LA5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LA5 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 2804
Semi-Detached 2852
Terraced 1902
Flat (Purpose-Built) 381
Flat (Converted) 236
Residence in Commercial Building 80
Caravan/Park/Temporary 77
Total 8332

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3800
Owned with Mortgage 2657
Shared Ownership 37
Rented: From Council 331
Rented: Other Social 124
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 670
Rented: Other 95
Rent Free 92
Total 7806

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 2236
Two People 3305
Three People 1034
Four People 915
Five People 232
Six People 70
Seven People 8
8+ People 6
Total 7806

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 1271
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1460
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1278
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 904
Total 4913

Gender Back to Top

Male 8429
Female 9141
Total 17570

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
0-4 782
5-7 476
8-9 340
10-14 945
15 211
16-17 415
18-19 333
20-24 738
25-29 652
30-44 2799
45-59 3841
60-64 1582
65-74 2304
75-84 1497
85-89 437
90+ 218
Total 17570

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 3334
Married 8426
Divorced 1366
Separated 293
Widowed 1352
Same Sex 45
Total 14816

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 7861
Good 6239
Fair 2580
Bad 706
Very Bad 184
Total 17570

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) 4866
Apprenticeship 686
2+ A Levels 1850
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2399
1-4 GCSEs 1724
No GCSEs 2760
Other 531
Total 14816

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17305
Mixed Ethnicity 75
Indian 30
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 35
Other Asian 28
Black African 45
Black Caribbean 4
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 15
Total 17570

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16422
Wales 159
Scotland 359
Northern Ireland 59
Republic of Ireland 54
European Union 170
Other 347
Total 17570

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14189
Republic of Ireland 45
Europe (including European Union) 114
African Countries 56
Middle East or Asia 58
North America or Caribbean 53
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 28
None 3117

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12573
No Religion 3566
Buddhist 42
Hindu 6
Jewish 8
Muslim 57
Sikh 0
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 1242
Total 17570

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 4469
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2035
Self Employed 1481
Unemployed 269
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 767
Retired 2872
Looking After Home or Family 308
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 327
Other 136
Total 12664

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 116
Mining/Quarrying 46
Manufacturing 526
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 214
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 62
Construction 721
RetailInc. Wholesale 1252
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 452
Accommodation and Food 544
Information and Communication 200
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 159
Real Estate 95
Professional, Scientific and Technical 415
Administration 320
Public Administration and Defence 426
Education 1053
HealthInc. Social Work 1237
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 402
Total 8240