Information about the LE1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE1 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 173
Semi-Detached 230
Terraced 482
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6160
Flat (Converted) 620
Residence in Commercial Building 289
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 7959

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 347
Owned with Mortgage 562
Shared Ownership 96
Rented: From Council 1589
Rented: Other Social 1468
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3230
Rented: Other 103
Rent Free 124
Total 7519

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 3877
Two People 1886
Three People 719
Four People 537
Five People 257
Six People 128
Seven People 61
8+ People 54
Total 7519

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 1048
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3009
C2 - Skilled manual workers 625
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2108
Total 6790

Gender Back to Top

Male 9083
Female 8614
Total 17697

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 1074
5-7 481
8-9 256
10-14 519
15 80
16-17 222
18-19 1585
20-24 4714
25-29 2358
30-44 3490
45-59 1616
60-64 391
65-74 503
75-84 287
85-89 71
90+ 50
Total 17697

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 10240
Married 3244
Divorced 905
Separated 423
Widowed 442
Same Sex 33
Total 15287

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 8871
Good 6191
Fair 1732
Bad 658
Very Bad 245
Total 17697

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) 4296
Apprenticeship 124
2+ A Levels 3664
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1552
1-4 GCSEs 1415
No GCSEs 2547
Other 1689
Total 15287

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7274
Mixed Ethnicity 724
Indian 3025
Pakistani 416
Bangladeshi 143
Chinese 1431
Other Asian 764
Black African 1821
Black Caribbean 364
Other Black/African/Caribbean 593
Other 1142
Total 17697

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9115
Wales 106
Scotland 161
Northern Ireland 41
Republic of Ireland 95
European Union 1423
Other 6756
Total 17697

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10530
Republic of Ireland 79
Europe (including European Union) 2076
African Countries 616
Middle East or Asia 2626
North America or Caribbean 223
Central America 6
South America 25
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 1691

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4976
No Religion 4706
Buddhist 221
Hindu 1306
Jewish 28
Muslim 4997
Sikh 307
Other Religion 102
Not Stated 1054
Total 17697

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 3440
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1087
Self Employed 480
Unemployed 1009
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6547
Retired 607
Looking After Home or Family 590
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 610
Other 509
Total 14879

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 4
Manufacturing 631
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 92
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 16
Construction 158
RetailInc. Wholesale 1199
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 281
Accommodation and Food 621
Information and Communication 185
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 206
Real Estate 43
Professional, Scientific and Technical 310
Administration 336
Public Administration and Defence 251
Education 739
HealthInc. Social Work 706
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 335
Total 6124