Information about the LE12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE12 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 11785
Semi-Detached 9524
Terraced 4847
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1887
Flat (Converted) 309
Residence in Commercial Building 244
Caravan/Park/Temporary 141
Total 28737

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 10442
Owned with Mortgage 10919
Shared Ownership 199
Rented: From Council 1763
Rented: Other Social 742
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2976
Rented: Other 344
Rent Free 345
Total 27730

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 7437
Two People 10466
Three People 4506
Four People 3876
Five People 1098
Six People 283
Seven People 41
8+ People 23
Total 27730

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 5929
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6399
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4513
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3388
Total 20229

Gender Back to Top

Male 32629
Female 34100
Total 66729

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 3767
5-7 2223
8-9 1466
10-14 3679
15 807
16-17 1872
18-19 1724
20-24 3724
25-29 3508
30-44 13221
45-59 14330
60-64 4637
65-74 6430
75-84 3758
85-89 999
90+ 584
Total 66729

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 16171
Married 28623
Divorced 4817
Separated 1372
Widowed 3693
Same Sex 111
Total 54787

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 33041
Good 23014
Fair 8106
Bad 2055
Very Bad 513
Total 66729

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) 16902
Apprenticeship 2769
2+ A Levels 7486
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8401
1-4 GCSEs 6795
No GCSEs 10545
Other 1889
Total 54787

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 64335
Mixed Ethnicity 689
Indian 757
Pakistani 70
Bangladeshi 108
Chinese 282
Other Asian 182
Black African 74
Black Caribbean 85
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 121
Total 66729

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 61740
Wales 665
Scotland 938
Northern Ireland 223
Republic of Ireland 248
European Union 977
Other 1938
Total 66729

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 54475
Republic of Ireland 244
Europe (including European Union) 676
African Countries 124
Middle East or Asia 349
North America or Caribbean 193
Central America 13
South America 16
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 131
None 10848

Religion Back to Top

Christian 42030
No Religion 18929
Buddhist 168
Hindu 494
Jewish 72
Muslim 343
Sikh 128
Other Religion 227
Not Stated 4338
Total 66729

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 20720
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 7106
Self Employed 5066
Unemployed 1341
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4360
Retired 7603
Looking After Home or Family 1506
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1220
Other 524
Total 49446

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 408
Mining/Quarrying 162
Manufacturing 4274
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 273
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 239
Construction 2717
RetailInc. Wholesale 5531
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1488
Accommodation and Food 1458
Information and Communication 926
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 868
Real Estate 398
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2439
Administration 1279
Public Administration and Defence 1667
Education 4690
HealthInc. Social Work 3605
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1582
Total 34004