Information about the LE15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE15 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 6746
Semi-Detached 3868
Terraced 2641
Flat (Purpose-Built) 813
Flat (Converted) 173
Residence in Commercial Building 144
Caravan/Park/Temporary 115
Total 14500

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5257
Owned with Mortgage 4091
Shared Ownership 149
Rented: From Council 342
Rented: Other Social 1155
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1661
Rented: Other 571
Rent Free 268
Total 13494

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 3739
Two People 5474
Three People 1991
Four People 1627
Five People 513
Six People 106
Seven People 32
8+ People 12
Total 13494

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 2856
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2847
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1759
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1558
Total 9020

Gender Back to Top

Male 17132
Female 16576
Total 33708

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 1675
5-7 998
8-9 648
10-14 2111
15 577
16-17 1339
18-19 761
20-24 1616
25-29 1766
30-44 6054
45-59 6846
60-64 2412
65-74 3774
75-84 2210
85-89 616
90+ 305
Total 33708

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 7597
Married 14913
Divorced 2457
Separated 668
Widowed 2003
Same Sex 61
Total 27699

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 17121
Good 11454
Fair 3996
Bad 889
Very Bad 248
Total 33708

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) 9131
Apprenticeship 965
2+ A Levels 3457
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4884
1-4 GCSEs 3429
No GCSEs 4874
Other 959
Total 27699

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32696
Mixed Ethnicity 357
Indian 114
Pakistani 37
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 118
Other Asian 79
Black African 110
Black Caribbean 102
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 62
Total 33708

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29946
Wales 527
Scotland 828
Northern Ireland 200
Republic of Ireland 158
European Union 787
Other 1262
Total 33708

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27466
Republic of Ireland 144
Europe (including European Union) 494
African Countries 139
Middle East or Asia 139
North America or Caribbean 240
Central America 6
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 165
None 5250

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22880
No Religion 7943
Buddhist 97
Hindu 90
Jewish 52
Muslim 121
Sikh 27
Other Religion 139
Not Stated 2359
Total 33708

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 9334
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3450
Self Employed 3100
Unemployed 571
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2006
Retired 4060
Looking After Home or Family 827
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 445
Other 775
Total 24568

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 423
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1760
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 37
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 118
Construction 1028
RetailInc. Wholesale 2534
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 474
Accommodation and Food 876
Information and Communication 452
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 333
Real Estate 197
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1095
Administration 616
Public Administration and Defence 2038
Education 2211
HealthInc. Social Work 1401
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 740
Total 16347