Information about the LE16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE16 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 6330
Semi-Detached 4604
Terraced 2896
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1269
Flat (Converted) 215
Residence in Commercial Building 121
Caravan/Park/Temporary 95
Total 15530

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5560
Owned with Mortgage 5466
Shared Ownership 176
Rented: From Council 305
Rented: Other Social 1091
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1824
Rented: Other 182
Rent Free 199
Total 14803

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 4088
Two People 5645
Three People 2159
Four People 2075
Five People 648
Six People 141
Seven People 32
8+ People 15
Total 14803

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 3346
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3247
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2065
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1715
Total 10373

Gender Back to Top

Male 17776
Female 17920
Total 35696

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 2005
5-7 1278
8-9 779
10-14 2153
15 409
16-17 965
18-19 657
20-24 1458
25-29 1711
30-44 7294
45-59 7790
60-64 2447
65-74 3613
75-84 2230
85-89 616
90+ 291
Total 35696

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 7685
Married 15775
Divorced 2684
Separated 713
Widowed 2172
Same Sex 43
Total 29072

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 17938
Good 12134
Fair 4250
Bad 1068
Very Bad 306
Total 35696

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) 9385
Apprenticeship 1287
2+ A Levels 3301
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4664
1-4 GCSEs 3746
No GCSEs 5443
Other 1246
Total 29072

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34504
Mixed Ethnicity 386
Indian 228
Pakistani 34
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 139
Other Asian 133
Black African 111
Black Caribbean 56
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 64
Total 35696

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32148
Wales 411
Scotland 809
Northern Ireland 143
Republic of Ireland 189
European Union 770
Other 1226
Total 35696

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29020
Republic of Ireland 180
Europe (including European Union) 643
African Countries 144
Middle East or Asia 251
North America or Caribbean 137
Central America 6
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 116
None 5463

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23460
No Religion 9085
Buddhist 113
Hindu 160
Jewish 76
Muslim 152
Sikh 54
Other Religion 123
Not Stated 2473
Total 35696

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 10378
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3836
Self Employed 3336
Unemployed 671
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1602
Retired 4054
Looking After Home or Family 831
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 587
Other 640
Total 25935

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 306
Mining/Quarrying 15
Manufacturing 1869
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 66
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 99
Construction 1407
RetailInc. Wholesale 3233
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 658
Accommodation and Food 850
Information and Communication 653
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 593
Real Estate 275
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1446
Administration 993
Public Administration and Defence 982
Education 1960
HealthInc. Social Work 1827
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 868
Total 18100