Information about the LE17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE17 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 5339
Semi-Detached 2635
Terraced 1184
Flat (Purpose-Built) 411
Flat (Converted) 61
Residence in Commercial Building 90
Caravan/Park/Temporary 98
Total 9818

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3759
Owned with Mortgage 3642
Shared Ownership 93
Rented: From Council 212
Rented: Other Social 701
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 874
Rented: Other 113
Rent Free 136
Total 9530

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 2317
Two People 3739
Three People 1457
Four People 1403
Five People 477
Six People 113
Seven People 14
8+ People 10
Total 9530

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 2167
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2067
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1373
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1113
Total 6720

Gender Back to Top

Male 11616
Female 11567
Total 23183

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 1199
5-7 798
8-9 544
10-14 1434
15 293
16-17 573
18-19 467
20-24 1027
25-29 840
30-44 4344
45-59 5422
60-64 1835
65-74 2531
75-84 1304
85-89 364
90+ 208
Total 23183

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 4555
Married 10960
Divorced 1647
Separated 440
Widowed 1271
Same Sex 42
Total 18915

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 11673
Good 7887
Fair 2758
Bad 668
Very Bad 197
Total 23183

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) 6023
Apprenticeship 854
2+ A Levels 2341
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3026
1-4 GCSEs 2461
No GCSEs 3537
Other 673
Total 18915

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22648
Mixed Ethnicity 194
Indian 171
Pakistani 9
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 38
Other Asian 51
Black African 22
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 30
Total 23183

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21415
Wales 323
Scotland 389
Northern Ireland 89
Republic of Ireland 121
European Union 336
Other 510
Total 23183

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 19492
Republic of Ireland 114
Europe (including European Union) 228
African Countries 33
Middle East or Asia 67
North America or Caribbean 48
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 62
None 3294

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15917
No Religion 5335
Buddhist 34
Hindu 91
Jewish 15
Muslim 45
Sikh 48
Other Religion 51
Not Stated 1647
Total 23183

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 7013
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2453
Self Employed 2376
Unemployed 396
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 926
Retired 2791
Looking After Home or Family 538
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 335
Other 211
Total 17039

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 435
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1335
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 67
Construction 968
RetailInc. Wholesale 2351
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 727
Accommodation and Food 566
Information and Communication 395
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 361
Real Estate 158
Professional, Scientific and Technical 794
Administration 518
Public Administration and Defence 477
Education 1334
HealthInc. Social Work 1100
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 484
Total 12175