Information about the LE18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE18 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 2758
Semi-Detached 7555
Terraced 2773
Flat (Purpose-Built) 925
Flat (Converted) 104
Residence in Commercial Building 115
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 14233

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5507
Owned with Mortgage 5238
Shared Ownership 131
Rented: From Council 872
Rented: Other Social 366
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1198
Rented: Other 131
Rent Free 127
Total 13570

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 3711
Two People 4890
Three People 2189
Four People 1904
Five People 627
Six People 193
Seven People 41
8+ People 15
Total 13570

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 1581
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3004
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2439
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2219
Total 9243

Gender Back to Top

Male 16343
Female 16935
Total 33278

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 1850
5-7 1041
8-9 625
10-14 1819
15 394
16-17 849
18-19 969
20-24 2093
25-29 1940
30-44 6182
45-59 6629
60-64 2128
65-74 3395
75-84 2460
85-89 601
90+ 303
Total 33278

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 8640
Married 13724
Divorced 2220
Separated 632
Widowed 2284
Same Sex 49
Total 27549

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 14404
Good 12325
Fair 4786
Bad 1337
Very Bad 426
Total 33278

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) 5259
Apprenticeship 1480
2+ A Levels 3349
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4439
1-4 GCSEs 4309
No GCSEs 7323
Other 1390
Total 27549

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29332
Mixed Ethnicity 622
Indian 2106
Pakistani 306
Bangladeshi 51
Chinese 82
Other Asian 267
Black African 88
Black Caribbean 203
Other Black/African/Caribbean 34
Other 187
Total 33278

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30071
Wales 189
Scotland 299
Northern Ireland 102
Republic of Ireland 222
European Union 495
Other 1900
Total 33278

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25918
Republic of Ireland 165
Europe (including European Union) 386
African Countries 89
Middle East or Asia 290
North America or Caribbean 52
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 6470

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18784
No Religion 9530
Buddhist 52
Hindu 1104
Jewish 38
Muslim 606
Sikh 913
Other Religion 115
Not Stated 2136
Total 33278

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 9891
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3803
Self Employed 1892
Unemployed 797
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1680
Retired 3854
Looking After Home or Family 769
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 748
Other 751
Total 24185

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 50
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 1905
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 243
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 110
Construction 1483
RetailInc. Wholesale 3010
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 684
Accommodation and Food 655
Information and Communication 321
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 560
Real Estate 149
Professional, Scientific and Technical 670
Administration 692
Public Administration and Defence 1016
Education 1889
HealthInc. Social Work 1981
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 671
Total 16105