Information about the LE2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE2 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 8512
Semi-Detached 16185
Terraced 13311
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8498
Flat (Converted) 2342
Residence in Commercial Building 608
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 49476

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12921
Owned with Mortgage 13381
Shared Ownership 268
Rented: From Council 5518
Rented: Other Social 3521
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10434
Rented: Other 684
Rent Free 694
Total 47421

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 14428
Two People 13800
Three People 7033
Four People 6817
Five People 2948
Six People 1517
Seven People 527
8+ People 351
Total 47421

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 8189
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 12535
C2 - Skilled manual workers 5772
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10848
Total 37344

Gender Back to Top

Male 63577
Female 65019
Total 128596

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 7735
5-7 4356
8-9 2731
10-14 7325
15 1535
16-17 3247
18-19 7379
20-24 16653
25-29 10177
30-44 24585
45-59 21312
60-64 5547
65-74 7838
75-84 5703
85-89 1610
90+ 863
Total 128596

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 46990
Married 42296
Divorced 6971
Separated 2403
Widowed 6045
Same Sex 209
Total 104914

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 61005
Good 45231
Fair 15862
Bad 4927
Very Bad 1571
Total 128596

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) 28248
Apprenticeship 2352
2+ A Levels 18371
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 13152
1-4 GCSEs 11881
No GCSEs 23459
Other 7451
Total 104914

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 75562
Mixed Ethnicity 4330
Indian 27052
Pakistani 3351
Bangladeshi 2154
Chinese 2564
Other Asian 4243
Black African 3485
Black Caribbean 1770
Other Black/African/Caribbean 844
Other 3241
Total 128596

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 91388
Wales 882
Scotland 1152
Northern Ireland 413
Republic of Ireland 752
European Union 4951
Other 29058
Total 128596

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 94559
Republic of Ireland 670
Europe (including European Union) 6098
African Countries 1991
Middle East or Asia 7810
North America or Caribbean 627
Central America 42
South America 109
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 217
None 17847

Religion Back to Top

Christian 47144
No Religion 33025
Buddhist 623
Hindu 9822
Jewish 270
Muslim 23389
Sikh 5810
Other Religion 670
Not Stated 7843
Total 128596

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 30665
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 12169
Self Employed 6533
Unemployed 4656
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 22274
Retired 9013
Looking After Home or Family 4679
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3704
Other 3045
Total 96738

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 79
Mining/Quarrying 28
Manufacturing 5985
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 743
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 240
Construction 2729
RetailInc. Wholesale 9677
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2254
Accommodation and Food 3245
Information and Communication 1383
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1802
Real Estate 609
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2698
Administration 2568
Public Administration and Defence 2837
Education 7446
HealthInc. Social Work 7541
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2225
Total 54089