Information about the LE21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE21 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 70
Semi-Detached 24
Terraced 15
Flat (Purpose-Built) 322
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 438

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 31
Owned with Mortgage 79
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 4
Rented: Other Social 141
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 156
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 1
Total 418

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 252
Two People 98
Three People 36
Four People 20
Five People 10
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 418

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 78
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 177
C2 - Skilled manual workers 41
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 96
Total 392

Gender Back to Top

Male 419
Female 279
Total 698

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 51
5-7 11
8-9 12
10-14 18
15 0
16-17 7
18-19 15
20-24 131
25-29 97
30-44 207
45-59 101
60-64 16
65-74 29
75-84 3
85-89 0
90+ 0
Total 698

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 354
Married 161
Divorced 61
Separated 27
Widowed 3
Same Sex 0
Total 606

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 354
Good 245
Fair 79
Bad 15
Very Bad 5
Total 698

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) 214
Apprenticeship 10
2+ A Levels 89
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 81
1-4 GCSEs 68
No GCSEs 68
Other 76
Total 606

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 379
Mixed Ethnicity 26
Indian 67
Pakistani 12
Chinese 64
Other Asian 22
Black African 31
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 71
Total 698

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 433
Wales 5
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 4
European Union 34
Other 214
Total 698

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 444
Republic of Ireland 3
Europe (including European Union) 36
African Countries 14
Middle East or Asia 123
North America or Caribbean 3
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 3
None 87

Religion Back to Top

Christian 259
No Religion 215
Buddhist 3
Hindu 43
Jewish 0
Muslim 100
Sikh 28
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 45
Total 698

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 233
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 56
Self Employed 38
Unemployed 52
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 142
Retired 33
Looking After Home or Family 10
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 24
Other 15
Total 603

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 18
RetailInc. Wholesale 58
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 15
Accommodation and Food 34
Information and Communication 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 12
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 27
Administration 22
Public Administration and Defence 17
Education 43
HealthInc. Social Work 43
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 17
Total 350