Information about the LE3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE3 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 8005
Semi-Detached 19112
Terraced 11715
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5259
Flat (Converted) 1621
Residence in Commercial Building 562
Caravan/Park/Temporary 29
Total 46303

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11251
Owned with Mortgage 14143
Shared Ownership 318
Rented: From Council 6336
Rented: Other Social 2616
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 8886
Rented: Other 578
Rent Free 580
Total 44708

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 13541
Two People 14225
Three People 7288
Four People 6096
Five People 2243
Six People 953
Seven People 222
8+ People 140
Total 44708

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 5755
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 10725
C2 - Skilled manual workers 7284
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11513
Total 35277

Gender Back to Top

Male 53940
Female 55162
Total 109102

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 8008
5-7 4093
8-9 2417
10-14 6160
15 1256
16-17 2653
18-19 2848
20-24 9952
25-29 9624
30-44 23663
45-59 18792
60-64 5308
65-74 7292
75-84 4962
85-89 1404
90+ 670
Total 109102

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 36140
Married 35573
Divorced 7281
Separated 2487
Widowed 5488
Same Sex 199
Total 87168

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 49522
Good 39439
Fair 14202
Bad 4541
Very Bad 1398
Total 109102

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) 19710
Apprenticeship 2935
2+ A Levels 11088
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 12236
1-4 GCSEs 11626
No GCSEs 23245
Other 6328
Total 87168

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 84284
Mixed Ethnicity 3588
Indian 10616
Pakistani 711
Bangladeshi 109
Chinese 995
Other Asian 1986
Black African 3373
Black Caribbean 1155
Other Black/African/Caribbean 648
Other 1637
Total 109102

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 86508
Wales 594
Scotland 1023
Northern Ireland 315
Republic of Ireland 732
European Union 6275
Other 13655
Total 109102

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 75525
Republic of Ireland 600
Europe (including European Union) 6643
African Countries 1483
Middle East or Asia 2754
North America or Caribbean 291
Central America 10
South America 61
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 123
None 22271

Religion Back to Top

Christian 50998
No Religion 35933
Buddhist 326
Hindu 6239
Jewish 80
Muslim 4706
Sikh 3382
Other Religion 552
Not Stated 6886
Total 109102

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 32156
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 11110
Self Employed 5552
Unemployed 4221
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 9341
Retired 8647
Looking After Home or Family 3653
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3512
Other 1940
Total 80132

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 78
Mining/Quarrying 49
Manufacturing 5953
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 761
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 367
Construction 3945
RetailInc. Wholesale 9640
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 3018
Accommodation and Food 3143
Information and Communication 1185
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1527
Real Estate 520
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2187
Administration 2677
Public Administration and Defence 2540
Education 4772
HealthInc. Social Work 7066
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2133
Total 51561