Information about the LE4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE4 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 5358
Semi-Detached 17014
Terraced 10416
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4891
Flat (Converted) 402
Residence in Commercial Building 389
Caravan/Park/Temporary 103
Total 38573

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11227
Owned with Mortgage 11832
Shared Ownership 241
Rented: From Council 5070
Rented: Other Social 3078
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5096
Rented: Other 497
Rent Free 479
Total 37520

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 9887
Two People 10906
Three People 6445
Four People 6028
Five People 2535
Six People 1157
Seven People 322
8+ People 240
Total 37520

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 3209
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7445
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6308
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 11958
Total 28920

Gender Back to Top

Male 48945
Female 50783
Total 99728

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 6811
5-7 3743
8-9 2335
10-14 6309
15 1291
16-17 2771
18-19 2592
20-24 7007
25-29 7908
30-44 20376
45-59 19627
60-64 5379
65-74 7160
75-84 4774
85-89 1127
90+ 518
Total 99728

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 25847
Married 39778
Divorced 5754
Separated 2178
Widowed 5579
Same Sex 103
Total 79239

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 42178
Good 36662
Fair 14552
Bad 4808
Very Bad 1528
Total 99728

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) 14209
Apprenticeship 2285
2+ A Levels 7740
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 10667
1-4 GCSEs 11782
No GCSEs 24255
Other 8301
Total 79239

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 48889
Mixed Ethnicity 2719
Indian 35722
Pakistani 1297
Bangladeshi 264
Chinese 454
Other Asian 4111
Black African 2897
Black Caribbean 1048
Other Black/African/Caribbean 818
Other 1509
Total 99728

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 64138
Wales 284
Scotland 634
Northern Ireland 171
Republic of Ireland 456
European Union 3556
Other 30489
Total 99728

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 72106
Republic of Ireland 331
Europe (including European Union) 5476
African Countries 1286
Middle East or Asia 5530
North America or Caribbean 196
Central America 5
South America 24
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 59
None 15181

Religion Back to Top

Christian 33050
No Religion 18773
Buddhist 256
Hindu 29075
Jewish 27
Muslim 8781
Sikh 4144
Other Religion 679
Not Stated 4943
Total 99728

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 27031
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10851
Self Employed 4503
Unemployed 4342
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7304
Retired 8645
Looking After Home or Family 4133
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3710
Other 2301
Total 72820

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 62
Mining/Quarrying 58
Manufacturing 8021
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 603
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 229
Construction 2628
RetailInc. Wholesale 8845
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2401
Accommodation and Food 2140
Information and Communication 898
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1337
Real Estate 403
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1518
Administration 2353
Public Administration and Defence 2118
Education 3485
HealthInc. Social Work 5406
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1736
Total 44241