Information about the LE5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE5 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 5089
Semi-Detached 12313
Terraced 9637
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4653
Flat (Converted) 472
Residence in Commercial Building 387
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 32555

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8575
Owned with Mortgage 9603
Shared Ownership 242
Rented: From Council 4812
Rented: Other Social 1910
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5457
Rented: Other 460
Rent Free 506
Total 31565

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 8056
Two People 7897
Three People 4908
Four People 5134
Five People 2840
Six People 1652
Seven People 595
8+ People 483
Total 31565

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 3269
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6482
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4743
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 10344
Total 24838

Gender Back to Top

Male 45830
Female 46445
Total 92275

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 7386
5-7 4041
8-9 2526
10-14 6679
15 1315
16-17 2729
18-19 2384
20-24 7059
25-29 7656
30-44 19106
45-59 16402
60-64 3974
65-74 5550
75-84 3941
85-89 1044
90+ 483
Total 92275

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 22376
Married 37089
Divorced 4301
Separated 1802
Widowed 4669
Same Sex 91
Total 70328

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 41270
Good 32787
Fair 12761
Bad 4134
Very Bad 1323
Total 92275

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) 13778
Apprenticeship 1459
2+ A Levels 6719
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8958
1-4 GCSEs 9564
No GCSEs 22089
Other 7761
Total 70328

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29363
Mixed Ethnicity 3040
Indian 40560
Pakistani 4166
Bangladeshi 1466
Chinese 379
Other Asian 4748
Black African 2762
Black Caribbean 1370
Other Black/African/Caribbean 988
Other 3433
Total 92275

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 54347
Wales 228
Scotland 461
Northern Ireland 126
Republic of Ireland 469
European Union 3083
Other 33561
Total 92275

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 67061
Republic of Ireland 340
Europe (including European Union) 5193
African Countries 1522
Middle East or Asia 7803
North America or Caribbean 242
Central America 5
South America 35
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 67
None 10763

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22554
No Religion 10603
Buddhist 162
Hindu 16097
Jewish 35
Muslim 31097
Sikh 6774
Other Religion 396
Not Stated 4557
Total 92275

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 20513
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 10398
Self Employed 4367
Unemployed 4155
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7842
Retired 6644
Looking After Home or Family 5091
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 3275
Other 2575
Total 64860

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 51
Mining/Quarrying 26
Manufacturing 6749
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 617
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 113
Construction 1685
RetailInc. Wholesale 7240
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2026
Accommodation and Food 1783
Information and Communication 848
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1216
Real Estate 399
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1285
Administration 1796
Public Administration and Defence 1691
Education 3500
HealthInc. Social Work 4857
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1186
Total 37068