Information about the LE55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE55 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 96
Semi-Detached 78
Terraced 33
Flat (Purpose-Built) 342
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 557

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 60
Owned with Mortgage 121
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social 155
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 186
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 1
Total 536

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 275
Two People 132
Three People 65
Four People 48
Five People 13
Six People 3
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 536

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 128
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 184
C2 - Skilled manual workers 62
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 109
Total 483

Gender Back to Top

Male 569
Female 440
Total 1009

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 67
5-7 41
8-9 20
10-14 43
15 5
16-17 15
18-19 23
20-24 140
25-29 123
30-44 266
45-59 163
60-64 37
65-74 43
75-84 22
85-89 0
90+ 1
Total 1009

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 422
Married 293
Divorced 67
Separated 36
Widowed 15
Same Sex 0
Total 833

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 544
Good 337
Fair 102
Bad 20
Very Bad 6
Total 1009

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) 338
Apprenticeship 13
2+ A Levels 127
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 101
1-4 GCSEs 91
No GCSEs 90
Other 73
Total 833

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 752
Mixed Ethnicity 23
Indian 41
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 54
Other Asian 19
Black African 25
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 71
Total 1009

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 722
Wales 11
Scotland 20
Northern Ireland 3
Republic of Ireland 11
European Union 35
Other 207
Total 1009

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 696
Republic of Ireland 6
Europe (including European Union) 38
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 134
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2
None 128

Religion Back to Top

Christian 473
No Religion 311
Buddhist 7
Hindu 25
Jewish 0
Muslim 99
Sikh 11
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 76
Total 1009

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 331
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 92
Self Employed 50
Unemployed 52
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 161
Retired 56
Looking After Home or Family 25
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 17
Total 810

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 43
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 26
RetailInc. Wholesale 81
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 23
Accommodation and Food 41
Information and Communication 22
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 16
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 28
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 70
HealthInc. Social Work 57
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 24
Total 503