Information about the LE6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE6 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 14439
Semi-Detached 12784
Terraced 6684
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1734
Flat (Converted) 245
Residence in Commercial Building 264
Caravan/Park/Temporary 248
Total 36398

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 12860
Owned with Mortgage 13524
Shared Ownership 294
Rented: From Council 3273
Rented: Other Social 1371
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3178
Rented: Other 337
Rent Free 383
Total 35220

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 9512
Two People 13101
Three People 5676
Four People 4869
Five People 1520
Six People 431
Seven People 75
8+ People 36
Total 35220

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 5624
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7376
C2 - Skilled manual workers 6330
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5976
Total 25306

Gender Back to Top

Male 41235
Female 42644
Total 83879

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 4825
5-7 2945
8-9 1838
10-14 4986
15 1036
16-17 2125
18-19 1776
20-24 4132
25-29 4417
30-44 16763
45-59 17764
60-64 6124
65-74 8281
75-84 4924
85-89 1305
90+ 638
Total 83879

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 18970
Married 36182
Divorced 6205
Separated 1611
Widowed 5122
Same Sex 159
Total 68249

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 38189
Good 29780
Fair 11777
Bad 3223
Very Bad 910
Total 83879

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) 16527
Apprenticeship 3140
2+ A Levels 8523
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 10506
1-4 GCSEs 9174
No GCSEs 17597
Other 2782
Total 68249

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 81227
Mixed Ethnicity 824
Indian 968
Pakistani 47
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 198
Other Asian 275
Black African 94
Black Caribbean 87
Other Black/African/Caribbean 28
Other 110
Total 83879

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 78738
Wales 635
Scotland 1248
Northern Ireland 207
Republic of Ireland 257
European Union 1057
Other 1737
Total 83879

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 65119
Republic of Ireland 224
Europe (including European Union) 786
African Countries 111
Middle East or Asia 383
North America or Caribbean 119
Central America 5
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 120
None 17300

Religion Back to Top

Christian 53556
No Religion 23416
Buddhist 147
Hindu 614
Jewish 39
Muslim 275
Sikh 234
Other Religion 306
Not Stated 5292
Total 83879

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 25755
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8956
Self Employed 5767
Unemployed 2028
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3677
Retired 10169
Looking After Home or Family 2220
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1968
Other 842
Total 61382

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 326
Mining/Quarrying 401
Manufacturing 5888
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 354
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 304
Construction 3859
RetailInc. Wholesale 7305
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2721
Accommodation and Food 1714
Information and Communication 1035
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 923
Real Estate 441
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2148
Administration 1763
Public Administration and Defence 2029
Education 4298
HealthInc. Social Work 4390
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1732
Total 41631