Information about the LE7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE7 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 8911
Semi-Detached 7238
Terraced 3230
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1728
Flat (Converted) 200
Residence in Commercial Building 168
Caravan/Park/Temporary 99
Total 21574

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8212
Owned with Mortgage 7976
Shared Ownership 183
Rented: From Council 1011
Rented: Other Social 790
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2060
Rented: Other 275
Rent Free 288
Total 20795

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 5589
Two People 7739
Three People 3176
Four People 3021
Five People 936
Six People 241
Seven People 58
8+ People 35
Total 20795

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 3816
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4785
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3394
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2588
Total 14583

Gender Back to Top

Male 24454
Female 25477
Total 49931

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 2695
5-7 1566
8-9 1036
10-14 3036
15 666
16-17 1297
18-19 1098
20-24 2563
25-29 2492
30-44 9434
45-59 10795
60-64 3654
65-74 5107
75-84 3296
85-89 759
90+ 437
Total 49931

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 11252
Married 22264
Divorced 3385
Separated 999
Widowed 2968
Same Sex 64
Total 40932

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 24140
Good 17854
Fair 6007
Bad 1527
Very Bad 403
Total 49931

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) 11614
Apprenticeship 2166
2+ A Levels 4852
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6369
1-4 GCSEs 5500
No GCSEs 8751
Other 1680
Total 40932

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 44785
Mixed Ethnicity 750
Indian 3179
Pakistani 107
Bangladeshi 23
Chinese 209
Other Asian 262
Black African 206
Black Caribbean 111
Other Black/African/Caribbean 52
Other 247
Total 49931

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 45314
Wales 354
Scotland 492
Northern Ireland 131
Republic of Ireland 234
European Union 639
Other 2767
Total 49931

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 41497
Republic of Ireland 194
Europe (including European Union) 481
African Countries 146
Middle East or Asia 426
North America or Caribbean 129
Central America 2
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 87
None 7226

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30321
No Religion 12667
Buddhist 96
Hindu 2342
Jewish 32
Muslim 507
Sikh 670
Other Religion 169
Not Stated 3127
Total 49931

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 14502
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5631
Self Employed 4391
Unemployed 1033
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2660
Retired 5843
Looking After Home or Family 1072
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 825
Other 483
Total 36440

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 330
Mining/Quarrying 45
Manufacturing 3198
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 209
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 181
Construction 2284
RetailInc. Wholesale 4278
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 917
Accommodation and Food 1010
Information and Communication 641
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 733
Real Estate 331
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1551
Administration 1032
Public Administration and Defence 1343
Education 2891
HealthInc. Social Work 3200
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1155
Total 25329