Information about the LE8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE8 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.

Using this Information Commercially

The information we provide on the website is done so without charge. However, if you wish to use this data on other websites, or in any other public medium should consult our data sources page for information on how you should correctly attribute the information.

Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 9369
Semi-Detached 13405
Terraced 4669
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1884
Flat (Converted) 201
Residence in Commercial Building 272
Caravan/Park/Temporary 33
Total 29833

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 11381
Owned with Mortgage 11496
Shared Ownership 241
Rented: From Council 1132
Rented: Other Social 1402
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2580
Rented: Other 291
Rent Free 270
Total 28793

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 7821
Two People 10517
Three People 4495
Four People 4160
Five People 1367
Six People 329
Seven People 72
8+ People 32
Total 28793

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 4427
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6699
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4984
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3982
Total 20092

Gender Back to Top

Male 34062
Female 35732
Total 69794

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 3793
5-7 2281
8-9 1484
10-14 4168
15 888
16-17 1867
18-19 1751
20-24 3724
25-29 3527
30-44 13216
45-59 14743
60-64 4801
65-74 7089
75-84 4627
85-89 1203
90+ 632
Total 69794

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 16421
Married 30027
Divorced 4910
Separated 1346
Widowed 4369
Same Sex 107
Total 57180

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 32422
Good 25163
Fair 9051
Bad 2443
Very Bad 715
Total 69794

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) 13475
Apprenticeship 3098
2+ A Levels 7104
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9296
1-4 GCSEs 8430
No GCSEs 13353
Other 2424
Total 57180

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 64342
Mixed Ethnicity 1034
Indian 2725
Pakistani 345
Bangladeshi 57
Chinese 203
Other Asian 377
Black African 128
Black Caribbean 267
Other Black/African/Caribbean 47
Other 269
Total 69794

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 64176
Wales 503
Scotland 732
Northern Ireland 221
Republic of Ireland 352
European Union 932
Other 2878
Total 69794

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 56615
Republic of Ireland 274
Europe (including European Union) 700
African Countries 136
Middle East or Asia 455
North America or Caribbean 138
Central America 3
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 97
None 11668

Religion Back to Top

Christian 42055
No Religion 19297
Buddhist 135
Hindu 1456
Jewish 68
Muslim 722
Sikh 1128
Other Religion 234
Not Stated 4699
Total 69794

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 20681
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 8085
Self Employed 5028
Unemployed 1457
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3448
Retired 8192
Looking After Home or Family 1486
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1285
Other 1056
Total 50718

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 253
Mining/Quarrying 38
Manufacturing 4002
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 456
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 201
Construction 3195
RetailInc. Wholesale 6385
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1421
Accommodation and Food 1366
Information and Communication 795
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1224
Real Estate 407
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1710
Administration 1484
Public Administration and Defence 2091
Education 4131
HealthInc. Social Work 4236
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1521
Total 34916