Information about the LE87 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LE87. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LE87 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 72
Semi-Detached 83
Terraced 18
Flat (Purpose-Built) 457
Flat (Converted) 27
Residence in Commercial Building 18
Total 675

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 57
Owned with Mortgage 138
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 63
Rented: Other Social 94
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 260
Rented: Other 10
Rent Free 5
Total 628

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 307
Two People 189
Three People 69
Four People 47
Five People 12
Six People 2
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 628

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 119
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 237
C2 - Skilled manual workers 69
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 112
Total 537

Gender Back to Top

Male 802
Female 866
Total 1668

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 70
5-7 32
8-9 16
10-14 47
15 8
16-17 33
18-19 99
20-24 516
25-29 236
30-44 275
45-59 179
60-64 46
65-74 53
75-84 39
85-89 11
90+ 8
Total 1668

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 1010
Married 302
Divorced 94
Separated 38
Widowed 49
Same Sex 2
Total 1495

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 878
Good 578
Fair 151
Bad 47
Very Bad 14
Total 1668

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) 494
Apprenticeship 26
2+ A Levels 305
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 159
1-4 GCSEs 139
No GCSEs 191
Other 181
Total 1495

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 998
Mixed Ethnicity 42
Indian 109
Pakistani 29
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 236
Other Asian 56
Black African 56
Black Caribbean 16
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 117
Total 1668

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 976
Wales 11
Scotland 19
Northern Ireland 2
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 77
Other 576
Total 1668

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 909
Republic of Ireland 10
Europe (including European Union) 85
African Countries 54
Middle East or Asia 350
North America or Caribbean 82
Central America 1
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 10
None 190

Religion Back to Top

Christian 659
No Religion 596
Buddhist 30
Hindu 54
Jewish 2
Muslim 175
Sikh 36
Other Religion 7
Not Stated 109
Total 1668

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 373
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 88
Self Employed 66
Unemployed 58
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 712
Retired 66
Looking After Home or Family 23
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 29
Other 22
Total 1437

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 58
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 9
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 28
RetailInc. Wholesale 105
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 12
Accommodation and Food 53
Information and Communication 15
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 27
Real Estate 9
Professional, Scientific and Technical 43
Administration 30
Public Administration and Defence 25
Education 85
HealthInc. Social Work 53
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 33
Total 588