Information about the LS12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS12 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 1645
Semi-Detached 6233
Terraced 7551
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4350
Flat (Converted) 670
Residence in Commercial Building 161
Caravan/Park/Temporary 36
Total 20646

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3975
Owned with Mortgage 6039
Shared Ownership 106
Rented: From Council 4587
Rented: Other Social 922
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3610
Rented: Other 226
Rent Free 290
Total 19755

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 7291
Two People 6484
Three People 2924
Four People 2032
Five People 699
Six People 229
Seven People 54
8+ People 42
Total 19755

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 2286
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4836
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3484
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5220
Total 15826

Gender Back to Top

Male 22008
Female 21689
Total 43697

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 3099
5-7 1470
8-9 863
10-14 2263
15 534
16-17 1000
18-19 1019
20-24 3385
25-29 4485
30-44 10024
45-59 7682
60-64 2037
65-74 2893
75-84 2135
85-89 518
90+ 290
Total 43697

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 15384
Married 12966
Divorced 3563
Separated 1117
Widowed 2342
Same Sex 96
Total 35468

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 19302
Good 15424
Fair 6133
Bad 2189
Very Bad 649
Total 43697

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) 6976
Apprenticeship 1458
2+ A Levels 3843
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5318
1-4 GCSEs 5613
No GCSEs 10260
Other 2000
Total 35468

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38447
Mixed Ethnicity 1101
Indian 761
Pakistani 1220
Bangladeshi 55
Chinese 202
Other Asian 399
Black African 922
Black Caribbean 185
Other Black/African/Caribbean 134
Other 271
Total 43697

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37696
Wales 183
Scotland 621
Northern Ireland 243
Republic of Ireland 274
European Union 1886
Other 2794
Total 43697

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30894
Republic of Ireland 228
Europe (including European Union) 1879
African Countries 439
Middle East or Asia 576
North America or Caribbean 76
Central America 6
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 57
None 9741

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23662
No Religion 14142
Buddhist 163
Hindu 346
Jewish 55
Muslim 1856
Sikh 413
Other Religion 152
Not Stated 2908
Total 43697

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 13880
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4359
Self Employed 2175
Unemployed 2117
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2267
Retired 3524
Looking After Home or Family 1378
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1677
Other 1148
Total 32525

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 25
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 2128
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 167
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 149
Construction 1674
RetailInc. Wholesale 3687
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1337
Accommodation and Food 1162
Information and Communication 692
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1228
Real Estate 225
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1118
Administration 1305
Public Administration and Defence 947
Education 1772
HealthInc. Social Work 2516
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1004
Total 21145