Information about the LS15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS15 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 3309
Semi-Detached 9083
Terraced 2826
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1087
Flat (Converted) 312
Residence in Commercial Building 138
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 16759

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6282
Owned with Mortgage 5966
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 1601
Rented: Other Social 693
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1360
Rented: Other 131
Rent Free 197
Total 16276

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 4790
Two People 6016
Three People 2513
Four People 2101
Five People 607
Six People 179
Seven People 45
8+ People 25
Total 16276

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 2137
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3695
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2790
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2535
Total 11157

Gender Back to Top

Male 18058
Female 19452
Total 37510

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 2090
5-7 1205
8-9 802
10-14 2133
15 501
16-17 992
18-19 812
20-24 1960
25-29 1887
30-44 7011
45-59 7969
60-64 2582
65-74 3931
75-84 2762
85-89 594
90+ 279
Total 37510

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 9286
Married 15691
Divorced 2540
Separated 766
Widowed 2449
Same Sex 47
Total 30779

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 17292
Good 12819
Fair 5269
Bad 1639
Very Bad 491
Total 37510

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) 6606
Apprenticeship 1820
2+ A Levels 3651
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4948
1-4 GCSEs 4379
No GCSEs 8155
Other 1220
Total 30779

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35807
Mixed Ethnicity 565
Indian 174
Pakistani 90
Bangladeshi 22
Chinese 113
Other Asian 129
Black African 369
Black Caribbean 74
Other Black/African/Caribbean 78
Other 89
Total 37510

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34949
Wales 129
Scotland 420
Northern Ireland 151
Republic of Ireland 284
European Union 588
Other 989
Total 37510

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30649
Republic of Ireland 263
Europe (including European Union) 483
African Countries 167
Middle East or Asia 154
North America or Caribbean 45
Central America 2
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 5820

Religion Back to Top

Christian 25984
No Religion 8562
Buddhist 69
Hindu 77
Jewish 69
Muslim 264
Sikh 78
Other Religion 82
Not Stated 2325
Total 37510

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 10956
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4038
Self Employed 2191
Unemployed 1099
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1753
Retired 4849
Looking After Home or Family 836
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1011
Other 411
Total 27144

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 42
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 1569
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 232
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 139
Construction 1868
RetailInc. Wholesale 2686
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 791
Accommodation and Food 740
Information and Communication 515
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1043
Real Estate 211
Professional, Scientific and Technical 945
Administration 824
Public Administration and Defence 1041
Education 1724
HealthInc. Social Work 2622
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 795
Total 17799