Information about the LS16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS16 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 4148
Semi-Detached 7399
Terraced 1524
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3441
Flat (Converted) 479
Residence in Commercial Building 115
Caravan/Park/Temporary 39
Total 17145

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5907
Owned with Mortgage 5416
Shared Ownership 35
Rented: From Council 2799
Rented: Other Social 461
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1561
Rented: Other 190
Rent Free 242
Total 16611

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 5514
Two People 5859
Three People 2306
Four People 2024
Five People 651
Six People 178
Seven People 49
8+ People 30
Total 16611

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 3995
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3788
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1785
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2179
Total 11747

Gender Back to Top

Male 18959
Female 20150
Total 39109

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 2064
5-7 1195
8-9 747
10-14 2061
15 443
16-17 907
18-19 2232
20-24 2678
25-29 2247
30-44 7060
45-59 7807
60-64 2560
65-74 3335
75-84 2664
85-89 740
90+ 369
Total 39109

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 11611
Married 15350
Divorced 2475
Separated 676
Widowed 2412
Same Sex 75
Total 32599

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 19491
Good 12826
Fair 4900
Bad 1437
Very Bad 455
Total 39109

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) 12052
Apprenticeship 1054
2+ A Levels 5033
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4380
1-4 GCSEs 3433
No GCSEs 5446
Other 1201
Total 32599

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34232
Mixed Ethnicity 1041
Indian 999
Pakistani 682
Bangladeshi 69
Chinese 244
Other Asian 500
Black African 251
Black Caribbean 118
Other Black/African/Caribbean 86
Other 887
Total 39109

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34020
Wales 243
Scotland 668
Northern Ireland 210
Republic of Ireland 255
European Union 693
Other 3020
Total 39109

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32795
Republic of Ireland 248
Europe (including European Union) 639
African Countries 195
Middle East or Asia 753
North America or Caribbean 157
Central America 1
South America 29
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 109
None 4611

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23021
No Religion 10090
Buddhist 159
Hindu 463
Jewish 207
Muslim 1892
Sikh 452
Other Religion 92
Not Stated 2733
Total 39109

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 10459
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3724
Self Employed 2743
Unemployed 1089
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4262
Retired 4220
Looking After Home or Family 935
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 950
Other 444
Total 28826

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 43
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1074
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 94
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 74
Construction 1116
RetailInc. Wholesale 2351
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 538
Accommodation and Food 1073
Information and Communication 709
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1087
Real Estate 341
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1669
Administration 801
Public Administration and Defence 988
Education 2632
HealthInc. Social Work 2555
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 857
Total 18012