Information about the LS17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS17 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 5830
Semi-Detached 9137
Terraced 1087
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4068
Flat (Converted) 344
Residence in Commercial Building 101
Caravan/Park/Temporary 17
Total 20584

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7320
Owned with Mortgage 7235
Shared Ownership 89
Rented: From Council 1700
Rented: Other Social 824
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2243
Rented: Other 206
Rent Free 308
Total 19925

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 6100
Two People 6964
Three People 2959
Four People 2580
Five People 878
Six People 296
Seven People 90
8+ People 58
Total 19925

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 5368
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4573
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1869
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2268
Total 14078

Gender Back to Top

Male 22557
Female 24103
Total 46660

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 2735
5-7 1528
8-9 986
10-14 2682
15 587
16-17 1240
18-19 927
20-24 2192
25-29 2757
30-44 9589
45-59 9671
60-64 3082
65-74 4231
75-84 3084
85-89 896
90+ 473
Total 46660

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 10893
Married 20737
Divorced 2889
Separated 722
Widowed 2815
Same Sex 86
Total 38142

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 23459
Good 15435
Fair 5612
Bad 1679
Very Bad 475
Total 46660

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) 15458
Apprenticeship 1060
2+ A Levels 3920
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5536
1-4 GCSEs 4126
No GCSEs 6351
Other 1691
Total 38142

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36698
Mixed Ethnicity 1264
Indian 2967
Pakistani 2125
Bangladeshi 135
Chinese 488
Other Asian 863
Black African 473
Black Caribbean 438
Other Black/African/Caribbean 223
Other 986
Total 46660

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38671
Wales 268
Scotland 683
Northern Ireland 204
Republic of Ireland 425
European Union 1122
Other 5287
Total 46660

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 39226
Republic of Ireland 423
Europe (including European Union) 992
African Countries 359
Middle East or Asia 1486
North America or Caribbean 185
Central America 2
South America 28
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 130
None 4480

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23566
No Religion 8642
Buddhist 168
Hindu 1176
Jewish 4573
Muslim 3094
Sikh 2088
Other Religion 127
Not Stated 3226
Total 46660

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 13247
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4638
Self Employed 4231
Unemployed 1167
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2615
Retired 4918
Looking After Home or Family 1274
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1013
Other 586
Total 33689

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 143
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1318
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 172
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 101
Construction 1292
RetailInc. Wholesale 3341
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 673
Accommodation and Food 1005
Information and Communication 1034
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1415
Real Estate 478
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2126
Administration 953
Public Administration and Defence 1175
Education 2820
HealthInc. Social Work 3672
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1172
Total 22904