Information about the LS18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS18 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 1814
Semi-Detached 3997
Terraced 2128
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1459
Flat (Converted) 232
Residence in Commercial Building 92
Caravan/Park/Temporary 42
Total 9764

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3268
Owned with Mortgage 3380
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 1110
Rented: Other Social 215
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1193
Rented: Other 144
Rent Free 129
Total 9482

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 2946
Two People 3598
Three People 1325
Four People 1158
Five People 349
Six People 89
Seven People 13
8+ People 4
Total 9482

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 2515
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2263
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1133
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 968
Total 6879

Gender Back to Top

Male 10411
Female 11026
Total 21437

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 1209
5-7 688
8-9 440
10-14 1139
15 232
16-17 458
18-19 586
20-24 1203
25-29 1589
30-44 4513
45-59 4098
60-64 1483
65-74 1974
75-84 1354
85-89 324
90+ 147
Total 21437

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 5931
Married 8777
Divorced 1458
Separated 343
Widowed 1180
Same Sex 40
Total 17729

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 11126
Good 6969
Fair 2489
Bad 647
Very Bad 206
Total 21437

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) 6898
Apprenticeship 805
2+ A Levels 2134
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2472
1-4 GCSEs 1868
No GCSEs 2966
Other 586
Total 17729

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20330
Mixed Ethnicity 360
Indian 205
Pakistani 76
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 130
Other Asian 83
Black African 76
Black Caribbean 51
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 109
Total 21437

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19723
Wales 124
Scotland 344
Northern Ireland 92
Republic of Ireland 116
European Union 300
Other 738
Total 21437

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18401
Republic of Ireland 131
Europe (including European Union) 257
African Countries 70
Middle East or Asia 107
North America or Caribbean 68
Central America 4
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 46
None 2489

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13182
No Religion 6260
Buddhist 59
Hindu 89
Jewish 60
Muslim 242
Sikh 116
Other Religion 82
Not Stated 1347
Total 21437

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 7075
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2148
Self Employed 1544
Unemployed 439
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1259
Retired 2470
Looking After Home or Family 376
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 399
Other 194
Total 15904

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 763
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 79
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 716
RetailInc. Wholesale 1419
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 334
Accommodation and Food 472
Information and Communication 563
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 781
Real Estate 206
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1063
Administration 460
Public Administration and Defence 597
Education 1686
HealthInc. Social Work 1474
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 506
Total 11213