Information about the LS2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS2 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 76
Semi-Detached 219
Terraced 659
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3640
Flat (Converted) 734
Residence in Commercial Building 237
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 5566

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 259
Owned with Mortgage 441
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 384
Rented: Other Social 579
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3134
Rented: Other 118
Rent Free 71
Total 5013

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 2512
Two People 1571
Three People 429
Four People 278
Five People 126
Six People 52
Seven People 18
8+ People 27
Total 5013

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 1221
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2396
C2 - Skilled manual workers 354
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 807
Total 4778

Gender Back to Top

Male 7214
Female 6887
Total 14101

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
0-4 355
5-7 133
8-9 53
10-14 135
15 47
16-17 93
18-19 2428
20-24 5335
25-29 2357
30-44 2055
45-59 666
60-64 160
65-74 161
75-84 97
85-89 18
90+ 8
Total 14101

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 11327
Married 1356
Divorced 399
Separated 149
Widowed 133
Same Sex 14
Total 13378

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 8097
Good 4749
Fair 938
Bad 251
Very Bad 66
Total 14101

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) 4773
Apprenticeship 79
2+ A Levels 4737
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1081
1-4 GCSEs 761
No GCSEs 779
Other 1168
Total 13378

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8992
Mixed Ethnicity 559
Indian 673
Pakistani 279
Bangladeshi 54
Chinese 1075
Other Asian 646
Black African 565
Black Caribbean 171
Other Black/African/Caribbean 125
Other 962
Total 14101

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8528
Wales 119
Scotland 174
Northern Ireland 96
Republic of Ireland 68
European Union 1085
Other 4031
Total 14101

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9031
Republic of Ireland 111
Europe (including European Union) 1130
African Countries 441
Middle East or Asia 2519
North America or Caribbean 169
Central America 14
South America 27
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 53
None 828

Religion Back to Top

Christian 4950
No Religion 5446
Buddhist 260
Hindu 446
Jewish 147
Muslim 1753
Sikh 100
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 927
Total 14101

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 3076
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 545
Self Employed 387
Unemployed 387
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 8009
Retired 217
Looking After Home or Family 166
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 243
Other 225
Total 13255

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 217
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 37
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 16
Construction 83
RetailInc. Wholesale 946
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 92
Accommodation and Food 766
Information and Communication 280
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 314
Real Estate 48
Professional, Scientific and Technical 569
Administration 290
Public Administration and Defence 173
Education 673
HealthInc. Social Work 558
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 370
Total 5444