Information about the LS21 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS21. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS21 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 2179
Semi-Detached 2884
Terraced 2572
Flat (Purpose-Built) 775
Flat (Converted) 160
Residence in Commercial Building 131
Caravan/Park/Temporary 73
Total 8774

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3259
Owned with Mortgage 3008
Shared Ownership 44
Rented: From Council 819
Rented: Other Social 232
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 898
Rented: Other 98
Rent Free 133
Total 8491

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 2615
Two People 3160
Three People 1197
Four People 1072
Five People 333
Six People 92
Seven People 17
8+ People 5
Total 8491

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 1900
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1825
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1236
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 919
Total 5880

Gender Back to Top

Male 9422
Female 9862
Total 19284

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 1078
5-7 645
8-9 435
10-14 1159
15 209
16-17 457
18-19 352
20-24 758
25-29 749
30-44 3724
45-59 4399
60-64 1493
65-74 2016
75-84 1297
85-89 340
90+ 173
Total 19284

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 4138
Married 8544
Divorced 1467
Separated 322
Widowed 1259
Same Sex 28
Total 15758

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 9848
Good 6373
Fair 2305
Bad 601
Very Bad 157
Total 19284

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) 5597
Apprenticeship 702
2+ A Levels 1699
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2348
1-4 GCSEs 1871
No GCSEs 3000
Other 541
Total 15758

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18839
Mixed Ethnicity 186
Indian 75
Pakistani 19
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 29
Other Asian 36
Black African 17
Black Caribbean 21
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 45
Total 19284

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17975
Wales 112
Scotland 290
Northern Ireland 77
Republic of Ireland 95
European Union 278
Other 457
Total 19284

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16030
Republic of Ireland 98
Europe (including European Union) 221
African Countries 36
Middle East or Asia 43
North America or Caribbean 125
Central America 1
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 52
None 2801

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12343
No Religion 5146
Buddhist 51
Hindu 34
Jewish 68
Muslim 79
Sikh 27
Other Religion 76
Not Stated 1460
Total 19284

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 5423
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2210
Self Employed 1901
Unemployed 371
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 776
Retired 2419
Looking After Home or Family 387
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 300
Other 161
Total 13948

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 171
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 693
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 34
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 75
Construction 808
RetailInc. Wholesale 1422
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 346
Accommodation and Food 477
Information and Communication 323
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 407
Real Estate 164
Professional, Scientific and Technical 777
Administration 435
Public Administration and Defence 530
Education 1277
HealthInc. Social Work 1374
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 502
Total 9823