Information about the LS23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS23 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 1688
Semi-Detached 1413
Terraced 829
Flat (Purpose-Built) 213
Flat (Converted) 64
Residence in Commercial Building 40
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 4249

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1665
Owned with Mortgage 1482
Shared Ownership 7
Rented: From Council 404
Rented: Other Social 54
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 347
Rented: Other 59
Rent Free 78
Total 4096

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 1214
Two People 1616
Three People 522
Four People 554
Five People 157
Six People 30
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 4096

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 1062
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 806
C2 - Skilled manual workers 435
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 332
Total 2635

Gender Back to Top

Male 5214
Female 4849
Total 10063

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
0-4 548
5-7 334
8-9 202
10-14 464
15 97
16-17 204
18-19 114
20-24 512
25-29 570
30-44 2112
45-59 2065
60-64 733
65-74 1147
75-84 695
85-89 169
90+ 97
Total 10063

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 2228
Married 4532
Divorced 769
Separated 182
Widowed 689
Same Sex 18
Total 8418

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 4953
Good 3397
Fair 1283
Bad 341
Very Bad 89
Total 10063

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) 3024
Apprenticeship 304
2+ A Levels 881
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1249
1-4 GCSEs 1015
No GCSEs 1625
Other 320
Total 8418

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9732
Mixed Ethnicity 122
Indian 40
Pakistani 78
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 5
Other Asian 29
Black African 4
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 18
Total 10063

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9342
Wales 97
Scotland 235
Northern Ireland 38
Republic of Ireland 48
European Union 101
Other 202
Total 10063

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8395
Republic of Ireland 40
Europe (including European Union) 67
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 25
Central America 2
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 13
None 1523

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7034
No Religion 2132
Buddhist 44
Hindu 8
Jewish 40
Muslim 123
Sikh 26
Other Religion 27
Not Stated 629
Total 10063

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 2621
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1006
Self Employed 903
Unemployed 168
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 360
Retired 1329
Looking After Home or Family 194
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 149
Other 727
Total 7457

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 374
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 44
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 26
Construction 360
RetailInc. Wholesale 687
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 115
Accommodation and Food 185
Information and Communication 190
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 233
Real Estate 76
Professional, Scientific and Technical 485
Administration 189
Public Administration and Defence 273
Education 477
HealthInc. Social Work 565
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 317
Total 4653