Information about the LS24 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS24. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS24 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 2210
Semi-Detached 2026
Terraced 1171
Flat (Purpose-Built) 360
Flat (Converted) 81
Residence in Commercial Building 56
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 5916

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1953
Owned with Mortgage 2182
Shared Ownership 24
Rented: From Council 587
Rented: Other Social 57
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 571
Rented: Other 94
Rent Free 136
Total 5604

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 1481
Two People 2047
Three People 937
Four People 841
Five People 220
Six People 63
Seven People 5
8+ People 10
Total 5604

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 1150
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1276
C2 - Skilled manual workers 820
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 748
Total 3994

Gender Back to Top

Male 6582
Female 6811
Total 13393

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
0-4 745
5-7 440
8-9 307
10-14 806
15 158
16-17 371
18-19 292
20-24 607
25-29 494
30-44 2649
45-59 3165
60-64 952
65-74 1313
75-84 799
85-89 193
90+ 102
Total 13393

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 2768
Married 6155
Divorced 969
Separated 256
Widowed 760
Same Sex 29
Total 10937

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 6946
Good 4363
Fair 1606
Bad 368
Very Bad 110
Total 13393

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) 3361
Apprenticeship 461
2+ A Levels 1322
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1757
1-4 GCSEs 1435
No GCSEs 2221
Other 380
Total 10937

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13151
Mixed Ethnicity 92
Indian 21
Pakistani 10
Chinese 17
Other Asian 24
Black African 63
Black Caribbean 11
Other 4
Total 13393

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12536
Wales 97
Scotland 228
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 50
European Union 155
Other 279
Total 13393

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11116
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 93
African Countries 70
Middle East or Asia 21
North America or Caribbean 22
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 33
None 2039

Religion Back to Top

Christian 9810
No Religion 2621
Buddhist 27
Hindu 1
Jewish 7
Muslim 16
Sikh 2
Other Religion 30
Not Stated 879
Total 13393

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 4124
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1413
Self Employed 1237
Unemployed 255
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 597
Retired 1607
Looking After Home or Family 301
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 205
Other 104
Total 9843

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 240
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 864
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 42
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 57
Construction 485
RetailInc. Wholesale 1010
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 238
Accommodation and Food 356
Information and Communication 246
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 297
Real Estate 103
Professional, Scientific and Technical 499
Administration 323
Public Administration and Defence 404
Education 669
HealthInc. Social Work 686
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 468
Total 6999