Information about the LS26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS26 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 3291
Semi-Detached 6737
Terraced 3008
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1038
Flat (Converted) 84
Residence in Commercial Building 65
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 14243

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4440
Owned with Mortgage 5629
Shared Ownership 31
Rented: From Council 2022
Rented: Other Social 354
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1166
Rented: Other 107
Rent Free 178
Total 13927

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 3810
Two People 5263
Three People 2226
Four People 1954
Five People 487
Six People 145
Seven People 28
8+ People 14
Total 13927

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 2097
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3308
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2345
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2156
Total 9906

Gender Back to Top

Male 15777
Female 16888
Total 32665

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 2023
5-7 1195
8-9 724
10-14 1916
15 410
16-17 778
18-19 732
20-24 1489
25-29 1769
30-44 7024
45-59 6571
60-64 2051
65-74 3321
75-84 1972
85-89 450
90+ 240
Total 32665

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 7566
Married 13636
Divorced 2426
Separated 651
Widowed 2058
Same Sex 60
Total 26397

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 15197
Good 11046
Fair 4461
Bad 1560
Very Bad 401
Total 32665

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) 5792
Apprenticeship 1461
2+ A Levels 3117
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4228
1-4 GCSEs 3770
No GCSEs 7077
Other 952
Total 26397

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31707
Mixed Ethnicity 374
Indian 160
Pakistani 63
Bangladeshi 3
Chinese 122
Other Asian 61
Black African 70
Black Caribbean 34
Other Black/African/Caribbean 17
Other 54
Total 32665

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 31093
Wales 122
Scotland 342
Northern Ireland 81
Republic of Ireland 131
European Union 356
Other 540
Total 32665

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26997
Republic of Ireland 125
Europe (including European Union) 232
African Countries 45
Middle East or Asia 87
North America or Caribbean 27
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 42
None 5218

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21991
No Religion 7977
Buddhist 60
Hindu 75
Jewish 40
Muslim 160
Sikh 63
Other Religion 73
Not Stated 2226
Total 32665

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 10170
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3516
Self Employed 1918
Unemployed 750
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1379
Retired 4070
Looking After Home or Family 709
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 904
Other 319
Total 23735

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 50
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 1686
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 169
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 129
Construction 1471
RetailInc. Wholesale 2686
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 767
Accommodation and Food 724
Information and Communication 481
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1151
Real Estate 174
Professional, Scientific and Technical 947
Administration 774
Public Administration and Defence 902
Education 1376
HealthInc. Social Work 1951
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 618
Total 16083