Information about the LS27 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS27. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS27 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 3247
Semi-Detached 6059
Terraced 5374
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2250
Flat (Converted) 247
Residence in Commercial Building 147
Caravan/Park/Temporary 16
Total 17340

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4411
Owned with Mortgage 7006
Shared Ownership 59
Rented: From Council 1810
Rented: Other Social 592
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2508
Rented: Other 205
Rent Free 233
Total 16824

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 5432
Two People 6187
Three People 2515
Four People 1975
Five People 545
Six People 123
Seven People 29
8+ People 18
Total 16824

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 2680
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4420
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2938
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2961
Total 12999

Gender Back to Top

Male 18139
Female 19185
Total 37324

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 2398
5-7 1240
8-9 736
10-14 2047
15 443
16-17 826
18-19 731
20-24 2004
25-29 2911
30-44 8849
45-59 7228
60-64 2285
65-74 3013
75-84 1878
85-89 485
90+ 250
Total 37324

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 10234
Married 14195
Divorced 2987
Separated 862
Widowed 2125
Same Sex 57
Total 30460

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 17338
Good 13052
Fair 4872
Bad 1637
Very Bad 425
Total 37324

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) 7042
Apprenticeship 1556
2+ A Levels 3697
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4946
1-4 GCSEs 4476
No GCSEs 7557
Other 1186
Total 30460

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35196
Mixed Ethnicity 566
Indian 629
Pakistani 169
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 183
Other Asian 149
Black African 139
Black Caribbean 84
Other Black/African/Caribbean 63
Other 125
Total 37324

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34680
Wales 170
Scotland 513
Northern Ireland 113
Republic of Ireland 148
European Union 583
Other 1117
Total 37324

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30352
Republic of Ireland 141
Europe (including European Union) 507
African Countries 108
Middle East or Asia 288
North America or Caribbean 48
Central America 2
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 5968

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22468
No Religion 11128
Buddhist 94
Hindu 324
Jewish 22
Muslim 278
Sikh 348
Other Religion 118
Not Stated 2544
Total 37324

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 13194
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3968
Self Employed 2056
Unemployed 1078
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1466
Retired 3854
Looking After Home or Family 772
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1074
Other 385
Total 27847

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 36
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 2129
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 154
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 148
Construction 1691
RetailInc. Wholesale 3742
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1016
Accommodation and Food 768
Information and Communication 813
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1508
Real Estate 201
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1120
Administration 941
Public Administration and Defence 1051
Education 1670
HealthInc. Social Work 2087
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 707
Total 19798