Information about the LS5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS5 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 318
Semi-Detached 1944
Terraced 1207
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1052
Flat (Converted) 253
Residence in Commercial Building 48
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 4823

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 875
Owned with Mortgage 1217
Shared Ownership 18
Rented: From Council 1061
Rented: Other Social 343
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 983
Rented: Other 83
Rent Free 67
Total 4647

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 1620
Two People 1597
Three People 683
Four People 472
Five People 176
Six People 78
Seven People 15
8+ People 6
Total 4647

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 907
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1223
C2 - Skilled manual workers 634
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1068
Total 3832

Gender Back to Top

Male 5594
Female 5723
Total 11317

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
0-4 650
5-7 328
8-9 183
10-14 489
15 101
16-17 217
18-19 1051
20-24 1459
25-29 1325
30-44 2295
45-59 1598
60-64 445
65-74 573
75-84 435
85-89 112
90+ 56
Total 11317

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 5432
Married 2634
Divorced 754
Separated 232
Widowed 497
Same Sex 17
Total 9566

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 5625
Good 3723
Fair 1405
Bad 455
Very Bad 109
Total 11317

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) 2849
Apprenticeship 239
2+ A Levels 1926
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1066
1-4 GCSEs 1010
No GCSEs 2045
Other 431
Total 9566

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 9609
Mixed Ethnicity 383
Indian 198
Pakistani 191
Bangladeshi 27
Chinese 121
Other Asian 157
Black African 246
Black Caribbean 69
Other Black/African/Caribbean 91
Other 225
Total 11317

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9503
Wales 75
Scotland 142
Northern Ireland 89
Republic of Ireland 98
European Union 385
Other 1025
Total 11317

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8415
Republic of Ireland 85
Europe (including European Union) 389
African Countries 210
Middle East or Asia 237
North America or Caribbean 41
Central America 0
South America 11
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 1985

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5651
No Religion 4080
Buddhist 61
Hindu 91
Jewish 18
Muslim 553
Sikh 88
Other Religion 46
Not Stated 729
Total 11317

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 3440
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 995
Self Employed 475
Unemployed 505
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1990
Retired 708
Looking After Home or Family 287
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 392
Other 171
Total 8963

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 1
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 289
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 40
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 19
Construction 273
RetailInc. Wholesale 873
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 200
Accommodation and Food 507
Information and Communication 186
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 281
Real Estate 61
Professional, Scientific and Technical 428
Administration 321
Public Administration and Defence 262
Education 706
HealthInc. Social Work 766
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 347
Total 5564