Information about the LS8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LS8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LS8 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 2338
Semi-Detached 8532
Terraced 5721
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3170
Flat (Converted) 1195
Residence in Commercial Building 197
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 21158

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5280
Owned with Mortgage 6075
Shared Ownership 65
Rented: From Council 2501
Rented: Other Social 1561
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4071
Rented: Other 270
Rent Free 326
Total 20149

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 6606
Two People 5513
Three People 2904
Four People 2663
Five People 1290
Six People 721
Seven People 213
8+ People 239
Total 20149

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 4114
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4498
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2405
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5211
Total 16228

Gender Back to Top

Male 25537
Female 26404
Total 51941

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 4453
5-7 2379
8-9 1454
10-14 3582
15 745
16-17 1453
18-19 1355
20-24 3384
25-29 4250
30-44 12097
45-59 8573
60-64 2112
65-74 2915
75-84 2220
85-89 611
90+ 358
Total 51941

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 14798
Married 17875
Divorced 2898
Separated 1163
Widowed 2463
Same Sex 131
Total 39328

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 25326
Good 17256
Fair 6584
Bad 2114
Very Bad 661
Total 51941

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) 12799
Apprenticeship 796
2+ A Levels 3857
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4924
1-4 GCSEs 4722
No GCSEs 9484
Other 2746
Total 39328

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28884
Mixed Ethnicity 2442
Indian 2418
Pakistani 8119
Bangladeshi 2102
Chinese 620
Other Asian 1947
Black African 2017
Black Caribbean 1656
Other Black/African/Caribbean 808
Other 928
Total 51941

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37383
Wales 219
Scotland 593
Northern Ireland 209
Republic of Ireland 528
European Union 2201
Other 10808
Total 51941

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38257
Republic of Ireland 496
Europe (including European Union) 2374
African Countries 881
Middle East or Asia 2905
North America or Caribbean 220
Central America 5
South America 42
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 82
None 7391

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21798
No Religion 10807
Buddhist 226
Hindu 763
Jewish 629
Muslim 12266
Sikh 1663
Other Religion 157
Not Stated 3632
Total 51941

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 12767
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5064
Self Employed 3322
Unemployed 2386
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3777
Retired 3478
Looking After Home or Family 2415
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1518
Other 1412
Total 36139

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 1326
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 164
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 105
Construction 1156
RetailInc. Wholesale 3020
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1090
Accommodation and Food 1550
Information and Communication 858
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1014
Real Estate 326
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1656
Administration 1157
Public Administration and Defence 1055
Education 2728
HealthInc. Social Work 4028
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 936
Total 22199