Information about the LU1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU1 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 1713
Semi-Detached 4694
Terraced 4893
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4577
Flat (Converted) 1185
Residence in Commercial Building 248
Caravan/Park/Temporary 345
Total 17655

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3394
Owned with Mortgage 4296
Shared Ownership 65
Rented: From Council 2145
Rented: Other Social 1138
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5487
Rented: Other 246
Rent Free 211
Total 16982

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 5255
Two People 4550
Three People 2713
Four People 2114
Five People 1200
Six People 730
Seven People 218
8+ People 202
Total 16982

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 1889
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4233
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2673
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5039
Total 13834

Gender Back to Top

Male 23784
Female 21692
Total 45476

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 3686
5-7 1785
8-9 1074
10-14 2470
15 494
16-17 1047
18-19 1487
20-24 5455
25-29 5177
30-44 9699
45-59 6733
60-64 1710
65-74 2449
75-84 1653
85-89 374
90+ 183
Total 45476

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 15884
Married 14267
Divorced 2692
Separated 1231
Widowed 1830
Same Sex 63
Total 35967

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 21309
Good 16341
Fair 5428
Bad 1799
Very Bad 599
Total 45476

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) 8390
Apprenticeship 940
2+ A Levels 4217
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4633
1-4 GCSEs 4703
No GCSEs 8394
Other 4690
Total 35967

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25390
Mixed Ethnicity 1665
Indian 2224
Pakistani 6119
Bangladeshi 3025
Chinese 539
Other Asian 1297
Black African 2389
Black Caribbean 1381
Other Black/African/Caribbean 547
Other 900
Total 45476

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27510
Wales 218
Scotland 621
Northern Ireland 210
Republic of Ireland 1111
European Union 4996
Other 10810
Total 45476

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27909
Republic of Ireland 1182
Europe (including European Union) 5258
African Countries 1368
Middle East or Asia 4132
North America or Caribbean 244
Central America 8
South America 58
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 66
None 5858

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21410
No Religion 7822
Buddhist 189
Hindu 1352
Jewish 47
Muslim 11153
Sikh 456
Other Religion 221
Not Stated 2826
Total 45476

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 11292
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3935
Self Employed 2641
Unemployed 2041
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6485
Retired 2685
Looking After Home or Family 2075
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1405
Other 1198
Total 33757

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 67
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 1749
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 35
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 138
Construction 1471
RetailInc. Wholesale 3823
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1926
Accommodation and Food 1650
Information and Communication 669
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 448
Real Estate 277
Professional, Scientific and Technical 985
Administration 1416
Public Administration and Defence 692
Education 1744
HealthInc. Social Work 1731
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 899
Total 19727