Information about the LU2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU2 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 4661
Semi-Detached 10103
Terraced 5322
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3553
Flat (Converted) 572
Residence in Commercial Building 193
Caravan/Park/Temporary 57
Total 24461

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6696
Owned with Mortgage 9513
Shared Ownership 78
Rented: From Council 1673
Rented: Other Social 833
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4673
Rented: Other 287
Rent Free 224
Total 23977

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 6542
Two People 7569
Three People 4260
Four People 3589
Five People 1308
Six People 493
Seven People 126
8+ People 90
Total 23977

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 3988
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6221
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4256
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4522
Total 18987

Gender Back to Top

Male 29996
Female 30217
Total 60213

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 4045
5-7 2143
8-9 1337
10-14 3681
15 799
16-17 1581
18-19 1458
20-24 4228
25-29 5020
30-44 13184
45-59 12057
60-64 3084
65-74 4081
75-84 2616
85-89 606
90+ 293
Total 60213

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 17386
Married 22833
Divorced 3815
Separated 1373
Widowed 2699
Same Sex 102
Total 48208

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 29245
Good 21582
Fair 6992
Bad 1845
Very Bad 549
Total 60213

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) 12485
Apprenticeship 2104
2+ A Levels 5961
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7638
1-4 GCSEs 7031
No GCSEs 9242
Other 3747
Total 48208

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 45062
Mixed Ethnicity 2291
Indian 2773
Pakistani 2198
Bangladeshi 1399
Chinese 453
Other Asian 983
Black African 1953
Black Caribbean 1666
Other Black/African/Caribbean 553
Other 882
Total 60213

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 45986
Wales 367
Scotland 871
Northern Ireland 296
Republic of Ireland 1365
European Union 3742
Other 7586
Total 60213

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 44432
Republic of Ireland 1558
Europe (including European Union) 4095
African Countries 1177
Middle East or Asia 1746
North America or Caribbean 349
Central America 11
South America 65
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 116
None 7413

Religion Back to Top

Christian 34914
No Religion 13482
Buddhist 232
Hindu 1834
Jewish 115
Muslim 4844
Sikh 724
Other Religion 270
Not Stated 3798
Total 60213

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 19289
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5896
Self Employed 4249
Unemployed 1995
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4435
Retired 4770
Looking After Home or Family 1886
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1264
Other 909
Total 44693

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 82
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 2874
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 85
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 166
Construction 2741
RetailInc. Wholesale 5054
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2890
Accommodation and Food 1485
Information and Communication 1247
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 983
Real Estate 504
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1738
Administration 1826
Public Administration and Defence 1513
Education 3417
HealthInc. Social Work 2846
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1436
Total 30894