Information about the LU3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU3 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 4056
Semi-Detached 10237
Terraced 5682
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3958
Flat (Converted) 352
Residence in Commercial Building 231
Caravan/Park/Temporary 57
Total 24573

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6833
Owned with Mortgage 9049
Shared Ownership 94
Rented: From Council 2353
Rented: Other Social 858
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4147
Rented: Other 325
Rent Free 222
Total 23881

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 6175
Two People 6754
Three People 3889
Four People 3494
Five People 1812
Six People 1079
Seven People 358
8+ People 320
Total 23881

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 3034
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5438
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3972
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6125
Total 18569

Gender Back to Top

Male 33257
Female 33533
Total 66790

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 5582
5-7 3023
8-9 1879
10-14 4527
15 955
16-17 1886
18-19 1651
20-24 4637
25-29 5610
30-44 14118
45-59 11368
60-64 2879
65-74 4747
75-84 2966
85-89 643
90+ 319
Total 66790

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 17149
Married 25497
Divorced 3634
Separated 1456
Widowed 3024
Same Sex 64
Total 50824

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 31159
Good 24085
Fair 8393
Bad 2377
Very Bad 776
Total 66790

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) 11218
Apprenticeship 1794
2+ A Levels 5338
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7676
1-4 GCSEs 7612
No GCSEs 12069
Other 5117
Total 50824

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 34929
Mixed Ethnicity 2628
Indian 3514
Pakistani 10191
Bangladeshi 6321
Chinese 463
Other Asian 1594
Black African 2918
Black Caribbean 2682
Other Black/African/Caribbean 831
Other 719
Total 66790

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 45841
Wales 308
Scotland 675
Northern Ireland 271
Republic of Ireland 1656
European Union 3377
Other 14662
Total 66790

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 48727
Republic of Ireland 1754
Europe (including European Union) 3788
African Countries 1467
Middle East or Asia 3576
North America or Caribbean 353
Central America 0
South America 33
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 64
None 7955

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30530
No Religion 10035
Buddhist 171
Hindu 2107
Jewish 145
Muslim 18469
Sikh 823
Other Religion 323
Not Stated 4187
Total 66790

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 16686
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6168
Self Employed 4205
Unemployed 2628
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 5215
Retired 5357
Looking After Home or Family 3421
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1628
Other 1588
Total 46896

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 27
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 2714
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 57
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 150
Construction 2447
RetailInc. Wholesale 4940
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2653
Accommodation and Food 1729
Information and Communication 913
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 799
Real Estate 379
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1382
Administration 1626
Public Administration and Defence 1277
Education 3083
HealthInc. Social Work 3113
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1197
Total 28493