Information about the LU4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU4 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 1867
Semi-Detached 8721
Terraced 5002
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2901
Flat (Converted) 274
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 18891

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4567
Owned with Mortgage 6434
Shared Ownership 96
Rented: From Council 2291
Rented: Other Social 1299
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3209
Rented: Other 285
Rent Free 227
Total 18408

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 4733
Two People 4731
Three People 3069
Four People 2608
Five People 1504
Six People 1036
Seven People 366
8+ People 361
Total 18408

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 1854
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4057
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2952
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5474
Total 14337

Gender Back to Top

Male 26554
Female 27183
Total 53737

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 4800
5-7 2651
8-9 1669
10-14 3911
15 782
16-17 1471
18-19 1321
20-24 3800
25-29 4782
30-44 11683
45-59 8450
60-64 1975
65-74 3349
75-84 2359
85-89 491
90+ 243
Total 53737

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 13507
Married 19585
Divorced 2943
Separated 1352
Widowed 2480
Same Sex 57
Total 39924

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 24197
Good 19293
Fair 7184
Bad 2322
Very Bad 741
Total 53737

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) 7914
Apprenticeship 1083
2+ A Levels 3930
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5485
1-4 GCSEs 6014
No GCSEs 11001
Other 4497
Total 39924

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22487
Mixed Ethnicity 2298
Indian 2932
Pakistani 12732
Bangladeshi 4044
Chinese 162
Other Asian 2418
Black African 2454
Black Caribbean 2840
Other Black/African/Caribbean 751
Other 619
Total 53737

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34440
Wales 201
Scotland 498
Northern Ireland 207
Republic of Ireland 974
European Union 2837
Other 14580
Total 53737

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38504
Republic of Ireland 897
Europe (including European Union) 3235
African Countries 1125
Middle East or Asia 4041
North America or Caribbean 391
Central America 7
South America 29
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 38
None 6454

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21987
No Religion 6742
Buddhist 130
Hindu 1955
Jewish 64
Muslim 18960
Sikh 549
Other Religion 178
Not Stated 3172
Total 53737

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 12695
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4545
Self Employed 3010
Unemployed 2329
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4229
Retired 3682
Looking After Home or Family 3215
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1676
Other 1450
Total 36831

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 30
Manufacturing 1858
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 39
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 126
Construction 1545
RetailInc. Wholesale 3806
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2352
Accommodation and Food 1241
Information and Communication 613
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 522
Real Estate 326
Professional, Scientific and Technical 896
Administration 1352
Public Administration and Defence 913
Education 1878
HealthInc. Social Work 2986
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 806
Total 21289