Information about the LU5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU5 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 2361
Semi-Detached 6430
Terraced 5200
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2426
Flat (Converted) 201
Residence in Commercial Building 200
Caravan/Park/Temporary 101
Total 16919

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4637
Owned with Mortgage 6359
Shared Ownership 153
Rented: From Council 2061
Rented: Other Social 917
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1801
Rented: Other 179
Rent Free 172
Total 16279

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 4464
Two People 5373
Three People 2820
Four People 2416
Five People 863
Six People 257
Seven People 56
8+ People 30
Total 16279

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 2171
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3787
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3256
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3119
Total 12333

Gender Back to Top

Male 19722
Female 20315
Total 40037

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 2727
5-7 1583
8-9 1039
10-14 2677
15 583
16-17 1148
18-19 966
20-24 2372
25-29 2547
30-44 8143
45-59 8249
60-64 2151
65-74 3010
75-84 2163
85-89 485
90+ 194
Total 40037

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 10384
Married 14943
Divorced 2901
Separated 1041
Widowed 2135
Same Sex 24
Total 31428

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 18708
Good 14547
Fair 4898
Bad 1456
Very Bad 428
Total 40037

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) 6410
Apprenticeship 1515
2+ A Levels 3873
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5373
1-4 GCSEs 5281
No GCSEs 7454
Other 1522
Total 31428

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35702
Mixed Ethnicity 1154
Indian 624
Pakistani 149
Bangladeshi 65
Chinese 225
Other Asian 408
Black African 877
Black Caribbean 532
Other Black/African/Caribbean 132
Other 169
Total 40037

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34780
Wales 290
Scotland 619
Northern Ireland 148
Republic of Ireland 619
European Union 1200
Other 2381
Total 40037

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30286
Republic of Ireland 577
Europe (including European Union) 1160
African Countries 486
Middle East or Asia 317
North America or Caribbean 148
Central America 3
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 66
None 7302

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24436
No Religion 11412
Buddhist 152
Hindu 559
Jewish 89
Muslim 486
Sikh 72
Other Religion 139
Not Stated 2692
Total 40037

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 12163
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3901
Self Employed 2637
Unemployed 1415
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2195
Retired 3437
Looking After Home or Family 1313
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1031
Other 494
Total 28586

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 52
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1964
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 153
Construction 1990
RetailInc. Wholesale 3559
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1384
Accommodation and Food 895
Information and Communication 773
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 486
Real Estate 253
Professional, Scientific and Technical 950
Administration 1006
Public Administration and Defence 932
Education 1948
HealthInc. Social Work 2001
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 966
Total 19379