Information about the LU6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU6 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 4090
Semi-Detached 4830
Terraced 3350
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2349
Flat (Converted) 217
Residence in Commercial Building 216
Caravan/Park/Temporary 317
Total 15369

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5131
Owned with Mortgage 5523
Shared Ownership 125
Rented: From Council 1432
Rented: Other Social 540
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1647
Rented: Other 154
Rent Free 170
Total 14722

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 4173
Two People 5243
Three People 2426
Four People 2004
Five People 651
Six People 183
Seven People 28
8+ People 14
Total 14722

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 2571
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3442
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2492
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2071
Total 10576

Gender Back to Top

Male 17197
Female 17647
Total 34844

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 1947
5-7 1171
8-9 747
10-14 2071
15 430
16-17 919
18-19 768
20-24 1976
25-29 1948
30-44 6670
45-59 7429
60-64 2479
65-74 3418
75-84 2104
85-89 520
90+ 247
Total 34844

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 8552
Married 14391
Divorced 2696
Separated 813
Widowed 1997
Same Sex 29
Total 28478

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 16456
Good 12684
Fair 4250
Bad 1117
Very Bad 337
Total 34844

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) 7230
Apprenticeship 1454
2+ A Levels 3504
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4810
1-4 GCSEs 4254
No GCSEs 5976
Other 1250
Total 28478

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32478
Mixed Ethnicity 659
Indian 358
Pakistani 75
Bangladeshi 52
Chinese 191
Other Asian 276
Black African 365
Black Caribbean 207
Other Black/African/Caribbean 49
Other 134
Total 34844

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30891
Wales 321
Scotland 540
Northern Ireland 153
Republic of Ireland 372
European Union 971
Other 1596
Total 34844

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28168
Republic of Ireland 368
Europe (including European Union) 901
African Countries 251
Middle East or Asia 221
North America or Caribbean 118
Central America 2
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 91
None 4995

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22135
No Religion 9169
Buddhist 133
Hindu 270
Jewish 99
Muslim 326
Sikh 68
Other Religion 111
Not Stated 2533
Total 34844

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 10580
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3439
Self Employed 2920
Unemployed 1031
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1669
Retired 3891
Looking After Home or Family 1004
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 667
Other 406
Total 25607

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 92
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1757
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 43
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 92
Construction 1780
RetailInc. Wholesale 3013
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1025
Accommodation and Food 775
Information and Communication 800
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 516
Real Estate 232
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1172
Administration 850
Public Administration and Defence 830
Education 1852
HealthInc. Social Work 1652
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 992
Total 17481