Information about the LU7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district LU7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about LU7 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 7413
Semi-Detached 7360
Terraced 6121
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2580
Flat (Converted) 357
Residence in Commercial Building 183
Caravan/Park/Temporary 119
Total 24133

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7183
Owned with Mortgage 9823
Shared Ownership 194
Rented: From Council 1624
Rented: Other Social 1121
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2470
Rented: Other 269
Rent Free 285
Total 22969

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 5925
Two People 8409
Three People 3921
Four People 3431
Five People 977
Six People 248
Seven People 43
8+ People 15
Total 22969

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 5194
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5870
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3545
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2890
Total 17499

Gender Back to Top

Male 27439
Female 28001
Total 55440

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 3630
5-7 2009
8-9 1179
10-14 3133
15 710
16-17 1380
18-19 1089
20-24 2781
25-29 3192
30-44 11983
45-59 12112
60-64 3766
65-74 4688
75-84 2716
85-89 681
90+ 391
Total 55440

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 12917
Married 23687
Divorced 4123
Separated 1210
Widowed 2768
Same Sex 74
Total 44779

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 27479
Good 19805
Fair 6055
Bad 1640
Very Bad 461
Total 55440

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) 13609
Apprenticeship 1714
2+ A Levels 5638
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7564
1-4 GCSEs 6566
No GCSEs 7959
Other 1729
Total 44779

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 53082
Mixed Ethnicity 943
Indian 286
Pakistani 56
Bangladeshi 29
Chinese 220
Other Asian 287
Black African 241
Black Caribbean 113
Other Black/African/Caribbean 60
Other 123
Total 55440

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 49387
Wales 713
Scotland 1021
Northern Ireland 213
Republic of Ireland 483
European Union 1426
Other 2197
Total 55440

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 45101
Republic of Ireland 483
Europe (including European Union) 1326
African Countries 288
Middle East or Asia 278
North America or Caribbean 231
Central America 3
South America 41
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 178
None 8037

Religion Back to Top

Christian 33855
No Religion 16544
Buddhist 184
Hindu 169
Jewish 132
Muslim 271
Sikh 66
Other Religion 203
Not Stated 4016
Total 55440

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 18364
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5602
Self Employed 4672
Unemployed 1312
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2396
Retired 5563
Looking After Home or Family 1681
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 866
Other 535
Total 40991

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 236
Mining/Quarrying 51
Manufacturing 2816
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 53
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 163
Construction 2290
RetailInc. Wholesale 5304
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1601
Accommodation and Food 1066
Information and Communication 1668
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1209
Real Estate 563
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2220
Administration 1409
Public Administration and Defence 1674
Education 3134
HealthInc. Social Work 2560
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1471
Total 29488