LU5 Postcode Area Information

Population
41,826
Avg Annual Income
£45,550
Full Time Employees
31.24%
Average Age
40.42

Central Bedfordshire, LU5 Postcode Area Overview

The LU5 postcode area is located in the Central Bedfordshire, Central Bedfordshire postcode town, in the East of England, England region.

A Major part of this postcode area describes a young and diverse community living in mostly houses, with some challenges.

Residents:

  • Mostly young adults, rarely living alone (couples, families, etc.).
  • Diverse ethnicities, with a large Black community.

Housing:

  • Mainly semi-detached or terraced houses.
  • Many residents rent from the government (social housing), but slightly less than similar areas.

Lifestyle:

  • Many residents work in basic or entry-level jobs (elementary occupations).

Overall: a big area of LU5 postcode district represents a vibrant and diverse community of young people enjoying a mix of housing options. However, many residents work in basic jobs and rent their homes.

It's important to note that this description generalizes the area and individual experiences may vary.

Electoral Wards

The LU5 postcode area covers Dunstable-Icknield, Dunstable-Manshead, Dunstable-Northfields, Houghton Hall, Parkside, Tithe Farm, Toddington electoral wards.

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LU5 Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of LU5 postcode area is 41,826. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the area is White: English, with a total of 29,303, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 4,420. In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (21,181), followed by No religion (15,541).

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (8,608), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (6,005).

Economic Status

Most people in the LU5 postcode area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (13,827), while 6,430 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 9,441 adults have Level 4 education, while 5,568 have Level 3 education. The most common occupations in the LU5 area are

  • Professional occupations (3219)
  • Elementary occupations (2632), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (2574)

Age

The average age of people living in postcode LU5 is 40 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (14192), Between 35 to 44 (10650), and Between 25 to 34 (10305).

NS-SEC

The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in LU5 has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (6,537) followed by Routine occupations (4,696), and Intermediate occupations (4,252).

Postcodes in LU5

There are total 3 postcode sectors present in the LU5 (listed below). The postcode LU5 has a total of 890 postcodes.

ONS Administrative Info of LU5
NameType
AreaLU5
Ward

Dunstable-Icknield

Dunstable-Manshead

Dunstable-Northfields

Houghton Hall

Parkside

Tithe Farm

Toddington

LTLA22Central Bedfordshire
UTLA22Central Bedfordshire
RegionEast of England
CountryEngland

Central Bedfordshire, LU5 Postcode Crime rate over the last 12 Months

Central Bedfordshire, LU5 Postcode Area Crime rate by Month

51

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

10

Burglary

17

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

4

Other crime

18

Other theft

4

Possession of weapons

22

Public order

2

Robbery

21

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

58

Vehicle crime

92

Violence and sexual offences

84

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

19

Burglary

18

Criminal damage and arson

7

Drugs

9

Other crime

13

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

24

Public order

1

Robbery

20

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

36

Vehicle crime

110

Violence and sexual offences

53

Anti-social behaviour

15

Burglary

23

Criminal damage and arson

10

Drugs

2

Other crime

14

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

25

Public order

3

Robbery

11

Shoplifting

4

Theft from the person

36

Vehicle crime

85

Violence and sexual offences

61

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

11

Burglary

31

Criminal damage and arson

7

Drugs

6

Other crime

26

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

19

Public order

1

Robbery

20

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

45

Vehicle crime

126

Violence and sexual offences

96

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

15

Burglary

24

Criminal damage and arson

6

Drugs

6

Other crime

38

Other theft

2

Possession of weapons

29

Public order

4

Robbery

33

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

38

Vehicle crime

105

Violence and sexual offences

87

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

8

Burglary

24

Criminal damage and arson

8

Drugs

7

Other crime

16

Other theft

5

Possession of weapons

29

Public order

1

Robbery

27

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

30

Vehicle crime

115

Violence and sexual offences

81

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

13

Burglary

41

Criminal damage and arson

11

Drugs

6

Other crime

29

Other theft

6

Possession of weapons

17

Public order

6

Robbery

20

Shoplifting

4

Theft from the person

30

Vehicle crime

116

Violence and sexual offences

99

Anti-social behaviour

4

Bicycle theft

6

Burglary

20

Criminal damage and arson

9

Drugs

5

Other crime

30

Other theft

4

Possession of weapons

26

Public order

5

Robbery

17

Shoplifting

20

Vehicle crime

78

Violence and sexual offences

113

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

13

Burglary

25

Criminal damage and arson

7

Drugs

3

Other crime

23

Other theft

6

Possession of weapons

23

Public order

16

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

32

Vehicle crime

105

Violence and sexual offences

99

Anti-social behaviour

5

Bicycle theft

11

Burglary

20

Criminal damage and arson

6

Drugs

8

Other crime

28

Other theft

3

Possession of weapons

21

Public order

3

Robbery

20

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

38

Vehicle crime

93

Violence and sexual offences

65

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

11

Burglary

25

Criminal damage and arson

9

Drugs

25

Other theft

21

Public order

20

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

42

Vehicle crime

108

Violence and sexual offences

61

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

10

Burglary

16

Criminal damage and arson

4

Drugs

6

Other crime

55

Other theft

25

Public order

2

Robbery

22

Shoplifting

3

Theft from the person

25

Vehicle crime

88

Violence and sexual offences

74

Anti-social behaviour

3

Bicycle theft

15

Burglary

17

Criminal damage and arson

5

Drugs

7

Other crime

28

Other theft

27

Public order

4

Robbery

32

Shoplifting

28

Vehicle crime

90

Violence and sexual offences

51

Anti-social behaviour

1

Bicycle theft

9

Burglary

24

Criminal damage and arson

3

Drugs

7

Other crime

36

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

21

Public order

3

Robbery

8

Shoplifting

4

Theft from the person

35

Vehicle crime

76

Violence and sexual offences

63

Anti-social behaviour

2

Bicycle theft

12

Burglary

24

Criminal damage and arson

6

Drugs

5

Other crime

36

Other theft

1

Possession of weapons

16

Public order

3

Robbery

15

Shoplifting

1

Theft from the person

29

Vehicle crime

76

Violence and sexual offences

Sold House Prices in LU5 postcode area over the last 12 Months

Sold House Prices in LU5 postcode area by Month

House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£193,000.00£193,000.00 - £193,000.001
Terraced£275,666.67£220,000.00 - £350,000.003
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£436,250.00£320,000.00 - £552,500.002
Flat£198,750.00£192,500.00 - £205,000.002
Semi-Detached£338,142.86£265,000.00 - £370,000.007
Terraced£250,000.00£250,000.00 - £250,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£421,000.00£421,000.00 - £421,000.002
Flat£125,000.00£125,000.00 - £125,000.002
Semi-Detached£344,166.67£340,000.00 - £352,500.003
Terraced£262,400.00£235,000.00 - £281,000.005
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£407,400.00£342,000.00 - £585,000.005
Flat£149,800.00£65,000.00 - £222,000.005
Semi-Detached£344,666.67£280,000.00 - £445,000.009
Terraced£219,150.00£170,000.00 - £307,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£510,857.14£400,000.00 - £652,000.007
Flat£210,000.00£210,000.00 - £210,000.001
Semi-Detached£374,795.45£180,500.00 - £430,000.0023
Terraced£316,300.00£255,000.00 - £379,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£420,000.00£420,000.00 - £420,000.001
Flat£162,000.00£162,000.00 - £162,000.001
Semi-Detached£390,000.00£390,000.00 - £390,000.001
Terraced£380,000.00£380,000.00 - £380,000.001
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£152,666.67£88,000.00 - £190,000.003
Semi-Detached£369,666.67£275,000.00 - £467,000.009
Terraced£267,900.00£200,000.00 - £334,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£425,000.00£325,000.00 - £525,000.002
Flat£279,500.00£167,000.00 - £365,000.005
Semi-Detached£365,000.00£295,000.00 - £415,000.005
Terraced£328,875.00£268,000.00 - £400,000.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£129,625.00£86,000.00 - £170,000.004
Other£742,500.00£220,000.00 - £1,265,000.002
Semi-Detached£327,785.71£280,000.00 - £395,000.0014
Terraced£329,250.00£250,000.00 - £416,750.007
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Flat£186,499.00£140,000.00 - £230,000.005
Other£290,000.00£290,000.00 - £290,000.001
Semi-Detached£342,875.00£275,000.00 - £398,000.008
Terraced£289,444.44£192,000.00 - £340,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£425,000.00£380,000.00 - £470,000.002
Flat£212,500.00£57,000.00 - £282,000.007
Other£292,201.50£235,000.00 - £349,403.002
Semi-Detached£319,080.50£236,322.00 - £365,000.008
Terraced£303,000.00£280,000.00 - £378,000.006
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£340,000.00£170,000.00 - £450,000.004
Flat£191,111.11£75,000.00 - £260,000.0011
Semi-Detached£392,607.41£325,000.00 - £600,000.0027
Terraced£184,825.00£70,000.00 - £385,000.0021
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£520,833.33£442,500.00 - £635,000.003
Flat£169,000.00£135,000.00 - £222,500.004
Semi-Detached£372,500.00£307,500.00 - £475,000.005
Terraced£307,500.00£225,000.00 - £397,500.008
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£345,000.00£345,000.00 - £345,000.001
Flat£220,000.00£220,000.00 - £220,000.001
Semi-Detached£263,333.33£85,000.00 - £355,000.003
Terraced£300,000.00£265,000.00 - £357,000.004
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£507,900.00£422,000.00 - £580,000.005
Flat£172,375.00£145,000.00 - £211,000.004
Semi-Detached£369,341.84£255,000.00 - £540,000.0019
Terraced£223,125.00£145,000.00 - £365,000.009
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£480,333.33£365,000.00 - £610,000.006
Flat£147,333.33£125,000.00 - £170,000.003
Other£50,072,000.00£188,000.00 - £114,750,000.004
Semi-Detached£378,309.29£200,000.00 - £677,500.0021
Terraced£316,050.00£250,000.00 - £477,000.0020
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£580,516.67£460,000.00 - £771,500.007
Flat£159,610.00£80,850.00 - £211,000.0010
Other£17,000,000.00£17,000,000.00 - £17,000,000.001
Semi-Detached£352,466.67£225,000.00 - £440,000.0015
Terraced£294,882.35£200,000.00 - £365,000.0017
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£510,625.00£362,500.00 - £870,000.004
Flat£166,642.86£90,000.00 - £218,000.007
Other£1,395,000.00£685,000.00 - £2,300,000.003
Semi-Detached£389,549.75£258,000.00 - £585,000.0020
Terraced£344,826.09£180,000.00 - £398,000.0024
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£453,750.00£400,000.00 - £477,500.003
Flat£254,428.57£133,000.00 - £350,000.008
Semi-Detached£369,795.45£314,000.00 - £417,500.0014
Terraced£276,323.53£255,000.00 - £355,000.0018
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£547,600.00£400,000.00 - £778,000.005
Flat£162,222.22£100,000.00 - £200,000.009
Other£316,666.67£175,000.00 - £430,000.003
Semi-Detached£380,720.59£160,000.00 - £450,000.0020
Terraced£286,552.63£205,000.00 - £385,000.0019
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£480,211.79£354,000.00 - £570,000.008
Flat£150,571.43£95,000.00 - £215,000.007
Semi-Detached£343,000.00£285,000.00 - £475,000.0019
Terraced£348,051.92£215,000.00 - £415,000.0014
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£474,898.50£415,000.00 - £535,000.0010
Flat£184,035.71£165,000.00 - £210,000.007
Other£550,000.00£265,000.00 - £835,000.002
Semi-Detached£337,437.50£257,000.00 - £446,000.0016
Terraced£316,654.17£250,000.00 - £395,000.0010
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£657,500.00£365,000.00 - £1,285,000.004
Flat£156,642.86£52,500.00 - £230,000.007
Semi-Detached£355,640.62£272,000.00 - £580,000.0020
Terraced£328,900.00£169,000.00 - £390,000.0026
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£406,428.61£260,000.00 - £495,000.0012
Flat£178,250.00£60,000.00 - £210,500.006
Other£2,052,000.00£393,000.00 - £6,000,000.004
Semi-Detached£344,762.50£215,000.00 - £575,000.0019
Terraced£271,000.00£195,000.00 - £373,000.0022
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£557,415.83£320,000.00 - £940,000.009
Flat£207,964.29£148,000.00 - £252,000.008
Semi-Detached£346,895.83£239,000.00 - £450,000.0030
Terraced£310,482.14£95,000.00 - £460,000.0030
House TypeAverageMin/MaxSold
Detached£424,989.43£115,000.00 - £640,000.0015
Flat£161,955.00£70,000.00 - £200,000.006
Other£336,666.67£310,000.00 - £365,000.003
Semi-Detached£318,520.83£260,000.00 - £395,000.0013
Terraced£299,447.37£162,500.00 - £337,500.0020
Schools in the LU5 Postcode Area

NamePupilsAgePostcode
Willow Nursery SchoolNursery, Outstanding89 2-5LU54QU
Houghton Regis Primary SchoolPrimary, Good351 3-11LU55DH
Thornhill Primary SchoolPrimary, Good223 2-11LU55PE
Tithe Farm Primary SchoolPrimary, Good359 2-11LU55JB
The Chiltern SchoolSpecial, Good268 3-19LU55PX
Houstone SchoolSecondary, Not RatedNone 11-16LU55PX
All Saints Academy DunstableSecondary, Requires improvement713 11-18LU55AB
Hadrian AcademyPrimary, Good363 4-11LU54SR
Harlington Upper SchoolSecondary, Good1193 13-18LU56NX
St Christophers AcademyPrimary, Good374 2-11LU54NJ
Priory AcademySecondary, Good749 9-16LU54JA
St. Augustine's AcademyPrimary, Good178 4-11LU54AS
The Vale AcademyPrimary, Good591 2-11LU54QP
Harlington Lower SchoolPrimary, Outstanding147 4-9LU56PD
Toddington St George Church of England SchoolPrimary, Good316 3-9LU56AJ
The Academy of Central BedfordshirePRU, Good67 11-16LU55PX
Thomas Whitehead CofE AcademyPrimary, Requires improvement209 2-11LU55HH
St Vincent's Catholic Primary SchoolPrimary, Good217 3-11LU55RG
Parkfields Middle SchoolSecondary, Outstanding472 9-13LU56AB
Lime Tree Primary AcademyPrimary, Requires improvement307 2-11LU55QN
Amenities in the LU5 Postcode Area
  • Houghton Regis Youth Club, LU5 5ES
  • The Old Red Lion, LU5 6JR
  • Carpenters Arms, LU5 6LS
  • Chalgrave Manor Golf Club, LU5 6JN
  • Dunstable Rugby Union Football Club, LU5 6JW
  • Blue Apple Contract Catering Ltd, LU5 5XE
  • Campus & Co t/a Pinnacle Group (EU) Ltd, LU5 4QL
  • Danny's Cafe, LU5 6JQ
  • Jewels, LU5 5ES
  • Lidl Staff Cafeteria, LU5 5AY
  • Co-operative Group, LU5 4NP
  • Lidl Great Britain Limited, LU5 5AW
  • Tesco, LU5 4JU
  • Wm Morrison Supermarkets Ltd, LU5 5EX
  • Lidl, LU5 4LN
  • Domino's Pizza, LU5 6TW
  • Greggs PLC, LU5 4LW
  • Phoenix, LU5 5ES
  • Sushi Daily, LU5 4JD
  • Amore Pizzeria HR, LU5 5BQ
  • W H Smith plc, LU5 4TT
  • Lidl Regional Distribution Centre, LU5 5AY
  • Ideal Care Homes, LU5 6TW
  • OCS Group UK Limited, LU5 5BF
  • Cleverkidz, LU5 5JB
  • Friars Lodge Residential Home, LU5 4HR
  • HC-One, LU5 4RE
  • All Saints Academy, LU5 5AB
  • East Thornhill Primary School, LU5 5PE
  • Hadrian Academy, LU5 4SR
  • Harlington Upper School, LU5 6NX
  • Houghton Regis Primary School, LU5 5DH
  • Cake Haven Ltd, LU5 5ES
  • Heron Foods, LU5 5LQ
  • Transylvania GG Ltd, LU5 5ES
  • Poundstretcher Ltd, LU5 5ES
  • Level Off Foods Ltd, LU5 4RU
  • Craft Cabin, LU5 5RY
  • Godfrey's, LU5 4GT
  • The Naan House, LU5 5HW