Information about Leeds

Avg Annual Income
Full Time Employees
Average Age
Leeds Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Leeds is 811,953 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Leeds is 415,579, and the female population is 396,374. 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 immediate area is White: English, with a total of 595,737, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 36,684. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (343,311), followed by No religion (326,231), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (164,958), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (112,338). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Leeds area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (232,291), while 124,465 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 228,358 adults have Level 3 education, while 79,192 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Leeds area are

  • Professional occupations (85081)
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (52009), and
  • Managers, directors and senior officials (41589)


The average age of people living in Leeds is 39 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (144572), Between 15 to 24 (122281), and Between 25 to 34 (121267). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


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 Leeds has Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (125,302) followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations (88,318), and Routine occupations (78,284). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

Map of Leeds

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Population of Leeds over the years

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Postcodes in Leeds

The postcode district LS, WF, BD are associated with the Leeds, and there are total 36 postcode areas (listed below). The Leeds has a total of 22439 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Leeds

Adel & Wharfedale


Ardsley & Robin Hood


Beeston & Holbeck

Bramley & Stanningley

Burmantofts & Richmond Hill

Calverley & Farsley

Chapel Allerton

Cross Gates & Whinmoor

Farnley & Wortley

Garforth & Swillington

Gipton & Harehills

Guiseley & Rawdon


Headingley & Hyde Park


Hunslet & Riverside

Killingbeck & Seacroft

Kippax & Methley


Little London & Woodhouse

Middleton Park


Morley North

Morley South

Otley & Yeadon




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