Information about Leicester

Population
368,571
Avg Annual Income
£33,625
Full Time Employees
24.32%
Average Age
36.09
Leicester Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Leicester is 368,571 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Leicester is 186,460, and the female population is 182,112. 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 Indian, with a total of 126,421, followed by White: English, with a total of 122,395. 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 (91,161), followed by Muslim (86,443), 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

Deprivation

As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (49,397), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (45,634). 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 Leicester area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (89,640), while 39,005 adults mentioned they are Retired.

Education

Regarding education, 77,900 adults have Level 3 education, while 33,954 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Leicester area are

  • Elementary occupations (29181)
  • Professional occupations (24074), and
  • Process, plant and machine operatives (22261)

Age

The average age of people living in Leicester is 36 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (72732), Between 15 to 24 (64443), and Between 25 to 34 (54784). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.

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 Leicester has Routine occupations (61,136) followed by Full-time students (43,545), and Never worked and long-term unemployed (39,098). 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 Leicester

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Population of Leicester over the years

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Postcodes in Leicester

The postcode district LE are associated with the Leicester, and there are total 7 postcode areas (listed below). The Leicester has a total of 6678 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info of Leicester
NameType
AreaLeicester
Ward

Abbey

Aylestone

Beaumont Leys

Belgrave

Braunstone Park & Rowley Fields

Castle

Evington

Eyres Monsell

Fosse

Humberstone & Hamilton

Knighton

North Evington

Rushey Mead

Saffron

Spinney Hills

Stoneygate

Thurncourt

Troon

Westcotes

Western

Wycliffe

LTLA22
UTLA22Leicester
RegionEast Midlands
CountryEngland