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Leicester (LE10)

The LE10 postcode area is located in the Leicester postcode town region, within the county of Leicestershire, and contains a total of 1410 individual postcodes.

There are 32 electoral wards in the LE10 postcode area, including Ashby-De-La-Zouch, Coalville, Hinckley, Ibstock, Leicester, Loughborough, Lutterworth, Market Harborough, Markfield, Melton Mowbray, Oakham, Wigston which come under the local authority of the Hinckley and Bosworth Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in LE10 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of LE10 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The LE10 postcode is in the Leicester district in the English midlands. It covers Hinckley and Burbage, two large towns located 8 miles southeast of Leicester, as well as the surrounding villages of Stoney Stanton, Sapcote, Sharnford, Higham on the Hill, and Aston Flamville. These areas boast a rich history, including ruins of Preceptory of the De la Pre, an ancient Knights Templar fortification.

Hinckley is a traditional market town situated near the picturesque Oaks Telegraph Hill, offering a wide variety of amenities and quaint pubs. The town is home to the famous Isaac's Tea Store, a British institution dating back to 1902, and a market every Thursday. Hinckley also boasts several museums and theatres, as well as the John Clayton Heritage Centre, a popular tourist attraction which depicts the 1930s in Hinckley.

Two popular sculptures are located in Burbage, which is the easternmost town in the postcode: the Shepherd and his Dog, and an obelisk erected by Lieutenant-General John Russell to commemorate those killed in the Battle of Blenheim. Burbage is home to a variety of independent shops, restaurants, and cafés, as well as pubs like the recently refurbished Rose and Crown. Along with Hinckley, Burbage offers a variety of leisure activities, from pools and playgrounds to parks and fitness centres.

The postcode LE10 is also home to a Nature Reserve and Country Park, a series of reclaimed quarries which are now used for leisure activities such as fishing and birdwatching. The postcode boasts a number of historic monuments, including the Marton Old Boer War Memorial and Marton St. Michael's Church. Nearby, Market Bosworth Country Park, Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre, and Dadlington steam engine railway are popular attractions.

The area is well-connected, boasting regular buses and trains into Leicester and other nearby towns, as well as travel connections to Birmingham International Airport and London Luton Airport.

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  • 92%WORKING

8% of people in LE10 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 23%AB
  • 55%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 23% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 94%WHITE

94% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Leicestershire

LE10 is located in the county of Leicestershire, in England.

Leicestershire has a total population of 1,031,300, making it the 21st largest county in the UK.

Leicestershire has a total area of 832 square miles, and a population density of 478 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Leicestershire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeLE10
Postal TownLeicester
MSOA NameHinckley and Bosworth 012
LSOA NameHinckley and Bosworth 012A
Local AuthorityHinckley and Bosworth
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)

LE10 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LE10, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Aston Flamville
Bramcote Mains
Burton Hastings
Claybrooke Magna
Claybrooke Parva
Cloudesley Bush
Copston Magna
Earl Shilton
Leicester Grange
Normanton Turville
Potters Marston
Stoke Golding
Stoney Stanton
Wigston Parva
Wolvey Heath
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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