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Leicester (LE13)

The LE13 postcode area is located in the Leicester postcode town region, within the county of Leicestershire, and contains a total of 800 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the LE13 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 Melton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 21% of people in LE13 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 LE13 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The LE13 postcode is situated in the East Midlands region of the United Kingdom. It encompasses post towns of the districts of Melton, Harborough, Rutland, and North West Leicestershire of Leicestershire County.

Within Melton District, the postcode of LE13 serves numerous villages, including Copt Oak, Burton Lazars, Kirkby Bellairs, Croxton Kerrial, Shelthorpe, and Waltham-On-the-Wolds. This region is known for its rural landscape, providing historical sights such as the Burrough Hill Iron Age hill fort, and open spaces in its local parks.

Harborough District, located in south-east Leicestershire, is a area that includes a large range of villages near the borders of Northamptonshire and Rutland. These include Great Bowden, Great Oxenden, Smeeton Westerby, and Mallory. There are a number of historic sites in this area, such as the Church of St Mary at Nevill Holt, and for leisure activities, the Foxton Locks and Water Park.

The postcode LE13 also covers the Mercian town of Oakham in Rutland. This small county is known for its picturesque scenery and local attractions, such as Rutland Water Nature Reserve, Barnsdale Gardens, and Oakham Castle. All three districts provide a range of outdoor activities for visitors.

In North West Leicestershire, LE13 covers Market Bosworth, Shackerstone, and Sutton Cheney. The market town of Market Bosworth is a historical town, which is known for its redbrick buildings and stunning countryside walks. The villages of Shackerstone and Sutton Cheney are known for their canals, the Ashby Canal and Coventry Canal, respectively, and popular attractions such as the Battle of Bosworth Medieval Festival.

TheLE13 postcode is a great area that offers a nicely balanced area for rural and historic interests, with the added bonus of a range of outdoor activities. From Iron Age hill forts to open spaces in local parks, and large canals to stunning countryside walks there is something here for everyone.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in LE13 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 21%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 27%DE

According to census records, 21% 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

LE13 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 CodeLE13
Postal TownLeicester
MSOA NameMelton 005
LSOA NameMelton 005E
Local AuthorityMelton
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

LE13 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LE13, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Melton Mowbray
Potter Hill
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