34,458TOTAL POPULATION
14,327HOUSEHOLDS
2.8%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£32,240AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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LE16 POSTCODE REGION

Leicester (LE16)

The LE16 postcode area is located in the Leicester postcode town region, within the county of Leicestershire, and contains a total of 1244 individual postcodes.

There are 70 electoral wards in the LE16 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 Harborough Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 33% of people in LE16 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 LE16 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.


The LE16 postcode district in the Leicester district in the UK encompasses the towns and villages of Lubenham, Market Harborough, Great Bowden, Draughton, Theddingworth, Clipston and Drayton.

The area is close to the M1 motorway, providing easy access to Birmingham and London. The area also has excellent rail connections, with regular services to Leicester and London St Pancras. The postcode is also within easy reach of East Midlands Airport.

The area has a rich local history dating back to the Iron Age, with evidence of Roman, Saxon and Norman settlements. This rich history is reflected through the buildings, monuments and archaelogical finds throughout the district.

The area has a strong industrial heritage, with firefighting, rubber and textiles manufacturing all playing a significant part in its history, as well as the more modern information and communication industry.

The market towns are bustling with independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, making them popular locations for young people and families alike.

The local area is also home to the beautiful Welland Valley, with its lovely meadows, woodland and wildlife. The area is popular with ramblers and has been declared an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The LE16 postcode is served by a number of schools to cater for all ages, including both primary and secondary schools. The district also has two FE Colleges providing further and tertiary education.

The postcode also has close proximity to Leicester itself, providing easy access to the city's attractions, such as Leicester Cathedral, New Walk Museum and Leicester Castle. Leicester also boasts a vibrant and diverse shopping and eating quarter, as well as the West End, where there are plenty of cultural activities and events taking place throughout the year.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 92%WORKING
  • 8%UNEMPLOYED

8% of people in LE16 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 33%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 16%DE

According to census records, 33% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 94%WHITE
  • 6%NON-WHITE

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

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LE16Leicestershire

Leicestershire

The county of Leicestershire

LE16 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 CodeLE16
Postal TownLeicester
MSOA NameHarborough 008
LSOA NameHarborough 008B
CountyLeicestershire
RegionLeicestershire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityHarborough
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

LE16 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LE16, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Arthingworth
Ashley
Blaston
Brampton Ash
Braybrooke
Bringhurst
Bulwick
Burton Overy
Caldecott
Care Village
Carlton Curlieu
Carlton Purlieus
Church Langton
Clipston
Corby
Cottingham
Cranoe
Desborough
Dingley
Drayton
East Carlton
East Farndon
East Langton
Eyebrook
Eyebrook Reservoir
Foxton
Glooston
Goadby
Great Bowden
Great Easton
Great Oakley
Great Oxendon
Gumley
Hallaton
Harrington
Horninghold
Ise
Kibworth Beauchamp
Kibworth Harcourt
Little Bowden
Lubenham
Lyddington
Market Harborough
Marston Trussell
Medbourne
Middleton
Newton
Noseley
Pipewell
Rockingham
Rothwell
Rushton
Scotland
Shangton
Sibbertoft
Slawston
Smeeton Westerby
Stockerston
Stoke Albany
Stoke Dry
Stonton Wyville
Sutton Bassett
Theddingworth
Thorpe Langton
Thorpe Underwood
Tur Langton
Weekley
Welham
Welland
Weston by Welland
Wilbarston
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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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