20,773TOTAL POPULATION
8,495HOUSEHOLDS
3.0%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£41,080AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME

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LE17 POSTCODE REGION

Leicester (LE17)

The LE17 postcode area is located in the Leicester postcode town region, within the county of Leicestershire, and contains a total of 947 individual postcodes.

There are 66 electoral wards in the LE17 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 LE17 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 LE17 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 LE17 postcode covers the rural area of Leicestershire, and is located to the South of Birmingham, around 30 miles away. It covers the villages of Cosby, Great Glen, Whetstone and Countesaken and some parts of the towns of Leicester, Market Harborough, Lutterworth and Ullesthorpe.

The area is home to a range of amenities and attractions that are within easy reach. A variety of supermarkets including Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Asda, Lidl, Aldi and Iceland are all located nearby, providing excellent grocery shopping options. Leicester's impressive city centre, designer shops, cultural attractions, eateries, galleries, cinemas and bars are just a short drive away. The renowned Great Central Railway, which recently added a steam train service, and Leicester Magna Carta Park are also close by.

The part of the LE17 postcode surrounding Great Glen is particularly well-known for its stunning surroundings and quintessential English countryside. Home to a much-loved pub which was once frequented by Charles Dickens, it is a great place for a countryside stroll or a scenic bike ride. The area features gently rolling hills, winding lanes, charming hamlets and a variety of quaint houses. The hilly landscape offers stunning views across the surrounding countryside, while a gentle rural charm surrounds the villages of Cosby and Whetstone.

Leicestershire is famous for its fantastic range of educational establishments. The postcode is home to highly-rated schools such as Kingsmead Primary in Great Glen, Countesthorpe Community College and Whetstone Primary School. It is also close to the University of Leicester and Leicester College, providing a range of higher education courses.

The area boasts a fantastic array of leisure activities like golf, walking, running, angling and even skiing at the Barclaycard Ski centre located near Cosby. Leicestershire's woods, meadows and canals combine to provide a sense of tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, while Cosby village is home to a variety of eateries, such as the George Newbold pub, Hyland at the Mill café and The Crown at Baron's Hill restaurant.

Le15 postcode is an area of great natural beauty, with plenty of entertainment, educational options and picturesque scenery on offer. Whether you're looking to find a place to call home, an ideal location for a day out or an outstanding educational establishment to pursue higher education, the LE17 postcode certainly won't disappoint.


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Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 92%WORKING
  • 8%UNEMPLOYED

8% of people in LE17 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 33%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 15%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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LE17Leicestershire

Leicestershire

The county of Leicestershire

LE17 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 CodeLE17
Postal TownLeicester
MSOA NameHarborough 010
LSOA NameHarborough 010C
CountyLeicestershire
RegionLeicestershire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityHarborough
Area ClassificationMainly Rural (rural including hub towns >=80%)

LE17 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LE17, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Arnesby
Ashby Magna
Ashby Parva
Aston Flamville
Avon
Avon
Bitteswell
Brockhurst
Broughton Astley
Bruntingthorpe
Cathiron
Catthorpe
Churchover
Claybrooke Magna
Claybrooke Parva
Cloudesley Bush
Cosford
Cotesbach
Dunton Bassett
Easenhall
Fleckney
Frolesworth
Gibbet Hill
Gilmorton
Gumley
Harborough Magna
Harborough Parva
Husbands Bosworth
Kibworth Beauchamp
Kibworth Harcourt
Kimcote
Knaptoft
Laughton
Leire
Little Walton
Lutterworth
Misterton
Monks Kirby
Mowsley
Newton
North Kilworth
Pailton
Peatling Magna
Peatling Parva
Primethorpe
Saddington
Sapcote
Sharnford
Shawell
Shearsby
Sibbertoft
Smeeton Westerby
South Kilworth
Stanford-on-Avon
Sutton in the Elms
Swift
Swinford
Theddingworth
Ullesthorpe
Upper Bruntingthorpe
Walcote
Walton
Welford
Wibtoft
Wigston Parva
Willey
Willoughby Waterleys
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