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Leicester (LE3)

The LE3 postcode area is located in the Leicester postcode town region, within the county of Leicestershire, and contains a total of 2488 individual postcodes.

There are 15 electoral wards in the LE3 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 Leicester Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in LE3 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 LE3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The LE3 postcode in the UK is located in the city of Leicester, part of the Leicestershire County Council area. It borders the postcode areas of LE2, LE4, Wigston, Countesthorpe, Glen Parva and Croft.

The main areas and neighbourhoods covered by the LE3 postcode are Aylestone, South Wigston and Stocking Farm, with a total population of around 36,400 people. The area is home to a variety of housing from terraced houses to semi-detached and detached properties.

The LE3 postcode is close to a number of attractions including the National Space Centre, the Jewry Wall Museum, and a number of parks such as Wyggeston Fields and Abbey Park. It is also within easy commuting distance of Leicester city centre, making it an attractive place to live for those working in the city.

The area is well served by transport links, with regular bus and train services operating to and from Leicester and the surrounding areas. In addition, the LE3 postcode is close to the M1 motorway and the A6 Leicester Bypass, giving easy access to both the south and north of the city.

Education is well catered for in the area, with a variety of primary and secondary schools, including the South Wigston High School, St Thomas More Catholic School, and Aylestone Community College.

Retail and leisure facilities are also plentiful, with a range of stores and restaurants located in the South Wigston and Aylestone areas. It is also home to a variety of recreational activities such as golf clubs, parks and gardens, and a number of football, cricket and rugby clubs.

In addition, the LE3 postcode has a large Asian population, with many of the area's residents of Indian, Pakistani and Bangladeshi origin. A variety of Asian food outlets and markets can be found throughout the area, and it is home to the annual South Asia Mela, celebrating music, art and culture from the region.

TheLE3 postcode is a diverse and vibrant area in the city of Leicester, providing residents with a good selection of amenities, leisure facilities, and easy access to the city centre.

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  • 82%WORKING

18% of people in LE3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 16%AB
  • 52%C2/C2
  • 32%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 70%WHITE
  • 30%NON-WHITE

70% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Leicestershire

LE3 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 CodeLE3
Postal TownLeicester
MSOA NameLeicester 023
LSOA NameLeicester 023A
Local AuthorityLeicester
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

LE3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LE3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Aylestone Park
Beaumont Leys
Kirby Fields
Kirby Muxloe
Leicester Forest East
Mowmacre Hill
New Parks
Western Park
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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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