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Luton (LU1)

The LU1 postcode area is located in the Luton postcode town region, within the county of Bedfordshire, and contains a total of 1724 individual postcodes.

There are 17 electoral wards in the LU1 postcode area, including Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Luton which come under the local authority of the Luton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 15% of people in LU1 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 LU1 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The LU1 postcode is located in the Central Luton area of Bedfordshire. Within this postcode district, there is the town centre, the majority of the historic Bury Park and the main hospitals. It is roughly bounded by Boundary Street in the east, Dunstable Road in the north, Midland Road in the west, and Marsh Road in the south.

LU1 is known for being a dynamic area, with people of diverse backgrounds living in the postcode district. It has a vibrant nightlife, with a range of restaurants, pubs and clubs. Additionally, LU1 has a number of green spaces, including the Manor Road Recreation Ground, Lewsey Park and the Round Greens Sport Ground.

There are a number of schools in the area served by LU1 postcode, including Bury Park Primary School, Challney High School, Spinneyfield Infant and Nursery School and The Padbury Church of England Combined School.

The area is well connected to the rest of Central Luton and beyond by the A505, Stopsley Way and A6. There are also frequent bus services, operated by Arriva, Centrebus, Grant Palmer Limited, Hedingham and Uno, connecting LU1 to Luton Portland, Marsh Farm, Lewsey Farm, Bury Park, Lewsey, Plaiters Way, and Junction 11 of the M1 motorway.

LU1 is a bustling area with something to offer to everyone. It has a variety of shops, eateries and leisure facilities for all ages, including shopping centres, supermarkets, takeaways, cafes, restaurants, parks, churches, and community centres. Furthermore, LU1 is also home to Luton's largest mosque, Islamia Mosque Luton, as well as other places of worship.

Additionally, LU1 is home to many large companies and organisations, such as NHS Luton, Luton Borough Council, Luton International Airport, EasyJet and Vauxhall Motors. It is also home to Luton Sixth Form College, a large college offering a range of courses in a wide range of subjects.

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  • 73%WORKING

27% of people in LU1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 15%AB
  • 49%C2/C2
  • 36%DE

According to census records, 15% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 43%WHITE
  • 57%NON-WHITE

43% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Bedfordshire

LU1 is located in the county of Bedfordshire, in England.

Bedfordshire has a total population of 664,500, making it the 36th largest county in the UK.

Bedfordshire has a total area of 477 square miles, and a population density of 537 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Bedfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeLU1
Postal TownLuton
MSOA NameLuton 018
LSOA NameLuton 018F
Local AuthorityLuton
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

LU1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LU1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Aley Green
Bury Park
Chaul End
Chiltern Green
East Hyde
Farley Hill
Hart Hill
High Town
New Town
Park Street
Round Green
Slip End
Winsdon Hill
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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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