61,454TOTAL POPULATION
21,868HOUSEHOLDS
10.1%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£29,120AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
LU3 POSTCODE REGION

Luton (LU3)

The LU3 postcode area is located in the Luton postcode town region, within the county of Bedfordshire, and contains a total of 1231 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the LU3 postcode area, including Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, which come under the local authority of the Luton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 17% of people in LU3 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 LU3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 79%WORKING
  • 21%UNEMPLOYED

21% of people in LU3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 17%AB
  • 51%C2/C2
  • 32%DE

According to census records, 17% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 45%WHITE
  • 55%NON-WHITE

45% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

LU3Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

The county of Bedfordshire

LU3 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.

LU3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LU3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Dunstable
Leighton Buzzard
Luton
Bedfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeLU3
Postal TownLuton
MSOA NameLuton 017
LSOA NameLuton 017A
CountyBedfordshire
RegionBedfordshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityLuton
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town
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