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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 6 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.

The LU3 postcode covers part of the town of Luton in the county of Bedfordshire, England. It is divided into three parts, LU3 1, LU3 2 and LU3 3, with the main post town being Luton. The postal district falls within the Luton Borough Council area of administration.

LU3 1 covers mainly the Leagrave area of Luton, although parts of nearby Farley Hill and Round Green also fall into this district. It contains the Farley Hill and Leagave Industrial Estates, and includes the popular Leagrave High Street shopping area.

LU3 2 is located in the northern part of Luton, and contains a number of vibrant, multicultural communities including Stopsley, Bushmead and the Marsh Farm Estate. This area contains many retail stores and restaurants as well as some industrial units.

LU3 3 covers mainly a rural area located to the west of Luton, and includes the hamlets of Harlington, Cranfield, Tithe Farm and East Hyde. It forms part of the wider district of Luton-Dunstable Urban Area and has some unique features including the Harlington Medieval Village and the Luton-Dunstable Railway line.

The LU3 postcode is served by numerous transport links, with Luton Airport located just a short drive away. The M1 and A6 roads also pass through the area, and are key connections to the national motorway network. As well as this, the LU3 area has good bus, train and coach services which link to the surrounding towns and cities.

The local healthcare is provided by Luton Hospital, located in Leagrave, and a number of local GP practices servicing the areas of Leagrave, Stopsley and Bushmead, among others. Education is served by a number of local primary and secondary schools, while higher education can be accessed nearby at the University of Bedfordshire, located in Luton town centre.

As well as being a popular place to live, the LU3 postcode is also popular with tourists due to its close proximity to London only an hour away by train and the many attractions located within the district, such as the Luton Hoo Estate and its glorious gardens and lake. The area also offers a selection of pubs, restaurants and leisure activities.

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  • 79%WORKING

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


  • 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%.


  • 45%WHITE
  • 55%NON-WHITE

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

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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.

Bedfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeLU3
Postal TownLuton
MSOA NameLuton 017
LSOA NameLuton 017A
Local AuthorityLuton
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town

LU3 Electoral Wards

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

Lower Sundon
Sundon Park
Upper Sundon
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Your views ofLU3

MP, luton

Thursday, October 17, 2019

I've been living in the area for 14yrs and never had any issues. Being in a close means that it's far quieter than other places and access to the train and motorway network is very good.

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