51,547TOTAL POPULATION
17,652HOUSEHOLDS
12.6%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£39,520AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
LU4 POSTCODE REGION

Luton (LU4)

The LU4 postcode area is located in the Luton postcode town region, within the county of Bedfordshire, and contains a total of 1023 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the LU4 postcode area, including Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, which come under the local authority of the Luton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 13% of people in LU4 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 LU4 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 76%WORKING
  • 24%UNEMPLOYED

24% of people in LU4 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 13%AB
  • 48%C2/C2
  • 38%DE

According to census records, 13% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 37%WHITE
  • 63%NON-WHITE

37% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

LU4Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

The county of Bedfordshire

LU4 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.

LU4 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LU4, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Dunstable
Leighton Buzzard
Luton
Bedfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeLU4
Postal TownLuton
MSOA NameLuton 013
LSOA NameLuton 013B
CountyBedfordshire
RegionBedfordshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityLuton
Area ClassificationUrban with City and Town
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