38,037TOTAL POPULATION
15,310HOUSEHOLDS
5.0%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£34,840AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
LU5 POSTCODE REGION

Luton (LU5)

The LU5 postcode area is located in the Luton postcode town region, within the county of Bedfordshire, and contains a total of 978 individual postcodes.

There are 2 electoral wards in the LU5 postcode area, including Dunstable, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, which come under the local authority of the Central Bedfordshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 19% of people in LU5 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 LU5 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 88%WORKING
  • 12%UNEMPLOYED

12% of people in LU5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 19%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 24%DE

According to census records, 19% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 85%WHITE
  • 15%NON-WHITE

85% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

LU5Bedfordshire

Bedfordshire

The county of Bedfordshire

LU5 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.

LU5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of LU5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Dunstable
Leighton Buzzard
Luton
Bedfordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeLU5
Postal TownLuton
MSOA NameCentral Bedfordshire 030
LSOA NameCentral Bedfordshire 030B
CountyBedfordshire
RegionBedfordshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityCentral Bedfordshire
Area ClassificationLargely Rural (rural including hub towns 50-79%)
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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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