Authority → Leicester

Leicester Population

Here are the latest population statistics on Leicester in the United Kingdom. The data is updated regularly per the latest population statistics releases.

Last update: January 17, 2024

366,000

Population

12.0%

Unqualified

4.7%

Unemployment

£29,520

Salary

£263,875

Property

Quick answer: Leicester is a local authority in England. The population of Leicester is 366,000. The population per square mile of Leicester is 1,262. The average salary in Leicester is £29,520 per year. The average property price in Leicester is £263,875.


Books about Leicester: Numerous fiction and non-fiction books have been produced about the rich history of Leicester. Here is a link to some of the books about Leicester.


Leicester Demographics


The population of Leicester is 366,000. The population per square mile of Leicester is 1,262. The population has increased by 12,000 in the past year. The population has increased by 82,900 since 1981.


There are more females in Leicester. They account for 50.5% of the population.


Leicester Employment


66.6% of the people in Leicester are in employment. There are more males in employment. The definition of employment is being employed or self-employed and aged 16 to 64.


The unemployment rate in Leicester is 4.7%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Leicester Student Population


The student population of Leicester is 28,100. Students account for 39.6% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


78.4% of the people in Leicester have an NVQ1 qualification. 70.7% have an NVQ2 qualification. 54.9% have an NVQ3 qualification. 35.3% have an NVQ4 qualification.


12.0% of the people in Leicester have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Leicester Economy


There are 14,595 businesses in Leicester. 89.3% are micro businesses. 8.9% are small businesses. 1.5% are medium businesses. 0.3% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Leicester are human health and social work activities businesses.


Leicester Salary


The average salary in Leicester is £29,520 per year. Males earn 10.2% more.


Salaries in Leicester are 11.57% less than the national average of £33,384.


Leicester Property


The average property price in Leicester is £263,875. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Leicester: £421,021 for detached houses. £269,798 for semi-detached houses. £211,156 for terrace houses. £153,525 for flats.