Authority → Leicestershire

Leicestershire Population

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

Last update: January 17, 2024

712,600

Population

6.0%

Unqualified

3.0%

Unemployment

£31,902

Salary

£271,691

Property

Quick answer: Leicestershire is a local authority in England. The population of Leicestershire is 712,600. The population per square mile of Leicestershire is 856. The average salary in Leicestershire is £31,902 per year. The average property price in Leicestershire is £271,691.


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


Leicestershire Demographics


The population of Leicestershire is 712,600. The population per square mile of Leicestershire is 856. The population has decreased by 500 in the past year. The population has increased by 170,000 since 1981.


There are more females in Leicestershire. They account for 50.7% of the population.


Leicestershire Employment


81.8% of the people in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire is 3.0%. The definition of unemployment is being economically active but unemployed. The average unemployment rate nationally is 3.8%.


Leicestershire Student Population


The student population of Leicestershire is 18,100. Students account for 27.0% of the economically inactive population aged 16 to 64.


90.5% of the people in Leicestershire have an NVQ1 qualification. 81.6% have an NVQ2 qualification. 62.4% have an NVQ3 qualification. 40.7% have an NVQ4 qualification.


6.0% of the people in Leicestershire have no qualifications. The national average for people with no qualifications is 6.6%.


Leicestershire Economy


There are 30,065 businesses in Leicestershire. 89.2% are micro businesses. 8.7% are small businesses. 1.6% are medium businesses. 0.4% are large businesses.


The biggest industry employers in Leicestershire are wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles businesses.


Leicestershire Salary


The average salary in Leicestershire is £31,902 per year. Males earn 20.7% more.


Salaries in Leicestershire are 4.44% less than the national average of £33,384.


Leicestershire Property


The average property price in Leicestershire is £271,691. The national average property price is £294,910.


Average property prices by type in Leicestershire: £445,418 for detached houses. £271,294 for semi-detached houses. £219,828 for terrace houses. £150,225 for flats.