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Leicester Household Survey 2021

The Leicester Household Survey is designed to capture information on the composition, characteristics, attitudes and behaviour of private households and individuals.

Aims of the survey

The survey aims to help shape council services, make decisions based on evidence about the local population, and gain a better understanding of the needs of residents. The specific aims of the survey are to:

  • better understand local characteristics alongside census data
  • meet local government needs for relevant data to support decision making
  • allow wellbeing and financial circumstances within households to be analysed
  • be understandable and useful to stakeholders and partners

About the 2021 survey

The survey was conducted between 25 October and 23 December 2021 with a total of 3,272 responses collected from adults (18+) with a Leicester postcode. Around 40% of responses were collected by fieldworkers and 60% completed online. The sample was reasonably representative of Leicester’s adult population by ethnicity, deprivation, housing tenure, and broad area of the city.

The survey asked questions covering:

  • About your household
  • Health and wellbeing
  • Money and finances
  • Digital access and internet use
  • News and information
  • Leicester City Council and you

You can download a report attached to this page. The survey datasets are available to explore by topic and demographic characteristics on the council’s open data platform -