Latimer, Leicester

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Latimer
LeicesterLatimerWard.png
Population 11,583 
Unitary authority Leicester
Ceremonial county Leicestershire
Region East Midlands
Country England
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town LEICESTER
Postcode district LE4
Dialling code 0116
Police Leicestershire
Fire Leicestershire
Ambulance East Midlands
EU Parliament East Midlands
UK Parliament Leicester East
List of places
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Latimer is an electoral ward and administrative division of the city of Leicester, England, consisting of the residential suburb of St Marks.

History[edit]

The St Marks estate was built in the wake of Leicester's slum clearance programmes in 1960.[1]

Geography[edit]

Latimer is bounded by the wards of Belgrave to the north, Spinney Hills to the south, Abbey to the west and Charnwood to the east.[2]

Demographics[edit]

The Latimer ward had a population of 11,583, with an average age of 35, in line with the average for Leicester. It has the highest concentration of Indian residents in Leicester, at 74% of Latimer's population, compared to 25% across the city. Only 16% of Latimer residents are native British.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ OneLeicester. "St Matthews and St Marks Neighborhood Delivery Plan". Retrieved 2011-11-14. 
  2. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Maps". Retrieved 2011-10-11. 
  3. ^ Leicester City Council. "Ward Profiles - 2001 Census - Population". Retrieved 2011-11-14.