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City of Leeds

The visualisations on this page present a picture of life in Leeds for young people, and the opportunities that exist for them to engage with arts and culture. We are using data to answer questions such as - how many young people are there in Leeds, and where is there a greater proportion of young people across the city? Where are the creative hotspots, with creative practitioners who are able to offer engagement activities with schools and young people? Where are the schools in Leeds that have the best offering of creative curriculum and enrichment activities? Explore the data below.

Leeds population

822500

Schools in Leeds

294

School age population

208600

Projected population 2025 - all ages

806609

Projected population 2025 - school age

212178

Populations of Leeds

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Population of young people by ward

This map represents the percentage of people in each ward whom are under 19 years old. Darker colours indicate areas with a greater proportion of young people.

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20%
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10%
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Hexmap Adel and Wharfedale: 21.58% Alwoodley: 24.31% Ardsley and Robin Hood: 22.42% Armley: 23.92% Beeston and Holbeck: 25.15% Bramley and Stanningley: 24.22% Burmantofts and Richmond Hill: 28.6% Calverley and Farsley: 22.28% Chapel Allerton: 21.81% Cross Gates and Whinmoor: 23.04% Farnley and Wortley: 22.91% Garforth and Swillington: 20.36% Gipton and Harehills: 33.52% Guiseley and Rawdon: 22.08% Harewood: 20.25% Headingley and Hyde Park: 7.01% Horsforth: 23.78% Hunslet & Riverside: 23.37% Killingbeck and Seacroft: 26.9% Kippax and Methley: 21.95% Kirkstall: 17.22% Little London and Woodhouse: 13.69% Middleton Park: 28.34% Moortown: 22.47% Morley North: 20.56% Morley South: 21.35% Otley and Yeadon: 19.47% Pudsey: 22.35% Rothwell: 21.05% Roundhay: 24.49% Temple Newsam: 22.98% Weetwood: 20.15% Wetherby: 18.94%

Indices of multiple deprivation by Leeds ward

The indices of multiple deprivation, by Leeds ward. Darker colours reflect areas of higher deprivation.

Lowest Deprivation
Highest Deprivation
Hexmap Adel and Wharfedale: 8.14 Alwoodley: 7.25 Ardsley and Robin Hood: 6.45 Armley: 1.86 Beeston and Holbeck: 2 Bramley and Stanningley: 2.41 Burmantofts and Richmond Hill: 1.07 Calverley and Farsley: 6.36 Chapel Allerton: 3.46 Cross Gates and Whinmoor: 4.4 Farnley and Wortley: 3.12 Garforth and Swillington: 7 Gipton and Harehills: 1.06 Guiseley and Rawdon: 7.86 Harewood: 8.75 Headingley and Hyde Park: 4.8 Horsforth: 8.14 Hunslet & Riverside: 2.62 Killingbeck and Seacroft: 1.65 Kippax and Methley: 5.79 Kirkstall: 3.17 Little London and Woodhouse: 2.82 Middleton Park: 1.38 Moortown: 7.15 Morley North: 5.87 Morley South: 4.62 Otley and Yeadon: 6.07 Pudsey: 4.69 Rothwell: 5.29 Roundhay: 6.56 Temple Newsam: 4.86 Weetwood: 6.07 Wetherby: 8

Cultural organisations in Leeds

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Number of cultural organisations by ward

This map represents the number of cultural organisations with addresses in each ward. There are 7 cultural organisations in our dataset that were not assigned to a ward. Darker colours indicate areas where more cultural organisations are based.

Hexmap Alwoodley: 2 Armley: 5 Beeston and Holbeck: 9 Burmantofts and Richmond Hill: 3 Calverley and Farsley: 13 Chapel Allerton: 11 Garforth and Swillington: 1 Gipton and Harehills: 4 Guiseley and Rawdon: 1 Harewood: 1 Headingley and Hyde Park: 3 Horsforth: 3 Hunslet & Riverside: 11 Killingbeck and Seacroft: 3 Kirkstall: 2 Little London and Woodhouse: 51 Middleton Park: 1 Moortown: 1 Morley South: 2 Otley and Yeadon: 4 Pudsey: 1 Roundhay: 1

Leeds City Council - funded organisations

The number of organisations in each ward that have been awarded funding as part of the Leeds Cultural Investment Programme. Darker colours represent areas where more grants were awarded.

Hexmap Alwoodley: 1 Armley: 2 Beeston and Holbeck: 7 Burmantofts and Richmond Hill: 3 Chapel Allerton: 2 Gipton and Harehills: 2 Headingley and Hyde Park: 1 Horsforth: 1 Hunslet & Riverside: 1 Killingbeck and Seacroft: 1 Little London and Woodhouse: 19 Middleton Park: 1 Otley and Yeadon: 2

Creative Subject Entries

The data below explores the number of students who enter for creative subjects at GCSE and A Level. We want to understand how these trends change over time at a national level and how the attitudes of young people in Leeds compare with the national picture.

National GCSE Subject Entries

Computing
Chemistry
Business studies
Biology
Art & design subjects
Date2017201920212023Number of subject entries010000012000014000016000018000020000200000220000240000400006000080000Art & design subjects 2017: 165115Art & design subjects 2018: 168765Art & design subjects 2019: 184060Art & design subjects 2020: 193035Art & design subjects 2021: 197595Art & design subjects 2022: 194040Art & design subjects 2023: 187710Biology 2017: 133030Biology 2018: 167075Biology 2019: 167525Biology 2020: 166635Biology 2021: 171835Biology 2022: 174605Biology 2023: 180125Business studies 2017: 87455Business studies 2018: 85465Business studies 2019: 89860Business studies 2020: 91800Business studies 2021: 95610Business studies 2022: 100990Business studies 2023: 114525Chemistry 2017: 132520Chemistry 2018: 160110Chemistry 2019: 160980Chemistry 2020: 159760Chemistry 2021: 165710Chemistry 2022: 167190Chemistry 2023: 173530Computing 2017: 69350Computing 2018: 72360Computing 2019: 78080Computing 2020: 76180Computing 2021: 77245Computing 2022: 79135Computing 2023: 88530

The number of young people opting for arts and creative subjects at GCSE level has plateaued, and began to decline in the last two years relative to other subjects such as Business Studies.

National A Level Subject Entries

Computing
Chemistry
Business studies
Biology
Art & design subjects
Date2017201920212023Number of subject entries01000020000300004000050000600007000080000Art & design subjects 2017: 41150Art & design subjects 2018: 40300Art & design subjects 2019: 39635Art & design subjects 2020: 39145Art & design subjects 2021: 39370Art & design subjects 2022: 42100Art & design subjects 2023: 40930Biology 2017: 56945Biology 2018: 58925Biology 2019: 64460Biology 2020: 61130Biology 2021: 63765Biology 2022: 66220Biology 2023: 68870Business studies 2017: 32540Business studies 2018: 30155Business studies 2019: 30820Business studies 2020: 33260Business studies 2021: 35285Business studies 2022: 38980Business studies 2023: 41265Chemistry 2017: 48765Chemistry 2018: 50830Chemistry 2019: 55615Chemistry 2020: 53435Chemistry 2021: 55485Chemistry 2022: 54865Chemistry 2023: 57620Computing 2017: 7710Computing 2018: 9685Computing 2019: 10550Computing 2020: 11730Computing 2021: 12930Computing 2022: 15210Computing 2023: 17420

The number of young people opting for arts and creative subjects at A level has stayed roughly the same.

Known Limitations & Issues

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