Area Information for Pontefract, WF8 4QA

This postcode in Pontefract is in the Yorkshire and The Humber region of England. The postcode is within the Pontefract North ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford. This page combines information for the address Pontefract, WF8 4QA, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WF8 here. For more details on the exact area these statistics cover, please see the map below and click "Show Census Area Covered" immediately below the map.

Please Note

This postcode was terminated by the Royal Mail in June 1998. Where possible, we have attempted to find data relating to the area in which the postcode used to reside before retirement. However, some data such as street names and house pricing is based on current postcodes only and so may be missing or incomplete.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wakefield
Ward Pontefract North
Constituency Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford
Region Yorkshire and The Humber
Country England


Nearby Locations

Our information is available for almost all UK postcodes. Why not take a look at some of these other postcodes in the immediate vicinity of Pontefract, WF8 4QA:

Park Road Retail Park, Park Road, Pontefract, WF8 4PR
Pontefract Park, Pontefract, WF8 4RA
Park Road, Pontefract, WF8 4PS
Park Lane, Pontefract, WF8 4QQ
Pecan Court, Pontefract, WF8 4FS
Park Villas Drive, Pontefract, WF8 4QF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WF8 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Pontefract, WF8 4QA is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. Please note: census information may include figures for adjacent streets and postcodes. The figures are therefore representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses. The census collection is designed so that each group of postcodes should contain at least 100 people (50 in Scotland). This is done to preserve the anonymity of the people in that area, as some postcodes cover a very small area, sometimes a single building. You can see the area covered by the census statistics by clicking "Show Census Area Covered" below the map above.

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House Prices

There have been no house sales reported to the Land Registry in this postcode since January 1st 1995.

Our data comes directly from the Land Registry, and is updated monthly. It does not include commercial sales, or sales of land without property.

Housing Types Embed This

This area contains a mixture of housing types, as detailed below. No single type of dwelling accounts for more than 50% of the dwellings. Please note that the figures may include adjacent streets - see the Summary tab for an explanation and map of the area that these figures cover.

Housing Types
Detached 38
Semi-Detached 54
Terraced 5
Flat (Purpose-Built) 63
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 3
Total 167
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Pontefract contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 22% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 47
Owned with Mortgage 38
Shared Ownership 1
Rented: From Council 30
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 6
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 34
Rent Free 0
Total 156

Housing Occupancy Embed This Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 61
Two People 48
Three People 24
Four People 18
Five People 3
Six People 2
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 156

Social Grade Embed This

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 25
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 27
C2 - Skilled manual workers 27
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 33
Total 112

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly equal at 49% male, 51% female. This address in Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford constituency is broadly in line with those figures, with 50% male.

Gender
Male 165
Female 163
Total 328

Age Groups Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 12
5-7 5
8-9 12
10-14 16
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 8
20-24 20
25-29 25
30-44 61
45-59 73
60-64 24
65-74 34
75-84 20
85-89 6
90+ 0
Total 328

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WF8 4QA does not show a significant deviation from the average figures for the UK. In the UK as a whole, the average figures are approximately as follows for relationship statuses: 34% single, 47% married, 3% separated, 9% divorced, 7% widowed, and 0.2% same sex.

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 82
Married 129
Divorced 38
Separated 7
Widowed 22
Same Sex 0
Total 278

Health Embed This Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Health
Very Good 126
Good 124
Fair 50
Bad 23
Very Bad 5
Total 328

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

The qualification levels are based on current qualification names. The former Ordinary Levels (O-Levels) and CSEs will be included in the GCSE figures. Former Higher School Certificates (HSCs) will be counted as A Levels.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 70
Apprenticeship 14
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 30
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 58
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 29
No GCSEs or Equivalent 63
Other 14
Total 278

Ethnic Group Embed This

This address (Pontefract) can be considered less ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 99% so.

As a country with a diverse population, the UK is home to other sizable ethnic groups, with mixed ethnicity (2.1%), Indian (2.4%) and Pakistani (1.9%) being the largest groups reported.

There is considerable division of ethnicities within the UK, with ethnically diverse addresses uncommon outside of urban areas.

Ethnic Group
White 325
Mixed Ethnicity 2
Indian 1
Total 328

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, approximately 83.5% of the resident population of England were born in England. The other groups were 1% Welsh, 1.35% Scottish, 0.4% Northern Irish, 0.75% from the Republic of Ireland, 3.75% from other European Union countries, and 9.4% from outside of Europe, with the remainder not stated.

Country of Birth
England 308
Wales 2
Scotland 5
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 2
European Union 10
Other 1
Total 328

Passport(s) Held Embed This Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports. The data may include people living in adjacent addresses to WF8 4QA

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 257
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 6
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 0
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 64

Religion Embed This Back to Top

England and Wales are primarily Christian countries, with 59.3% of residents Christian. However, a sizeable portion of the population (25.1%) claim to have no religion. Some 4.8% identify themselves as Muslim, 1.5% Hindu, 0.4% Buddhist, 0.5% Jewish, 0.8% Sikh, and 0.4% as other religions, while the remaining 7.2% did not state their religious views.

Religion
Christian 224
No Religion 71
Buddhist 0
Hindu 0
Jewish 1
Muslim 0
Sikh 0
Other Religion 0
Not Stated 32
Total 328

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Pontefract North ward showed a higher than average concentration of retired residents - 20% of the resident population. On average, around 13.8% of census respondents were retired. While the UK has an aging population, less residents over 65 are choosing to retire than previously. Between the 2001 and 2011 census, the number of economically active 65-74 year olds almost doubled to 8.7% - an increase of some 413,000 people.

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 104
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 31
Self Employed 21
Unemployed 11
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 13
Retired 50
Looking After Home or Family 5
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 10
Other 7
Total 252

Employment Industry Embed This Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 1
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 26
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 3
Construction 14
RetailInc. Wholesale 27
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 10
Information and Communication 2
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 10
Real Estate 3
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5
Administration 5
Public Administration and Defence 7
Education 15
HealthInc. Social Work 13
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 12
Total 161

Pontefract, WF8 4QA is within the Wakefield East and South East policing neighbourhood, under the West Yorkshire Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In August 2020, 45 crimes were reported within half a mile of WF8 4QA.


Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 45 crimes committed near WF8 4QA
Neighbourhood Team Address Wakefield East and South East
Stockingate
South Kirkby
WF9 3XA
Force Website: http://default/my-neighbourhood

Data courtesy of police.uk. See our Data Sources page for more information.

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Below are the details of the closest services to WF8 4QA. All distances are straightline distances, please consult the map of the facility to check the exact location. You can also view these details on our interactive services map for WF8 4QA.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest railway station is Pontefract Tanshelf, approximately 320 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Pontefract Tanshelf 320 yards
Pontefract Monkhill 0.8 miles
Pontefract Baghill 0.8 miles
Glasshoughton 1.2 miles
Featherstone 2 miles
Castleford 2.4 miles
Knottingley 2.6 miles
Streethouse 3.5 miles
Normanton 4.2 miles
Fitzwilliam 4.9 miles
Micklefield 6.4 miles
Woodlesford 6.5 miles
South Milford 6.6 miles
Whitley Bridge 6.7 miles
East Garforth 6.9 miles
Wakefield Kirkgate 6.9 miles
Sandal & Agbrigg 6.9 miles
Moorthorpe 7.1 miles
South Elmsall 7.2 miles
Garforth 7.3 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest is St Joseph's Catholic Primary School, approximately 710 yards away.

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest is The King's School, approximately 0.8 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The King's School 0.8 miles
    
Carleton High School 1.6 miles
    
St Wilfrid's Catholic High School & Sixth Form College: A Voluntary Academy 1.6 miles
    
The Featherstone Academy 1.7 miles
    
Airedale Academy 1.8 miles
    
Castleford Academy 2.2 miles
    
De Lacy Academy 3.3 miles
    
Outwood Academy Freeston 3.7 miles
    
Brigshaw High School 4.9 miles
    
Crofton Academy 5.2 miles
    

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest is Stuart Road Surgery, approximately 560 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Dentists

Listed here are the 10 closest dentists to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest is Mr H R Letuka, approximately 780 yards away. Please consult the NHS Choices website to check if the facility is currently accepting new NHS patients.

Nearest Hospitals

Listed here are the 7 closest hospitals to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest is Pontefract General Infirmary, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Pontefract, WF8 4QA. The nearest is Site for Sore Eyes, approximately 720 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Site for Sore Eyes 720 yards
Boots-Pontefract 0.5 miles
Specsavers 0.5 miles
Bayfields Opticians 0.5 miles
Smartspec 0.5 miles
Moorhouse Opticians Ltd 0.6 miles
Moorhouse Opticians 2.1 miles
Premier Optical 2.4 miles
iVision Opticians 2.4 miles
Visionplus Castleford Ltd 2.4 miles

* Distances are measured in a straight line from the given postcode. Please consult the facility's map page or your preferred route finding/GPS app for driving directions.