Area Information for Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG

Gallery Square in Walsall is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the St Matthew's ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Walsall South. This page combines information for the address Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WS2 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.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Walsall
Ward St Matthew's
Constituency Walsall South
Region West Midlands * Note that this refers to the Region, not the County of the same name
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 Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG:

Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LN
Wolverhampton Street, Walsall, WS2 8LR
Townend Street, Walsall, WS2 8LP
Green Lane, Walsall, WS2 8HE
Green Lane, Walsall, WS2 8HH
Stafford Street, Walsall, WS2 8DF

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WS2 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG 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

The area containing Gallery Square, Walsall consists predominantly of flats, which is common in inner cities, student neighbourhoods and poorer suburban settings. 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 3
Semi-Detached 30
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 205
Flat (Converted) 4
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Caravan/Park/Temporary 1
Total 291
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Gallery Square, Walsall contains a higher than average level of rented housing (excluding social housing) - 63% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 16%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 6
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 47
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 147
Rented: Other 8
Rent Free 2
Total 245

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 122
Two People 87
Three People 12
Four People 15
Five People 9
Six People 0
Seven People 0
8+ People 0
Total 245

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 46
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 73
C2 - Skilled manual workers 46
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 69
Total 234

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. The local area around WS2 8LG however is predominantly male (56%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are: areas associated with nearby higher education, areas that contain large establishments such as boarding schools, and areas with younger populations (females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas).

Male 244
Female 193
Total 437

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 30
5-7 11
8-9 4
10-14 9
15 4
16-17 6
18-19 8
20-24 86
25-29 85
30-44 122
45-59 54
60-64 5
65-74 10
75-84 1
85-89 1
90+ 1
Total 437

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

In the immediate vicinity of WS2 8LG there is a large concentration of residents that are single - 54% of the resident population. On average, around 35% of census respondents were single. Areas with large single populations are often in built-up areas, with good entertainment facilities. It is also common to see a younger population in these areas.

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 236
Married 87
Divorced 30
Separated 19
Widowed 3
Same Sex 4
Total 379

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.

Very Good 200
Good 166
Fair 44
Bad 16
Very Bad 11
Total 437

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) 106
Apprenticeship 6
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 55
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 72
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 53
No GCSEs or Equivalent 60
Other 27
Total 379

Ethnic Group Embed This

Gallery Square, Walsall can be considered more ethnically diverse than the UK average. As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with residents of this area being 56% 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 245
Mixed Ethnicity 39
Indian 38
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 12
Chinese 8
Other Asian 26
Black African 10
Black Caribbean 8
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 8
Total 437

Country of Birth Embed This Back to Top

In this area (Gallery Square, Walsall), 69% of the residents were born in England, which is significantly below the English average.

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 303
Wales 2
Scotland 4
Northern Ireland 0
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 34
Other 91
Total 437

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 WS2 8LG

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 295
Republic of Ireland 1
Europe (including European Union) 32
African Countries 6
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 4
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 76

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.

Christian 188
No Religion 123
Buddhist 12
Hindu 13
Jewish 0
Muslim 60
Sikh 11
Other Religion 6
Not Stated 24
Total 437

Economic Activity Embed This

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 185
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 37
Self Employed 19
Unemployed 37
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 33
Retired 7
Looking After Home or Family 18
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 14
Total 376

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
Manufacturing 32
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 9
Construction 7
RetailInc. Wholesale 60
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 7
Accommodation and Food 11
Information and Communication 1
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 9
Real Estate 4
Professional, Scientific and Technical 12
Administration 10
Public Administration and Defence 8
Education 16
HealthInc. Social Work 42
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 250

Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG is within the St Matthew's policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view crimes committed near Gallery Square
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Below are the details of the closest services to WS2 8LG. 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 WS2 8LG.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest railway station is Walsall, approximately 170 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Walsall 170 yards
Bescot Stadium 1.6 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 2.3 miles
Bloxwich 2.5 miles
Bloxwich North 3.1 miles
Hamstead (Birmingham) 4.5 miles
Dudley Port 5 miles
Coseley 5 miles
Tipton 5.1 miles
Landywood 5.2 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 5.4 miles
Wolverhampton 5.6 miles
The Hawthorns 5.6 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 5.8 miles
Perry Barr 5.9 miles
Blake Street 6.1 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 6.2 miles
Butlers Lane 6.2 miles
Langley Green 6.4 miles
Witton (West Midlands) 6.6 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest is St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Walsall, approximately 510 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
St Patrick's Catholic Primary School, Walsall 510 yards
Birchills Church of England Community Academy 550 yards
Croft Academy 0.5 miles
Butts Primary School 0.5 miles
Blue Coat Church of England Aided Infant School 0.6 miles
Blue Coat Church of England Aided Junior School 0.6 miles
Caldmore Primary Academy 0.7 miles
Chuckery Primary School 0.7 miles
Reedswood E-ACT Academy 0.7 miles
Palfrey Infant School 0.8 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest is Walsall Studio School, approximately 480 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Walsall Studio School 480 yards
Queen Mary's High School 0.5 miles
Blue Coat Church of England Academy 0.5 miles
Queen Mary's Grammar School 1 mile
West Walsall E-ACT Academy 1 mile
Joseph Leckie Academy 1.4 miles
Wood Green Academy 1.7 miles
Stuart Bathurst Catholic High School 1.7 miles
Willenhall E-ACT Academy 1.9 miles
Wodensborough Ormiston Academy 2.6 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest is Saddlers Health Centre, 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 Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest is mydentist, Bradford Street, Walsall, approximately 350 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 10 closest hospitals to Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest is Manor Hospital - Primecare Primary Care, approximately 0.6 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Gallery Square, Walsall, WS2 8LG. The nearest is Boots-Walsall - Townsend Sq, approximately 110 yards away.

* 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.