Area Information for Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX

Woodcross Lane in Bilston is in the West Midlands region of England. The postcode is within the Spring Vale ward/electoral division, which is in the constituency of Wolverhampton South East. This page combines information for the address Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX, and the neighbourhood in which it resides. If you wish, you can also view information for the whole of WV14 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.

For information about recent house sales in this postcode, please view our property sales page for WV14 9BX.

Basic Information

Area Type Urban
Local Authority Wolverhampton
Ward Spring Vale
Constituency Wolverhampton South East
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 Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX:

Childs Avenue, Bilston, WV14 9XB
Pointon Close, Bilston, WV14 9XE
Rookery Road, Bilston, WV14 9BY
Darby Close, Bilston, WV14 9XD
Ettingshall Road, Bilston, WV14 9XF
Beach Avenue, Bilston, WV14 9BP

Alternatively, click here to view demographic information about WV14 as a whole.

About the Demographic Information

The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX 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

We have found 4 property sales in Woodcross Lane since the beginning of 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 Woodcross Lane, Bilston consists predominantly of semi-detached housing, which can be an indicator of an affluent neighbourhood. 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 8
Semi-Detached 92
Terraced 11
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4
Flat (Converted) 0
Residence in Commercial Building 7
Total 122
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Housing Tenure Embed This Back to Top

The area containing Woodcross Lane, Bilston contains a higher than average level of social housing - 36% of household spaces. This contrasts with the national average of just over 18%.

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 39
Owned with Mortgage 27
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 42
Rented: Other Social inc. charities and housing associations 1
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5
Rent Free 6
Total 120

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 32
Two People 37
Three People 17
Four People 13
Five People 15
Six People 5
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 120

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 7
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 17
C2 - Skilled manual workers 24
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 26
Total 74

Gender Embed This Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the gender split is roughly 49% male, 51% female. This part of the Spring Vale ward however contains significantly more women than average (57%). This can be caused by a number of factors, but amongst the most common are large establishments such as boarding schools and convents, and areas with older populations.

Females on average live longer than males, so are more likely to be found in retirement areas. In general, as people age they move away from city centre addresses to suburbs, smaller towns and rural locations, so these areas often show a greater number of females, with inner city areas showing the opposite trend.

Male 137
Female 184
Total 321

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 24
5-7 19
8-9 5
10-14 28
15 2
16-17 15
18-19 15
20-24 16
25-29 12
30-44 58
45-59 46
60-64 16
65-74 36
75-84 18
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 321

Relationship Status Embed This Back to Top

The postcode WV14 9BX 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 79
Married 120
Divorced 11
Separated 3
Widowed 30
Same Sex 0
Total 243

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 130
Good 100
Fair 69
Bad 20
Very Bad 2
Total 321

Education & Qualifications Embed This Back to Top

Woodcross Lane and surrounding area has a larger than average concentration of residents have no qualifications - 44% of the resident population. On average, around 22.9% of census respondents fall into this category.

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) 28
Apprenticeship 5
HNC, HND or 2+ A Levels 22
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 40
1-4 GCSEs or Equivalent 26
No GCSEs or Equivalent 107
Other 15
Total 243

Ethnic Group Embed This

As whole, the UK population claims itself as approximately 86% white, with this area being 73% white.

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 233
Mixed Ethnicity 23
Indian 39
Pakistani 5
Other Asian 12
Black Caribbean 4
Other 5
Total 321

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 290
Wales 1
Scotland 0
Northern Ireland 1
Republic of Ireland 0
European Union 5
Other 24
Total 321

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 WV14 9BX

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 211
Republic of Ireland 0
Europe (including European Union) 0
African Countries 0
Middle East or Asia 8
North America or Caribbean 1
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 0
None 101

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 170
No Religion 66
Buddhist 1
Hindu 0
Jewish 0
Muslim 4
Sikh 45
Other Religion 5
Not Stated 30
Total 321

Economic Activity Embed This

This address within the Spring Vale 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 58
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 25
Self Employed 12
Unemployed 18
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 27
Retired 42
Looking After Home or Family 14
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 12
Other 6
Total 214

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 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 11
RetailInc. Wholesale 18
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 2
Accommodation and Food 7
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2
Real Estate 1
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1
Administration 9
Public Administration and Defence 3
Education 7
HealthInc. Social Work 17
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 8
Total 103

Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX is within the Ettingshall, Blakenhall and Spring Vale policing neighbourhood, under the West Midlands Police force area. For non-urgent queries, contact 101. For emergency assistance, please contact 999. In October 2021, 1 crime was reported within 1 mile of WV14 9BX.

Neighbourhood Team

Crime: Click here to view 1 crime committed near Woodcross Lane
Neighbourhood Team Address Ettingshall, Blakenhall and Spring Vale

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Below are the details of the closest services to WV14 9BX. 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 WV14 9BX.

Nearest Railway Stations

Listed here are the 20 closest railway stations to Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest railway station is Coseley, approximately 0.7 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Coseley 0.7 miles
Tipton 2 miles
Wolverhampton 2.7 miles
Dudley Port 2.8 miles
Bescot Stadium 4.6 miles
Sandwell & Dudley 4.7 miles
Tame Bridge Parkway 5.2 miles
Walsall 5.4 miles
Langley Green 5.6 miles
Cradley Heath 5.7 miles
Old Hill 5.9 miles
Rowley Regis 5.9 miles
Bloxwich 5.9 miles
Smethwick Galton Bridge 6.1 miles
Bloxwich North 6.2 miles
Bilbrook 6.2 miles
Lye (West Midlands) 6.4 miles
The Hawthorns 6.5 miles
Smethwick Rolfe Street 6.6 miles
Codsall 6.8 miles

Nearest Primary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest primary schools to Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest is Manor Primary School, approximately 360 yards away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
Manor Primary School 360 yards
Hill Avenue Academy 620 yards
Lanesfield Primary School 800 yards
Hurst Hill Primary School 0.5 miles
Spring Vale Primary School 0.9 miles
Christ Church CofE Primary School 1 mile
Queen Victoria Primary School 1.1 miles
Parkfield Primary School 1.1 miles
Bramford Primary School 1.1 miles
St Teresa's Catholic Primary Academy 1.1 miles

Nearest Secondary Schools

Listed here are the 10 closest secondary schools to Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest is The Dormston School, approximately 1.1 miles away.

Name Approximate Distance* Ofsted Rating
The Dormston School 1.1 miles
The Khalsa Academy Wolverhampton 1.1 miles
Ormiston SWB Academy 1.2 miles
Beacon Hill Academy 1.3 miles
Colton Hills Community School 1.7 miles
Moseley Park 2.1 miles
Gospel Oak School 2.1 miles
Ellowes Hall Sports College 2.1 miles
Bishop Milner Catholic College 2.2 miles
St Matthias School 2.4 miles

Nearest Doctor's Surgeries/GP Practices

Listed here are the 10 closest GPs (General Practitioners) to Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest is Woodcross Lane Surgery, approximately < 50 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 Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest is Bhandal Dental Practice - Woodcross, approximately < 50 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 Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest is St Jude's Women's Hospital (HQ), approximately 2.2 miles away.

Nearest Opticians

Listed here are the 10 closest opticians to Woodcross Lane, Bilston, WV14 9BX. The nearest is Beacon Opticians Plus +, approximately 1 mile away.

Name Approximate Distance*
Beacon Opticians Plus + 1 mile
Specs Direct 1.2 miles
R T Knight Opticians 1.2 miles
VisionCare Direct Opticians 1.3 miles
Scrivens Ltd 1.3 miles
Eye Openers 1.4 miles
Jacksons Opticians 1.4 miles
Specsavers Opticians 1.4 miles
Taylor Made Specs 1.8 miles
Eye Deal Opticians 2 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.


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Broadband in WV14 9BX

This postcode has support for Ultrafast broadband at one or more premises. Ultrafast broadband is the latest high-speed standard, generally taken to mean fixed line broadband at a potential speed of 300Mbps or more - more than enough for even the most demanding household gaming, video calling, video and internet browsing needs. Note that occasionally some properties in a postcode may still not be eligible due to conditions on the ground, or the building structure. If you wish to enquire about a specific property in this postcode, contact the major suppliers, for instance Virgin Media, BT Broadband and Plusnet. For more information on Superfast Broadband, see the OpenReach website.

Broadband data is based on information provided by the major fixed internet service providers in the UK, including Virgin Media and BT. It does not include providers of satellite internet. Data at this postcode has been sourced from 9 reported internet connections.

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Average Download Speed 87.4Mbps
Maximum Download Speed Reported 107Mbps
Average Upload Speed 10.5Mbps
Maximum Upload Speed Reported 20Mbps
Ultrafast (300Mbps+) Broadband Available Yes

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Supplier Customer Rating
Plusnet 76.2%
Zen Internet 75.8%
Post Office 74%
EE Broadband 73.4%
NOW TV 70.8%
Vodafone 70%
Sky Digital 69.2%
BT Broadband 67.4%
Virgin Media 67.4%
TalkTalk 65.2%

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