Information about the WA1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA1 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 1384
Semi-Detached 4983
Terraced 2511
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1467
Flat (Converted) 222
Residence in Commercial Building 109
Total 10676

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3285
Owned with Mortgage 3930
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 492
Rented: Other Social 719
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1587
Rented: Other 128
Rent Free 96
Total 10269

Housing Occupancy 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 3191
Two People 3586
Three People 1754
Four People 1320
Five People 300
Six People 88
Seven People 19
8+ People 11
Total 10269

Social Grade

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 1432
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2506
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1754
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2113
Total 7805

Gender Back to Top

Male 11840
Female 11675
Total 23515

Age Groups 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 1351
5-7 673
8-9 471
10-14 1248
15 260
16-17 570
18-19 530
20-24 1592
25-29 1792
30-44 5148
45-59 4619
60-64 1459
65-74 2090
75-84 1242
85-89 306
90+ 164
Total 23515

Relationship Status Back to Top

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 6674
Married 9122
Divorced 1810
Separated 477
Widowed 1394
Same Sex 35
Total 19512

Health 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 11239
Good 7955
Fair 3029
Bad 994
Very Bad 298
Total 23515

Education & Qualifications 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.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 4215
Apprenticeship 927
2+ A Levels 2542
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3279
1-4 GCSEs 3086
No GCSEs 4418
Other 1045
Total 19512

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22484
Mixed Ethnicity 199
Indian 213
Pakistani 165
Bangladeshi 31
Chinese 112
Other Asian 140
Black African 54
Black Caribbean 18
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 89
Total 23515

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21245
Wales 200
Scotland 246
Northern Ireland 88
Republic of Ireland 127
European Union 819
Other 790
Total 23515

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18644
Republic of Ireland 95
Europe (including European Union) 744
African Countries 66
Middle East or Asia 315
North America or Caribbean 29
Central America 1
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 31
None 3677

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16972
No Religion 4597
Buddhist 43
Hindu 148
Jewish 14
Muslim 328
Sikh 18
Other Religion 46
Not Stated 1349
Total 23515

Economic Activity

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 8091
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2595
Self Employed 1199
Unemployed 724
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1096
Retired 2531
Looking After Home or Family 520
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 782
Other 262
Total 17800

Employment Industry 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 12
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1075
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 106
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 219
Construction 971
RetailInc. Wholesale 2333
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 901
Accommodation and Food 586
Information and Communication 632
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 375
Real Estate 130
Professional, Scientific and Technical 698
Administration 706
Public Administration and Defence 676
Education 915
HealthInc. Social Work 1429
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 550
Total 12324