Information about the WA12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA12 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 1926
Semi-Detached 4604
Terraced 2991
Flat (Purpose-Built) 904
Flat (Converted) 106
Residence in Commercial Building 116
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 10655

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2618
Owned with Mortgage 3534
Shared Ownership 113
Rented: From Council 754
Rented: Other Social 1937
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1003
Rented: Other 91
Rent Free 150
Total 10200

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 3138
Two People 3514
Three People 1728
Four People 1291
Five People 390
Six People 110
Seven People 18
8+ People 11
Total 10200

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 1346
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2251
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1727
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2348
Total 7672

Gender Back to Top

Male 11596
Female 11895
Total 23491

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 1627
5-7 833
8-9 508
10-14 1344
15 286
16-17 621
18-19 641
20-24 1455
25-29 1654
30-44 4983
45-59 4662
60-64 1262
65-74 2022
75-84 1181
85-89 287
90+ 125
Total 23491

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 6675
Married 8340
Divorced 1845
Separated 604
Widowed 1381
Same Sex 48
Total 18893

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 10931
Good 7566
Fair 3296
Bad 1348
Very Bad 350
Total 23491

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) 4131
Apprenticeship 924
2+ A Levels 2320
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3322
1-4 GCSEs 2726
No GCSEs 4833
Other 637
Total 18893

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22885
Mixed Ethnicity 232
Indian 59
Pakistani 13
Bangladeshi 55
Chinese 107
Other Asian 58
Black African 27
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 37
Total 23491

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22235
Wales 159
Scotland 247
Northern Ireland 99
Republic of Ireland 114
European Union 224
Other 413
Total 23491

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18144
Republic of Ireland 78
Europe (including European Union) 163
African Countries 33
Middle East or Asia 67
North America or Caribbean 42
Central America 6
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 26
None 5000

Religion Back to Top

Christian 17578
No Religion 4347
Buddhist 56
Hindu 42
Jewish 8
Muslim 126
Sikh 7
Other Religion 75
Not Stated 1252
Total 23491

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 7023
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2279
Self Employed 1266
Unemployed 939
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1175
Retired 2419
Looking After Home or Family 697
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1185
Other 317
Total 17300

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 33
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 939
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 68
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 162
Construction 968
RetailInc. Wholesale 1955
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 771
Accommodation and Food 494
Information and Communication 371
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 340
Real Estate 143
Professional, Scientific and Technical 639
Administration 547
Public Administration and Defence 598
Education 1012
HealthInc. Social Work 1419
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 428
Total 10894