Information about the WA15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA15 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 4757
Semi-Detached 8100
Terraced 3130
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2091
Flat (Converted) 168
Residence in Commercial Building 125
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 18373

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6727
Owned with Mortgage 7245
Shared Ownership 84
Rented: From Council 534
Rented: Other Social 1178
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1770
Rented: Other 114
Rent Free 165
Total 17817

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 4598
Two People 6018
Three People 2969
Four People 2949
Five People 950
Six People 251
Seven People 52
8+ People 30
Total 17817

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 5228
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4003
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1848
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1641
Total 12720

Gender Back to Top

Male 21637
Female 22729
Total 44366

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 2826
5-7 1728
8-9 1170
10-14 2960
15 605
16-17 1267
18-19 882
20-24 1898
25-29 2069
30-44 9183
45-59 9424
60-64 2656
65-74 3976
75-84 2681
85-89 696
90+ 345
Total 44366

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 9669
Married 19555
Divorced 2648
Separated 703
Widowed 2433
Same Sex 69
Total 35077

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 24661
Good 13436
Fair 4621
Bad 1292
Very Bad 356
Total 44366

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) 14358
Apprenticeship 1176
2+ A Levels 3976
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5477
1-4 GCSEs 3785
No GCSEs 5110
Other 1195
Total 35077

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40236
Mixed Ethnicity 897
Indian 822
Pakistani 960
Bangladeshi 52
Chinese 404
Other Asian 306
Black African 136
Black Caribbean 137
Other Black/African/Caribbean 34
Other 382
Total 44366

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38885
Wales 516
Scotland 754
Northern Ireland 268
Republic of Ireland 522
European Union 920
Other 2501
Total 44366

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38258
Republic of Ireland 604
Europe (including European Union) 854
African Countries 150
Middle East or Asia 584
North America or Caribbean 185
Central America 5
South America 30
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 151
None 4176

Religion Back to Top

Christian 29230
No Religion 8464
Buddhist 155
Hindu 530
Jewish 1345
Muslim 1583
Sikh 85
Other Religion 65
Not Stated 2909
Total 44366

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 12694
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4457
Self Employed 4001
Unemployed 838
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2359
Retired 4572
Looking After Home or Family 1237
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 737
Other 460
Total 31355

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 39
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 1547
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 120
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 118
Construction 1405
RetailInc. Wholesale 3179
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 882
Accommodation and Food 980
Information and Communication 1147
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1097
Real Estate 411
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2652
Administration 1170
Public Administration and Defence 866
Education 2262
HealthInc. Social Work 2961
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1001
Total 21857