Information about the WA16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA16 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 5089
Semi-Detached 2823
Terraced 1947
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1075
Flat (Converted) 118
Residence in Commercial Building 87
Caravan/Park/Temporary 191
Total 11330

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4465
Owned with Mortgage 3630
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 205
Rented: Other Social 945
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1246
Rented: Other 129
Rent Free 167
Total 10833

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 3200
Two People 4182
Three People 1602
Four People 1310
Five People 405
Six People 118
Seven People 13
8+ People 3
Total 10833

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 2952
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2134
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1025
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1028
Total 7139

Gender Back to Top

Male 12154
Female 12869
Total 25023

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 1410
5-7 778
8-9 508
10-14 1310
15 266
16-17 532
18-19 438
20-24 967
25-29 1036
30-44 4567
45-59 5454
60-64 1959
65-74 2953
75-84 1993
85-89 530
90+ 322
Total 25023

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 5134
Married 11577
Divorced 1826
Separated 393
Widowed 1786
Same Sex 35
Total 20751

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 12893
Good 7923
Fair 3043
Bad 927
Very Bad 237
Total 25023

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) 8249
Apprenticeship 622
2+ A Levels 2261
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3143
1-4 GCSEs 2233
No GCSEs 3533
Other 710
Total 20751

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24265
Mixed Ethnicity 274
Indian 153
Pakistani 46
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 53
Other Asian 87
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 27
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 64
Total 25023

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 22589
Wales 430
Scotland 550
Northern Ireland 100
Republic of Ireland 164
European Union 428
Other 762
Total 25023

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 21266
Republic of Ireland 155
Europe (including European Union) 359
African Countries 55
Middle East or Asia 160
North America or Caribbean 105
Central America 0
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 70
None 3088

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18035
No Religion 4907
Buddhist 68
Hindu 63
Jewish 93
Muslim 133
Sikh 16
Other Religion 65
Not Stated 1643
Total 25023

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 6498
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2450
Self Employed 2704
Unemployed 482
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1052
Retired 3257
Looking After Home or Family 692
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 542
Other 229
Total 17906

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 300
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 1006
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 49
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 709
RetailInc. Wholesale 1752
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 446
Accommodation and Food 683
Information and Communication 661
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 610
Real Estate 273
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1466
Administration 644
Public Administration and Defence 356
Education 1064
HealthInc. Social Work 1209
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 662
Total 11988