Information about the WA3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA3 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 6669
Semi-Detached 9072
Terraced 4094
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1447
Flat (Converted) 115
Residence in Commercial Building 164
Caravan/Park/Temporary 51
Total 21612

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7002
Owned with Mortgage 8185
Shared Ownership 107
Rented: From Council 1737
Rented: Other Social 1579
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1842
Rented: Other 219
Rent Free 199
Total 20870

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 5996
Two People 7597
Three People 3397
Four People 2790
Five People 810
Six People 227
Seven People 31
8+ People 22
Total 20870

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 3752
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4914
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3117
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3450
Total 15233

Gender Back to Top

Male 24953
Female 24675
Total 49628

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 2831
5-7 1681
8-9 1079
10-14 2886
15 587
16-17 1258
18-19 1064
20-24 2777
25-29 2686
30-44 10121
45-59 10773
60-64 3400
65-74 4961
75-84 2647
85-89 604
90+ 273
Total 49628

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 12167
Married 20473
Divorced 3938
Separated 997
Widowed 2878
Same Sex 111
Total 40564

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 23308
Good 16608
Fair 6625
Bad 2410
Very Bad 677
Total 49628

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) 10920
Apprenticeship 1728
2+ A Levels 4928
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6860
1-4 GCSEs 5695
No GCSEs 8903
Other 1530
Total 40564

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 48065
Mixed Ethnicity 523
Indian 204
Pakistani 157
Bangladeshi 44
Chinese 185
Other Asian 129
Black African 118
Black Caribbean 76
Other Black/African/Caribbean 31
Other 96
Total 49628

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 46275
Wales 521
Scotland 689
Northern Ireland 180
Republic of Ireland 239
European Union 600
Other 1124
Total 49628

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 40289
Republic of Ireland 189
Europe (including European Union) 475
African Countries 109
Middle East or Asia 217
North America or Caribbean 97
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 58
None 8366

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36309
No Religion 9451
Buddhist 150
Hindu 114
Jewish 33
Muslim 366
Sikh 52
Other Religion 117
Not Stated 3036
Total 49628

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 15001
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5209
Self Employed 3141
Unemployed 1338
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2313
Retired 6049
Looking After Home or Family 1149
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1696
Other 1144
Total 37040

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 122
Mining/Quarrying 29
Manufacturing 2332
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 165
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 327
Construction 2009
RetailInc. Wholesale 4092
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1348
Accommodation and Food 1119
Information and Communication 1000
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 689
Real Estate 284
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1642
Administration 1301
Public Administration and Defence 1596
Education 2256
HealthInc. Social Work 2733
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1073
Total 24117