Information about the WA4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA4 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 5820
Semi-Detached 9250
Terraced 4484
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2056
Flat (Converted) 334
Residence in Commercial Building 127
Caravan/Park/Temporary 178
Total 22249

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 8189
Owned with Mortgage 8364
Shared Ownership 87
Rented: From Council 1126
Rented: Other Social 1072
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2184
Rented: Other 221
Rent Free 187
Total 21430

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 6124
Two People 7755
Three People 3445
Four People 3023
Five People 852
Six People 193
Seven People 27
8+ People 11
Total 21430

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 5062
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4742
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2676
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2926
Total 15406

Gender Back to Top

Male 25048
Female 25426
Total 50474

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 2767
5-7 1657
8-9 1149
10-14 3107
15 627
16-17 1303
18-19 1128
20-24 2663
25-29 2591
30-44 10008
45-59 11052
60-64 3221
65-74 4893
75-84 3143
85-89 771
90+ 394
Total 50474

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 11826
Married 21612
Divorced 3711
Separated 828
Widowed 3096
Same Sex 94
Total 41167

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 25905
Good 16442
Fair 5697
Bad 1913
Very Bad 517
Total 50474

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) 13873
Apprenticeship 1633
2+ A Levels 4866
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6500
1-4 GCSEs 5349
No GCSEs 7520
Other 1426
Total 41167

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 48740
Mixed Ethnicity 501
Indian 368
Pakistani 202
Bangladeshi 31
Chinese 221
Other Asian 195
Black African 64
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 26
Other 101
Total 50474

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 46299
Wales 663
Scotland 744
Northern Ireland 230
Republic of Ireland 293
European Union 855
Other 1390
Total 50474

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 42430
Republic of Ireland 236
Europe (including European Union) 720
African Countries 92
Middle East or Asia 301
North America or Caribbean 110
Central America 2
South America 3
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 104
None 6749

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36522
No Religion 9809
Buddhist 141
Hindu 227
Jewish 49
Muslim 369
Sikh 87
Other Religion 113
Not Stated 3157
Total 50474

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 15461
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5114
Self Employed 3739
Unemployed 1206
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2357
Retired 5954
Looking After Home or Family 1164
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1118
Other 746
Total 36859

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 178
Mining/Quarrying 31
Manufacturing 2144
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 221
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 357
Construction 1882
RetailInc. Wholesale 3953
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1289
Accommodation and Food 1235
Information and Communication 1307
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 918
Real Estate 366
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2155
Administration 1107
Public Administration and Defence 1419
Education 2492
HealthInc. Social Work 2941
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1144
Total 25139