Information about the WA5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA5 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 7078
Semi-Detached 10659
Terraced 5170
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1715
Flat (Converted) 293
Residence in Commercial Building 129
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 25054

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7214
Owned with Mortgage 11115
Shared Ownership 285
Rented: From Council 1184
Rented: Other Social 1579
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2484
Rented: Other 218
Rent Free 192
Total 24271

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 6123
Two People 8549
Three People 4361
Four People 3755
Five People 1092
Six People 314
Seven People 48
8+ People 29
Total 24271

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 4575
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 6386
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3707
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4319
Total 18987

Gender Back to Top

Male 29579
Female 30320
Total 59899

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 3871
5-7 2208
8-9 1407
10-14 3780
15 847
16-17 1574
18-19 1316
20-24 3393
25-29 3894
30-44 13481
45-59 12092
60-64 3576
65-74 5126
75-84 2445
85-89 600
90+ 289
Total 59899

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 14500
Married 25129
Divorced 4107
Separated 1069
Widowed 2932
Same Sex 49
Total 47786

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 30765
Good 19188
Fair 6927
Bad 2352
Very Bad 667
Total 59899

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) 12810
Apprenticeship 2127
2+ A Levels 6376
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 8059
1-4 GCSEs 7067
No GCSEs 9298
Other 2049
Total 47786

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 56468
Mixed Ethnicity 573
Indian 964
Pakistani 668
Bangladeshi 52
Chinese 329
Other Asian 463
Black African 144
Black Caribbean 56
Other Black/African/Caribbean 19
Other 163
Total 59899

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 54299
Wales 551
Scotland 751
Northern Ireland 273
Republic of Ireland 315
European Union 1313
Other 2397
Total 59899

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 49250
Republic of Ireland 261
Europe (including European Union) 1090
African Countries 163
Middle East or Asia 852
North America or Caribbean 123
Central America 8
South America 12
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 85
None 8390

Religion Back to Top

Christian 42913
No Religion 11640
Buddhist 113
Hindu 621
Jewish 22
Muslim 951
Sikh 193
Other Religion 158
Not Stated 3288
Total 59899

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 20299
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6524
Self Employed 3051
Unemployed 1675
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2878
Retired 6335
Looking After Home or Family 1366
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1710
Other 614
Total 44452

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 58
Mining/Quarrying 19
Manufacturing 2805
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 336
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 796
Construction 2119
RetailInc. Wholesale 5614
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1833
Accommodation and Food 1248
Information and Communication 1520
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1054
Real Estate 352
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1750
Administration 1528
Public Administration and Defence 1830
Education 2480
HealthInc. Social Work 4370
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1256
Total 30968