Information about the WA55 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA55. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA55 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 125
Semi-Detached 53
Terraced 85
Flat (Purpose-Built) 86
Flat (Converted) 1
Residence in Commercial Building 11
Total 361

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 43
Owned with Mortgage 141
Shared Ownership 0
Rented: From Council 62
Rented: Other Social 23
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 71
Rented: Other 6
Rent Free 4
Total 350

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 108
Two People 108
Three People 57
Four People 52
Five People 13
Six People 10
Seven People 0
8+ People 2
Total 350

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 85
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 93
C2 - Skilled manual workers 39
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 93
Total 310

Gender Back to Top

Male 439
Female 406
Total 845

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 68
5-7 37
8-9 21
10-14 50
15 12
16-17 20
18-19 29
20-24 62
25-29 73
30-44 231
45-59 160
60-64 29
65-74 31
75-84 16
85-89 4
90+ 2
Total 845

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 259
Married 290
Divorced 48
Separated 22
Widowed 32
Same Sex 6
Total 657

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 516
Good 225
Fair 60
Bad 36
Very Bad 8
Total 845

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) 212
Apprenticeship 17
2+ A Levels 98
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 103
1-4 GCSEs 95
No GCSEs 105
Other 27
Total 657

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 753
Mixed Ethnicity 11
Indian 26
Pakistani 31
Chinese 9
Other Asian 7
Black Caribbean 1
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 6
Total 845

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 723
Wales 8
Scotland 18
Northern Ireland 6
Republic of Ireland 7
European Union 31
Other 52
Total 845

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 662
Republic of Ireland 4
Europe (including European Union) 24
African Countries 2
Middle East or Asia 29
North America or Caribbean 0
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 125

Religion Back to Top

Christian 542
No Religion 190
Buddhist 1
Hindu 17
Jewish 0
Muslim 41
Sikh 0
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 52
Total 845

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 316
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 73
Self Employed 41
Unemployed 42
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 50
Retired 44
Looking After Home or Family 21
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 31
Other 17
Total 635

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 45
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 30
RetailInc. Wholesale 83
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 31
Accommodation and Food 19
Information and Communication 33
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 20
Real Estate 2
Professional, Scientific and Technical 25
Administration 14
Public Administration and Defence 33
Education 34
HealthInc. Social Work 59
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 13
Total 449