Information about the WA6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA6 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 3867
Semi-Detached 3031
Terraced 1331
Flat (Purpose-Built) 511
Flat (Converted) 99
Residence in Commercial Building 86
Caravan/Park/Temporary 286
Total 9211

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3951
Owned with Mortgage 3153
Shared Ownership 59
Rented: From Council 263
Rented: Other Social 429
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 756
Rented: Other 104
Rent Free 105
Total 8820

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 2435
Two People 3460
Three People 1325
Four People 1179
Five People 313
Six People 87
Seven People 17
8+ People 4
Total 8820

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 2179
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1734
C2 - Skilled manual workers 959
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 933
Total 5805

Gender Back to Top

Male 9943
Female 10555
Total 20498

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
0-4 905
5-7 633
8-9 441
10-14 1187
15 261
16-17 502
18-19 366
20-24 757
25-29 782
30-44 3762
45-59 4536
60-64 1710
65-74 2477
75-84 1500
85-89 419
90+ 260
Total 20498

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 4018
Married 9701
Divorced 1476
Separated 312
Widowed 1529
Same Sex 35
Total 17071

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 10370
Good 6600
Fair 2554
Bad 785
Very Bad 189
Total 20498

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) 6532
Apprenticeship 681
2+ A Levels 1994
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2464
1-4 GCSEs 1815
No GCSEs 3044
Other 541
Total 17071

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 20129
Mixed Ethnicity 140
Indian 45
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 50
Other Asian 60
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 12
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 22
Total 20498

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18869
Wales 488
Scotland 339
Northern Ireland 76
Republic of Ireland 84
European Union 219
Other 423
Total 20498

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17325
Republic of Ireland 86
Europe (including European Union) 143
African Countries 34
Middle East or Asia 67
North America or Caribbean 50
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 2851

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14750
No Religion 4237
Buddhist 40
Hindu 23
Jewish 26
Muslim 49
Sikh 3
Other Religion 49
Not Stated 1321
Total 20498

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 5885
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2066
Self Employed 1662
Unemployed 396
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 869
Retired 3033
Looking After Home or Family 439
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 369
Other 173
Total 14892

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 175
Mining/Quarrying 24
Manufacturing 1078
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 55
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 92
Construction 634
RetailInc. Wholesale 1356
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 357
Accommodation and Food 510
Information and Communication 409
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 382
Real Estate 118
Professional, Scientific and Technical 986
Administration 380
Public Administration and Defence 623
Education 1171
HealthInc. Social Work 1089
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 472
Total 9911