Information about the WA8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA8 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 5518
Semi-Detached 9478
Terraced 9449
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2397
Flat (Converted) 268
Residence in Commercial Building 202
Caravan/Park/Temporary 75
Total 27387

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7988
Owned with Mortgage 9933
Shared Ownership 62
Rented: From Council 1609
Rented: Other Social 3908
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2497
Rented: Other 244
Rent Free 322
Total 26563

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 7888
Two People 8777
Three People 4727
Four People 3604
Five People 1163
Six People 320
Seven People 56
8+ People 28
Total 26563

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 2923
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5813
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4386
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6655
Total 19777

Gender Back to Top

Male 30616
Female 32293
Total 62909

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 3999
5-7 2136
8-9 1372
10-14 3682
15 764
16-17 1666
18-19 1578
20-24 4110
25-29 4091
30-44 12156
45-59 13292
60-64 4033
65-74 5535
75-84 3364
85-89 777
90+ 354
Total 62909

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 18073
Married 23078
Divorced 4677
Separated 1146
Widowed 3884
Same Sex 98
Total 50956

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 29816
Good 19729
Fair 8698
Bad 3727
Very Bad 939
Total 62909

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) 9509
Apprenticeship 2103
2+ A Levels 6466
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 9321
1-4 GCSEs 8175
No GCSEs 13563
Other 1819
Total 50956

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 61592
Mixed Ethnicity 613
Indian 162
Pakistani 27
Bangladeshi 29
Chinese 140
Other Asian 128
Black African 50
Black Caribbean 75
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 90
Total 62909

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 60336
Wales 382
Scotland 423
Northern Ireland 184
Republic of Ireland 286
European Union 531
Other 767
Total 62909

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 49937
Republic of Ireland 214
Europe (including European Union) 394
African Countries 46
Middle East or Asia 159
North America or Caribbean 68
Central America 2
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 54
None 12168

Religion Back to Top

Christian 50268
No Religion 8757
Buddhist 96
Hindu 128
Jewish 24
Muslim 152
Sikh 28
Other Religion 115
Not Stated 3341
Total 62909

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 18510
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6819
Self Employed 3080
Unemployed 2421
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3274
Retired 6818
Looking After Home or Family 1768
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2930
Other 841
Total 46461

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 68
Mining/Quarrying 50
Manufacturing 3367
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 272
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 591
Construction 2397
RetailInc. Wholesale 5672
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1861
Accommodation and Food 1266
Information and Communication 961
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 785
Real Estate 344
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1259
Administration 1480
Public Administration and Defence 1980
Education 2403
HealthInc. Social Work 3439
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1211
Total 29406