Information about the WD17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD17 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 2179
Semi-Detached 1288
Terraced 1469
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3039
Flat (Converted) 720
Residence in Commercial Building 227
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 8942

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2461
Owned with Mortgage 2904
Shared Ownership 145
Rented: From Council 154
Rented: Other Social 687
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2005
Rented: Other 133
Rent Free 113
Total 8602

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 2983
Two People 2767
Three People 1218
Four People 1081
Five People 358
Six People 143
Seven People 35
8+ People 17
Total 8602

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 2571
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2232
C2 - Skilled manual workers 926
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 994
Total 6723

Gender Back to Top

Male 9957
Female 9913
Total 19870

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 1390
5-7 608
8-9 378
10-14 968
15 190
16-17 397
18-19 341
20-24 1232
25-29 2059
30-44 4796
45-59 3509
60-64 998
65-74 1374
75-84 1063
85-89 352
90+ 215
Total 19870

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 6122
Married 7597
Divorced 1143
Separated 374
Widowed 1055
Same Sex 45
Total 16336

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 10357
Good 6640
Fair 2120
Bad 574
Very Bad 179
Total 19870

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) 7066
Apprenticeship 399
2+ A Levels 1757
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2141
1-4 GCSEs 1664
No GCSEs 2179
Other 1130
Total 16336

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14566
Mixed Ethnicity 739
Indian 1530
Pakistani 733
Bangladeshi 80
Chinese 242
Other Asian 881
Black African 585
Black Caribbean 219
Other Black/African/Caribbean 90
Other 205
Total 19870

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 14163
Wales 183
Scotland 311
Northern Ireland 109
Republic of Ireland 307
European Union 1292
Other 3505
Total 19870

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15159
Republic of Ireland 350
Europe (including European Union) 1486
African Countries 461
Middle East or Asia 885
North America or Caribbean 137
Central America 2
South America 74
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 126
None 1608

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10480
No Religion 4477
Buddhist 137
Hindu 1249
Jewish 423
Muslim 1305
Sikh 215
Other Religion 129
Not Stated 1455
Total 19870

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 7042
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1654
Self Employed 1707
Unemployed 523
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1047
Retired 1534
Looking After Home or Family 603
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 323
Other 273
Total 14706

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 512
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 61
Construction 697
RetailInc. Wholesale 1708
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 509
Accommodation and Food 600
Information and Communication 944
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 598
Real Estate 187
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1040
Administration 527
Public Administration and Defence 519
Education 1013
HealthInc. Social Work 1171
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 561
Total 10699