Information about the WD18 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD18. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD18 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 888
Semi-Detached 1821
Terraced 3677
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3766
Flat (Converted) 641
Residence in Commercial Building 199
Caravan/Park/Temporary 22
Total 11014

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2199
Owned with Mortgage 3628
Shared Ownership 217
Rented: From Council 328
Rented: Other Social 1349
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2642
Rented: Other 185
Rent Free 96
Total 10644

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 3366
Two People 3041
Three People 1674
Four People 1422
Five People 673
Six People 317
Seven People 81
8+ People 70
Total 10644

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 2378
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2886
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1656
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2067
Total 8987

Gender Back to Top

Male 13524
Female 13328
Total 26852

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 2287
5-7 1047
8-9 615
10-14 1588
15 313
16-17 570
18-19 554
20-24 1826
25-29 2876
30-44 7310
45-59 4266
60-64 964
65-74 1370
75-84 880
85-89 226
90+ 160
Total 26852

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 8138
Married 9626
Divorced 1582
Separated 609
Widowed 1017
Same Sex 30
Total 21002

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 13732
Good 9312
Fair 2742
Bad 841
Very Bad 225
Total 26852

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) 7246
Apprenticeship 407
2+ A Levels 2277
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2879
1-4 GCSEs 2607
No GCSEs 3464
Other 2122
Total 21002

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15929
Mixed Ethnicity 983
Indian 2053
Pakistani 3472
Bangladeshi 180
Chinese 256
Other Asian 1672
Black African 1300
Black Caribbean 510
Other Black/African/Caribbean 148
Other 349
Total 26852

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17006
Wales 169
Scotland 262
Northern Ireland 92
Republic of Ireland 390
European Union 2232
Other 6701
Total 26852

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18515
Republic of Ireland 433
Europe (including European Union) 2700
African Countries 944
Middle East or Asia 2025
North America or Caribbean 207
Central America 1
South America 58
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 99
None 2396

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13053
No Religion 4947
Buddhist 227
Hindu 1525
Jewish 251
Muslim 4733
Sikh 223
Other Religion 145
Not Stated 1748
Total 26852

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 9143
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2426
Self Employed 1991
Unemployed 871
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1786
Retired 1456
Looking After Home or Family 1039
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 509
Other 515
Total 19736

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 690
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 68
Construction 860
RetailInc. Wholesale 2363
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 948
Accommodation and Food 795
Information and Communication 856
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 675
Real Estate 194
Professional, Scientific and Technical 947
Administration 922
Public Administration and Defence 626
Education 1218
HealthInc. Social Work 2208
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 746
Total 14174