Information about the WD23 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD23. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD23 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 2519
Semi-Detached 3348
Terraced 2065
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2733
Flat (Converted) 295
Residence in Commercial Building 104
Caravan/Park/Temporary 140
Total 11204

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3785
Owned with Mortgage 4000
Shared Ownership 81
Rented: From Council 110
Rented: Other Social 1155
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1357
Rented: Other 257
Rent Free 114
Total 10859

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 3196
Two People 3382
Three People 1761
Four People 1777
Five People 553
Six People 145
Seven People 27
8+ People 18
Total 10859

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 2483
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2810
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1362
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1114
Total 7769

Gender Back to Top

Male 12951
Female 14005
Total 26956

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 1664
5-7 1003
8-9 604
10-14 1716
15 388
16-17 764
18-19 507
20-24 1318
25-29 1499
30-44 5590
45-59 5478
60-64 1571
65-74 2471
75-84 1617
85-89 473
90+ 293
Total 26956

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 6372
Married 11157
Divorced 1844
Separated 502
Widowed 1666
Same Sex 40
Total 21581

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 13991
Good 8921
Fair 2957
Bad 807
Very Bad 280
Total 26956

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) 7080
Apprenticeship 669
2+ A Levels 2418
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3362
1-4 GCSEs 2957
No GCSEs 3914
Other 1181
Total 21581

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22831
Mixed Ethnicity 667
Indian 1386
Pakistani 226
Bangladeshi 54
Chinese 268
Other Asian 659
Black African 391
Black Caribbean 178
Other Black/African/Caribbean 51
Other 245
Total 26956

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21803
Wales 212
Scotland 337
Northern Ireland 109
Republic of Ireland 468
European Union 1085
Other 2942
Total 26956

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 22593
Republic of Ireland 502
Europe (including European Union) 1083
African Countries 319
Middle East or Asia 637
North America or Caribbean 171
Central America 5
South America 25
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 89
None 2107

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12644
No Religion 4888
Buddhist 172
Hindu 1226
Jewish 4742
Muslim 736
Sikh 62
Other Religion 210
Not Stated 2276
Total 26956

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 7590
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2625
Self Employed 2872
Unemployed 581
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1559
Retired 2316
Looking After Home or Family 832
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 490
Other 333
Total 19198

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 651
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 31
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 57
Construction 986
RetailInc. Wholesale 2160
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 541
Accommodation and Food 508
Information and Communication 767
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 701
Real Estate 379
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1242
Administration 684
Public Administration and Defence 751
Education 1536
HealthInc. Social Work 1556
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 941
Total 13508