Information about the WD3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD3 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 5812
Semi-Detached 6442
Terraced 2267
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2936
Flat (Converted) 290
Residence in Commercial Building 237
Caravan/Park/Temporary 214
Total 18198

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6842
Owned with Mortgage 6749
Shared Ownership 51
Rented: From Council 482
Rented: Other Social 1318
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1733
Rented: Other 202
Rent Free 226
Total 17603

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 4638
Two People 5961
Three People 2824
Four People 2902
Five People 962
Six People 246
Seven People 48
8+ People 22
Total 17603

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 4974
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4106
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1951
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1396
Total 12427

Gender Back to Top

Male 21297
Female 22905
Total 44202

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 2568
5-7 1527
8-9 1064
10-14 2955
15 592
16-17 1175
18-19 834
20-24 1978
25-29 2067
30-44 8773
45-59 9567
60-64 2832
65-74 3919
75-84 2993
85-89 848
90+ 510
Total 44202

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 9693
Married 19732
Divorced 2709
Separated 683
Widowed 2639
Same Sex 40
Total 35496

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 23292
Good 14582
Fair 4759
Bad 1227
Very Bad 342
Total 44202

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) 13768
Apprenticeship 1116
2+ A Levels 4085
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5505
1-4 GCSEs 4074
No GCSEs 5447
Other 1501
Total 35496

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38961
Mixed Ethnicity 960
Indian 2249
Pakistani 355
Bangladeshi 111
Chinese 296
Other Asian 640
Black African 240
Black Caribbean 147
Other Black/African/Caribbean 53
Other 190
Total 44202

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37233
Wales 462
Scotland 687
Northern Ireland 193
Republic of Ireland 501
European Union 1161
Other 3965
Total 44202

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 37811
Republic of Ireland 649
Europe (including European Union) 1159
African Countries 366
Middle East or Asia 566
North America or Caribbean 373
Central America 4
South America 59
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 318
None 3732

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27292
No Religion 9727
Buddhist 196
Hindu 1670
Jewish 732
Muslim 876
Sikh 283
Other Religion 237
Not Stated 3189
Total 44202

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 12783
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4120
Self Employed 4477
Unemployed 771
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2254
Retired 4320
Looking After Home or Family 1442
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 533
Other 445
Total 31145

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 58
Mining/Quarrying 33
Manufacturing 1165
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 60
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 162
Construction 1814
RetailInc. Wholesale 3040
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 912
Accommodation and Food 851
Information and Communication 1636
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1337
Real Estate 458
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2394
Administration 987
Public Administration and Defence 1057
Education 2378
HealthInc. Social Work 2388
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1325
Total 22055