Information about the WD4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD4 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 2233
Semi-Detached 1712
Terraced 780
Flat (Purpose-Built) 924
Flat (Converted) 108
Residence in Commercial Building 44
Caravan/Park/Temporary 160
Total 5961

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2113
Owned with Mortgage 2209
Shared Ownership 99
Rented: From Council 413
Rented: Other Social 241
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 587
Rented: Other 62
Rent Free 66
Total 5790

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 1576
Two People 1976
Three People 941
Four People 893
Five People 303
Six People 80
Seven People 17
8+ People 4
Total 5790

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 1530
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1535
C2 - Skilled manual workers 716
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 457
Total 4238

Gender Back to Top

Male 6964
Female 7188
Total 14152

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
0-4 857
5-7 502
8-9 346
10-14 895
15 201
16-17 376
18-19 284
20-24 652
25-29 668
30-44 2864
45-59 3177
60-64 902
65-74 1336
75-84 801
85-89 188
90+ 103
Total 14152

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 3236
Married 6102
Divorced 992
Separated 277
Widowed 732
Same Sex 12
Total 11351

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 7670
Good 4564
Fair 1515
Bad 311
Very Bad 92
Total 14152

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) 4081
Apprenticeship 408
2+ A Levels 1354
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1830
1-4 GCSEs 1449
No GCSEs 1785
Other 444
Total 11351

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 13195
Mixed Ethnicity 339
Indian 222
Pakistani 45
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 37
Other Asian 82
Black African 84
Black Caribbean 66
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 48
Total 14152

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 12469
Wales 142
Scotland 197
Northern Ireland 63
Republic of Ireland 162
European Union 327
Other 792
Total 14152

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12275
Republic of Ireland 173
Europe (including European Union) 312
African Countries 83
Middle East or Asia 99
North America or Caribbean 120
Central America 1
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 73
None 1217

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8793
No Religion 3624
Buddhist 54
Hindu 153
Jewish 189
Muslim 141
Sikh 32
Other Religion 102
Not Stated 1064
Total 14152

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 4191
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1332
Self Employed 1644
Unemployed 270
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 665
Retired 1380
Looking After Home or Family 469
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 160
Other 148
Total 10259

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 54
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 420
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 41
Construction 690
RetailInc. Wholesale 1145
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 293
Accommodation and Food 316
Information and Communication 550
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 319
Real Estate 143
Professional, Scientific and Technical 771
Administration 383
Public Administration and Defence 360
Education 747
HealthInc. Social Work 696
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 428
Total 7386