Information about the WD5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD5 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 1185
Semi-Detached 1901
Terraced 1483
Flat (Purpose-Built) 849
Flat (Converted) 56
Residence in Commercial Building 54
Caravan/Park/Temporary 107
Total 5635

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1713
Owned with Mortgage 2197
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 284
Rented: Other Social 742
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 432
Rented: Other 39
Rent Free 48
Total 5507

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 1736
Two People 1641
Three People 878
Four People 878
Five People 271
Six People 85
Seven People 11
8+ People 7
Total 5507

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 1167
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1431
C2 - Skilled manual workers 830
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 677
Total 4105

Gender Back to Top

Male 6525
Female 6837
Total 13362

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
0-4 875
5-7 482
8-9 315
10-14 907
15 159
16-17 379
18-19 301
20-24 675
25-29 644
30-44 2862
45-59 2843
60-64 798
65-74 1027
75-84 768
85-89 227
90+ 100
Total 13362

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 3417
Married 5107
Divorced 1021
Separated 280
Widowed 790
Same Sex 9
Total 10624

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 6542
Good 4637
Fair 1587
Bad 460
Very Bad 136
Total 13362

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) 3161
Apprenticeship 447
2+ A Levels 1235
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1766
1-4 GCSEs 1589
No GCSEs 2054
Other 372
Total 10624

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12271
Mixed Ethnicity 283
Indian 261
Pakistani 68
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 53
Other Asian 101
Black African 144
Black Caribbean 79
Other Black/African/Caribbean 31
Other 64
Total 13362

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 11852
Wales 100
Scotland 174
Northern Ireland 65
Republic of Ireland 207
European Union 289
Other 675
Total 13362

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 11136
Republic of Ireland 191
Europe (including European Union) 294
African Countries 77
Middle East or Asia 86
North America or Caribbean 43
Central America 1
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 32
None 1596

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8476
No Religion 3281
Buddhist 44
Hindu 212
Jewish 157
Muslim 185
Sikh 12
Other Religion 47
Not Stated 948
Total 13362

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 4000
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1372
Self Employed 1147
Unemployed 293
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 694
Retired 1151
Looking After Home or Family 409
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 300
Other 163
Total 9529

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 9
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 412
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 22
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 45
Construction 681
RetailInc. Wholesale 1070
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 348
Accommodation and Food 259
Information and Communication 429
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 334
Real Estate 92
Professional, Scientific and Technical 499
Administration 318
Public Administration and Defence 370
Education 728
HealthInc. Social Work 734
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 375
Total 6728