Information about the WD6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WD6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WD6 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 1712
Semi-Detached 4490
Terraced 5085
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4161
Flat (Converted) 170
Residence in Commercial Building 203
Caravan/Park/Temporary 199
Total 16020

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3643
Owned with Mortgage 5348
Shared Ownership 305
Rented: From Council 483
Rented: Other Social 3579
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1852
Rented: Other 132
Rent Free 234
Total 15576

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 4588
Two People 4474
Three People 2741
Four People 2461
Five People 921
Six People 300
Seven People 52
8+ People 39
Total 15576

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 2777
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4044
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2480
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2728
Total 12029

Gender Back to Top

Male 19185
Female 20180
Total 39365

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 3137
5-7 1554
8-9 914
10-14 2275
15 477
16-17 1010
18-19 912
20-24 2344
25-29 2959
30-44 8818
45-59 7551
60-64 2066
65-74 2579
75-84 1842
85-89 598
90+ 329
Total 39365

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 10812
Married 14356
Divorced 2808
Separated 896
Widowed 2072
Same Sex 64
Total 31008

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 19871
Good 12921
Fair 4630
Bad 1487
Very Bad 456
Total 39365

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) 8219
Apprenticeship 844
2+ A Levels 3278
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4875
1-4 GCSEs 4740
No GCSEs 6859
Other 2193
Total 31008

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 32261
Mixed Ethnicity 1092
Indian 1435
Pakistani 161
Bangladeshi 82
Chinese 398
Other Asian 895
Black African 2065
Black Caribbean 240
Other Black/African/Caribbean 249
Other 487
Total 39365

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 30728
Wales 193
Scotland 375
Northern Ireland 139
Republic of Ireland 597
European Union 2215
Other 5118
Total 39365

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30105
Republic of Ireland 673
Europe (including European Union) 2485
African Countries 1249
Middle East or Asia 966
North America or Caribbean 206
Central America 4
South America 61
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 92
None 4425

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19698
No Religion 7773
Buddhist 220
Hindu 1215
Jewish 6250
Muslim 1040
Sikh 47
Other Religion 270
Not Stated 2852
Total 39365

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 11604
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3723
Self Employed 3584
Unemployed 1339
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2304
Retired 2636
Looking After Home or Family 1419
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 978
Other 652
Total 28239

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 859
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 100
Construction 1608
RetailInc. Wholesale 3462
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1040
Accommodation and Food 960
Information and Communication 1096
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1032
Real Estate 547
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1611
Administration 1236
Public Administration and Defence 751
Education 1705
HealthInc. Social Work 2315
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1158
Total 19586