Information about the WF1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF1 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 2701
Semi-Detached 6329
Terraced 4410
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4051
Flat (Converted) 636
Residence in Commercial Building 219
Caravan/Park/Temporary 56
Total 18402

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4269
Owned with Mortgage 5067
Shared Ownership 111
Rented: From Council 2855
Rented: Other Social 1335
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3029
Rented: Other 235
Rent Free 195
Total 17096

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 5902
Two People 5661
Three People 2523
Four People 1860
Five People 685
Six People 312
Seven People 75
8+ People 78
Total 17096

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 2108
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3680
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2782
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4648
Total 13218

Gender Back to Top

Male 20432
Female 19440
Total 39872

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 2380
5-7 1307
8-9 796
10-14 2194
15 472
16-17 988
18-19 894
20-24 2709
25-29 3340
30-44 8717
45-59 7898
60-64 2453
65-74 3065
75-84 1895
85-89 518
90+ 246
Total 39872

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 11420
Married 14289
Divorced 3638
Separated 1080
Widowed 2196
Same Sex 100
Total 32723

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 16999
Good 14093
Fair 6052
Bad 2142
Very Bad 586
Total 39872

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) 6844
Apprenticeship 1285
2+ A Levels 3420
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4973
1-4 GCSEs 4574
No GCSEs 9100
Other 2527
Total 32723

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33623
Mixed Ethnicity 587
Indian 516
Pakistani 3247
Bangladeshi 13
Chinese 180
Other Asian 434
Black African 671
Black Caribbean 116
Other Black/African/Caribbean 72
Other 413
Total 39872

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32934
Wales 172
Scotland 443
Northern Ireland 132
Republic of Ireland 127
European Union 2598
Other 3466
Total 39872

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28436
Republic of Ireland 131
Europe (including European Union) 2408
African Countries 372
Middle East or Asia 907
North America or Caribbean 70
Central America 6
South America 18
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 47
None 7774

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23142
No Religion 9551
Buddhist 120
Hindu 291
Jewish 33
Muslim 3913
Sikh 97
Other Religion 194
Not Stated 2531
Total 39872

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 11930
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4229
Self Employed 2270
Unemployed 1698
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1852
Retired 3943
Looking After Home or Family 1329
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1643
Other 1170
Total 30064

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 61
Mining/Quarrying 25
Manufacturing 1995
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 108
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 128
Construction 1362
RetailInc. Wholesale 3523
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1371
Accommodation and Food 1028
Information and Communication 483
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 651
Real Estate 224
Professional, Scientific and Technical 767
Administration 1050
Public Administration and Defence 1222
Education 1528
HealthInc. Social Work 2675
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 706
Total 18907