Information about the WF11 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF11. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF11 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 1538
Semi-Detached 3799
Terraced 1911
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1132
Flat (Converted) 129
Residence in Commercial Building 52
Caravan/Park/Temporary 65
Total 8626

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2312
Owned with Mortgage 2644
Shared Ownership 56
Rented: From Council 1846
Rented: Other Social 486
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 772
Rented: Other 84
Rent Free 75
Total 8275

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 2623
Two People 2989
Three People 1325
Four People 908
Five People 312
Six People 97
Seven People 17
8+ People 4
Total 8275

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 595
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1422
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1664
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2382
Total 6063

Gender Back to Top

Male 9163
Female 9465
Total 18628

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 1112
5-7 573
8-9 371
10-14 967
15 239
16-17 465
18-19 465
20-24 1286
25-29 1233
30-44 3354
45-59 4052
60-64 1264
65-74 1804
75-84 1073
85-89 258
90+ 112
Total 18628

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 4930
Married 7145
Divorced 1574
Separated 442
Widowed 1247
Same Sex 28
Total 15366

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 7442
Good 6367
Fair 3135
Bad 1314
Very Bad 370
Total 18628

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) 1976
Apprenticeship 775
2+ A Levels 1546
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2417
1-4 GCSEs 2501
No GCSEs 5422
Other 729
Total 15366

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18256
Mixed Ethnicity 126
Indian 35
Pakistani 53
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 22
Other Asian 34
Black African 47
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 27
Total 18628

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17499
Wales 66
Scotland 445
Northern Ireland 36
Republic of Ireland 37
European Union 278
Other 267
Total 18628

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13577
Republic of Ireland 29
Europe (including European Union) 223
African Countries 43
Middle East or Asia 70
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 4689

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13097
No Religion 4232
Buddhist 27
Hindu 12
Jewish 4
Muslim 76
Sikh 30
Other Religion 35
Not Stated 1115
Total 18628

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 5665
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1969
Self Employed 853
Unemployed 732
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 690
Retired 2261
Looking After Home or Family 588
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 874
Other 291
Total 13923

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 98
Mining/Quarrying 93
Manufacturing 1618
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 204
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 125
Construction 676
RetailInc. Wholesale 1608
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 531
Accommodation and Food 412
Information and Communication 135
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 200
Real Estate 88
Professional, Scientific and Technical 240
Administration 481
Public Administration and Defence 330
Education 556
HealthInc. Social Work 998
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 289
Total 8682