Information about the WF12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF12 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 2677
Semi-Detached 6549
Terraced 4337
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1473
Flat (Converted) 177
Residence in Commercial Building 123
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 15342

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4756
Owned with Mortgage 5017
Shared Ownership 69
Rented: From Council 2599
Rented: Other Social 433
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1465
Rented: Other 204
Rent Free 275
Total 14818

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 4151
Two People 4653
Three People 2269
Four People 2039
Five People 863
Six People 525
Seven People 162
8+ People 156
Total 14818

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 1495
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2907
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2775
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4172
Total 11349

Gender Back to Top

Male 19316
Female 19491
Total 38807

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 2710
5-7 1640
8-9 1003
10-14 2720
15 591
16-17 1129
18-19 1071
20-24 2721
25-29 2515
30-44 7958
45-59 7341
60-64 2075
65-74 2987
75-84 1731
85-89 395
90+ 220
Total 38807

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 9578
Married 15194
Divorced 2611
Separated 792
Widowed 1922
Same Sex 46
Total 30143

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 16973
Good 13981
Fair 5484
Bad 1849
Very Bad 520
Total 38807

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) 4905
Apprenticeship 1346
2+ A Levels 3287
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4608
1-4 GCSEs 4644
No GCSEs 9587
Other 1766
Total 30143

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27443
Mixed Ethnicity 504
Indian 4856
Pakistani 5205
Bangladeshi 202
Chinese 54
Other Asian 289
Black African 93
Black Caribbean 43
Other Black/African/Caribbean 15
Other 103
Total 38807

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 33549
Wales 123
Scotland 296
Northern Ireland 70
Republic of Ireland 70
European Union 482
Other 4217
Total 38807

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30750
Republic of Ireland 74
Europe (including European Union) 438
African Countries 72
Middle East or Asia 814
North America or Caribbean 43
Central America 6
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 6766

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18846
No Religion 7301
Buddhist 51
Hindu 61
Jewish 11
Muslim 10159
Sikh 69
Other Religion 98
Not Stated 2211
Total 38807

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 9329
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4283
Self Employed 2453
Unemployed 1401
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2403
Retired 3661
Looking After Home or Family 1906
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1491
Other 870
Total 27797

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 43
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 2711
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 76
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 170
Construction 1348
RetailInc. Wholesale 3314
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1102
Accommodation and Food 693
Information and Communication 338
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 520
Real Estate 164
Professional, Scientific and Technical 642
Administration 729
Public Administration and Defence 788
Education 1471
HealthInc. Social Work 1856
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 612
Total 16593