Information about the WF15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF15 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 1994
Semi-Detached 3478
Terraced 2693
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1028
Flat (Converted) 91
Residence in Commercial Building 71
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 9358

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2639
Owned with Mortgage 3353
Shared Ownership 8
Rented: From Council 1214
Rented: Other Social 377
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1129
Rented: Other 102
Rent Free 163
Total 8985

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 2754
Two People 3105
Three People 1452
Four People 1169
Five People 347
Six People 116
Seven People 26
8+ People 16
Total 8985

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 1127
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1987
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1692
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1906
Total 6712

Gender Back to Top

Male 10262
Female 10645
Total 20907

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 1359
5-7 742
8-9 467
10-14 1306
15 273
16-17 526
18-19 493
20-24 1188
25-29 1288
30-44 4389
45-59 4108
60-64 1422
65-74 1881
75-84 1049
85-89 270
90+ 146
Total 20907

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 5146
Married 8028
Divorced 1805
Separated 474
Widowed 1264
Same Sex 43
Total 16760

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 9390
Good 7417
Fair 2988
Bad 884
Very Bad 228
Total 20907

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) 3405
Apprenticeship 976
2+ A Levels 2014
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2705
1-4 GCSEs 2581
No GCSEs 4395
Other 684
Total 16760

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19650
Mixed Ethnicity 262
Indian 170
Pakistani 636
Chinese 41
Other Asian 44
Black African 30
Black Caribbean 40
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 23
Total 20907

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19797
Wales 71
Scotland 189
Northern Ireland 40
Republic of Ireland 53
European Union 262
Other 495
Total 20907

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 16577
Republic of Ireland 36
Europe (including European Union) 174
African Countries 34
Middle East or Asia 114
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 7
None 4001

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13347
No Religion 5339
Buddhist 40
Hindu 47
Jewish 5
Muslim 757
Sikh 36
Other Religion 61
Not Stated 1275
Total 20907

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 6252
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2246
Self Employed 1313
Unemployed 690
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 926
Retired 2405
Looking After Home or Family 567
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 642
Other 254
Total 15295

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 31
Mining/Quarrying 7
Manufacturing 1770
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 75
Construction 849
RetailInc. Wholesale 1767
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 465
Accommodation and Food 425
Information and Communication 240
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 371
Real Estate 89
Professional, Scientific and Technical 479
Administration 490
Public Administration and Defence 445
Education 868
HealthInc. Social Work 1283
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 406
Total 10090