Information about the WF16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF16 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 1116
Semi-Detached 2662
Terraced 1878
Flat (Purpose-Built) 582
Flat (Converted) 89
Residence in Commercial Building 72
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 6401

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1702
Owned with Mortgage 2527
Shared Ownership 25
Rented: From Council 583
Rented: Other Social 201
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 881
Rented: Other 88
Rent Free 99
Total 6106

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 1739
Two People 1867
Three People 975
Four People 858
Five People 335
Six People 196
Seven People 73
8+ People 63
Total 6106

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 647
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1316
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1136
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1705
Total 4804

Gender Back to Top

Male 7863
Female 8022
Total 15885

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 1229
5-7 665
8-9 421
10-14 1011
15 233
16-17 441
18-19 405
20-24 1092
25-29 1226
30-44 3391
45-59 2782
60-64 863
65-74 1124
75-84 707
85-89 195
90+ 100
Total 15885

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 4012
Married 6009
Divorced 1092
Separated 372
Widowed 829
Same Sex 12
Total 12326

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 7102
Good 5562
Fair 2241
Bad 770
Very Bad 210
Total 15885

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) 2075
Apprenticeship 585
2+ A Levels 1440
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1891
1-4 GCSEs 1931
No GCSEs 3760
Other 644
Total 12326

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11429
Mixed Ethnicity 209
Indian 381
Pakistani 3614
Bangladeshi 8
Chinese 45
Other Asian 85
Black African 37
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 41
Total 15885

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13693
Wales 36
Scotland 112
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 40
European Union 189
Other 1778
Total 15885

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12620
Republic of Ireland 30
Europe (including European Union) 165
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 455
North America or Caribbean 21
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 2701

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7817
No Religion 3208
Buddhist 23
Hindu 57
Jewish 3
Muslim 3878
Sikh 27
Other Religion 31
Not Stated 841
Total 15885

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 4116
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1652
Self Employed 1061
Unemployed 578
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 897
Retired 1319
Looking After Home or Family 793
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 563
Other 345
Total 11324

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 14
Mining/Quarrying 2
Manufacturing 1304
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 58
Construction 477
RetailInc. Wholesale 1193
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 555
Accommodation and Food 329
Information and Communication 158
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 259
Real Estate 64
Professional, Scientific and Technical 260
Administration 359
Public Administration and Defence 309
Education 593
HealthInc. Social Work 859
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 219
Total 7048