Information about the WF17 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF17. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF17 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 2892
Semi-Detached 6567
Terraced 6622
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2348
Flat (Converted) 202
Residence in Commercial Building 184
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 18821

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5549
Owned with Mortgage 5930
Shared Ownership 89
Rented: From Council 2657
Rented: Other Social 814
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2237
Rented: Other 242
Rent Free 382
Total 17900

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 5084
Two People 5432
Three People 2742
Four People 2262
Five People 1250
Six People 691
Seven People 248
8+ People 191
Total 17900

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 1770
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3545
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3056
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5512
Total 13883

Gender Back to Top

Male 23501
Female 23760
Total 47261

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 3650
5-7 2051
8-9 1321
10-14 3311
15 694
16-17 1248
18-19 1214
20-24 3282
25-29 3583
30-44 9846
45-59 8248
60-64 2634
65-74 3502
75-84 1983
85-89 444
90+ 250
Total 47261

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 11343
Married 18434
Divorced 3068
Separated 1075
Widowed 2260
Same Sex 54
Total 36234

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 21008
Good 16437
Fair 6817
Bad 2403
Very Bad 596
Total 47261

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) 5986
Apprenticeship 1435
2+ A Levels 4052
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5459
1-4 GCSEs 5404
No GCSEs 11664
Other 2234
Total 36234

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 29688
Mixed Ethnicity 688
Indian 9906
Pakistani 6227
Bangladeshi 50
Chinese 74
Other Asian 316
Black African 90
Black Caribbean 70
Other Black/African/Caribbean 14
Other 138
Total 47261

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 39781
Wales 101
Scotland 333
Northern Ireland 67
Republic of Ireland 104
European Union 667
Other 6208
Total 47261

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 37581
Republic of Ireland 68
Europe (including European Union) 596
African Countries 85
Middle East or Asia 1279
North America or Caribbean 59
Central America 1
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 7870

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20840
No Religion 7487
Buddhist 59
Hindu 146
Jewish 24
Muslim 15701
Sikh 148
Other Religion 82
Not Stated 2774
Total 47261

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 11068
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5307
Self Employed 2635
Unemployed 1890
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2628
Retired 4362
Looking After Home or Family 2777
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1794
Other 1096
Total 33557

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 3538
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 79
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 142
Construction 1382
RetailInc. Wholesale 4007
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1231
Accommodation and Food 912
Information and Communication 481
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 757
Real Estate 147
Professional, Scientific and Technical 722
Administration 870
Public Administration and Defence 868
Education 1809
HealthInc. Social Work 2081
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 606
Total 19658