Information about the WF2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF2 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 5427
Semi-Detached 11112
Terraced 3962
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2925
Flat (Converted) 208
Residence in Commercial Building 138
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 23782

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6810
Owned with Mortgage 7235
Shared Ownership 135
Rented: From Council 4703
Rented: Other Social 1702
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1905
Rented: Other 233
Rent Free 214
Total 22937

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 6875
Two People 8104
Three People 3748
Four People 2920
Five People 881
Six People 296
Seven People 77
8+ People 36
Total 22937

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 3085
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4722
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3581
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5269
Total 16657

Gender Back to Top

Male 26730
Female 27484
Total 54214

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 3247
5-7 1859
8-9 1175
10-14 3248
15 662
16-17 1437
18-19 1260
20-24 3021
25-29 3220
30-44 10713
45-59 11434
60-64 3605
65-74 5005
75-84 3148
85-89 806
90+ 374
Total 54214

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 13497
Married 21078
Divorced 4827
Separated 1227
Widowed 3310
Same Sex 84
Total 44023

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 23438
Good 19031
Fair 8205
Bad 2790
Very Bad 750
Total 54214

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) 9915
Apprenticeship 1799
2+ A Levels 4574
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6863
1-4 GCSEs 6266
No GCSEs 12387
Other 2219
Total 44023

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 50217
Mixed Ethnicity 691
Indian 365
Pakistani 1407
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 165
Other Asian 309
Black African 668
Black Caribbean 72
Other Black/African/Caribbean 83
Other 233
Total 54214

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 48938
Wales 259
Scotland 702
Northern Ireland 181
Republic of Ireland 143
European Union 1596
Other 2395
Total 54214

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 40266
Republic of Ireland 131
Europe (including European Union) 1403
African Countries 359
Middle East or Asia 477
North America or Caribbean 63
Central America 0
South America 19
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 42
None 11724

Religion Back to Top

Christian 34102
No Religion 13952
Buddhist 148
Hindu 222
Jewish 25
Muslim 1967
Sikh 86
Other Religion 194
Not Stated 3518
Total 54214

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 14921
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6028
Self Employed 2927
Unemployed 2067
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2505
Retired 6254
Looking After Home or Family 1717
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2035
Other 1241
Total 39695

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 61
Mining/Quarrying 28
Manufacturing 2388
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 138
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 168
Construction 1930
RetailInc. Wholesale 4822
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1350
Accommodation and Food 1288
Information and Communication 592
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 919
Real Estate 326
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1179
Administration 1244
Public Administration and Defence 1767
Education 2314
HealthInc. Social Work 3070
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 952
Total 24536