Information about the WF3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF3 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 4824
Semi-Detached 6091
Terraced 3892
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1050
Flat (Converted) 77
Residence in Commercial Building 93
Caravan/Park/Temporary 42
Total 16069

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4612
Owned with Mortgage 7178
Shared Ownership 97
Rented: From Council 1370
Rented: Other Social 449
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1524
Rented: Other 192
Rent Free 168
Total 15590

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 4136
Two People 5770
Three People 2715
Four People 2271
Five People 539
Six People 130
Seven People 18
8+ People 11
Total 15590

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 2461
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4161
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2935
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2465
Total 12022

Gender Back to Top

Male 18121
Female 18889
Total 37010

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 2262
5-7 1262
8-9 772
10-14 2237
15 462
16-17 935
18-19 828
20-24 1996
25-29 2327
30-44 8235
45-59 8091
60-64 2196
65-74 3040
75-84 1792
85-89 393
90+ 182
Total 37010

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 9099
Married 15424
Divorced 2834
Separated 708
Widowed 1902
Same Sex 48
Total 30015

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 17987
Good 12636
Fair 4651
Bad 1379
Very Bad 357
Total 37010

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) 6772
Apprenticeship 1536
2+ A Levels 3838
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5170
1-4 GCSEs 4426
No GCSEs 7089
Other 1184
Total 30015

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35471
Mixed Ethnicity 426
Indian 276
Pakistani 194
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 142
Other Asian 126
Black African 147
Black Caribbean 57
Other Black/African/Caribbean 51
Other 115
Total 37010

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34920
Wales 152
Scotland 343
Northern Ireland 104
Republic of Ireland 129
European Union 486
Other 876
Total 37010

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30907
Republic of Ireland 132
Europe (including European Union) 351
African Countries 105
Middle East or Asia 176
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 0
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 45
None 5370

Religion Back to Top

Christian 23907
No Religion 9944
Buddhist 73
Hindu 160
Jewish 27
Muslim 333
Sikh 120
Other Religion 99
Not Stated 2347
Total 37010

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 12613
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4034
Self Employed 2357
Unemployed 935
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1635
Retired 3848
Looking After Home or Family 811
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 990
Other 425
Total 27648

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 65
Mining/Quarrying 35
Manufacturing 2035
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 170
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 125
Construction 1914
RetailInc. Wholesale 3566
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 991
Accommodation and Food 703
Information and Communication 620
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1239
Real Estate 194
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1030
Administration 866
Public Administration and Defence 1266
Education 1638
HealthInc. Social Work 2346
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 782
Total 19585