Information about the WF4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF4 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 5893
Semi-Detached 9200
Terraced 4358
Flat (Purpose-Built) 983
Flat (Converted) 105
Residence in Commercial Building 118
Caravan/Park/Temporary 44
Total 20701

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6924
Owned with Mortgage 7491
Shared Ownership 62
Rented: From Council 2350
Rented: Other Social 874
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1767
Rented: Other 239
Rent Free 223
Total 19930

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 5341
Two People 7708
Three People 3364
Four People 2660
Five People 678
Six People 143
Seven People 23
8+ People 13
Total 19930

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 3017
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4334
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3515
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3481
Total 14347

Gender Back to Top

Male 22591
Female 23931
Total 46522

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 2479
5-7 1475
8-9 955
10-14 2643
15 528
16-17 1145
18-19 1030
20-24 2442
25-29 2461
30-44 9272
45-59 10298
60-64 3489
65-74 4744
75-84 2680
85-89 602
90+ 279
Total 46522

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 10736
Married 20001
Divorced 3951
Separated 903
Widowed 2739
Same Sex 112
Total 38442

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 21066
Good 15890
Fair 6707
Bad 2269
Very Bad 590
Total 46522

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) 9050
Apprenticeship 1870
2+ A Levels 4407
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6202
1-4 GCSEs 5339
No GCSEs 10054
Other 1520
Total 38442

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 45415
Mixed Ethnicity 408
Indian 162
Pakistani 115
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 65
Other Asian 90
Black African 118
Black Caribbean 43
Other Black/African/Caribbean 35
Other 67
Total 46522

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 44323
Wales 190
Scotland 549
Northern Ireland 130
Republic of Ireland 104
European Union 503
Other 723
Total 46522

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 37587
Republic of Ireland 89
Europe (including European Union) 355
African Countries 84
Middle East or Asia 135
North America or Caribbean 49
Central America 3
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 38
None 8281

Religion Back to Top

Christian 31555
No Religion 11407
Buddhist 75
Hindu 84
Jewish 20
Muslim 242
Sikh 35
Other Religion 144
Not Stated 2960
Total 46522

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 13901
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5236
Self Employed 3176
Unemployed 1279
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1936
Retired 6086
Looking After Home or Family 1113
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1389
Other 765
Total 34881

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 172
Mining/Quarrying 77
Manufacturing 2279
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 155
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 181
Construction 2159
RetailInc. Wholesale 4389
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1087
Accommodation and Food 1023
Information and Communication 567
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 837
Real Estate 308
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1143
Administration 951
Public Administration and Defence 1645
Education 2174
HealthInc. Social Work 2791
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 951
Total 22889