Information about the WF5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF5 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 2262
Semi-Detached 4381
Terraced 2431
Flat (Purpose-Built) 819
Flat (Converted) 78
Residence in Commercial Building 69
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 10042

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3020
Owned with Mortgage 3648
Shared Ownership 25
Rented: From Council 1276
Rented: Other Social 571
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1020
Rented: Other 109
Rent Free 88
Total 9757

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 2787
Two People 3699
Three People 1599
Four People 1301
Five People 307
Six People 54
Seven People 6
8+ People 4
Total 9757

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 1245
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2219
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1853
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1743
Total 7060

Gender Back to Top

Male 10854
Female 11347
Total 22201

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 1276
5-7 753
8-9 447
10-14 1266
15 260
16-17 505
18-19 470
20-24 1080
25-29 1191
30-44 4714
45-59 4644
60-64 1672
65-74 2187
75-84 1257
85-89 329
90+ 150
Total 22201

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 4942
Married 9552
Divorced 1900
Separated 436
Widowed 1351
Same Sex 18
Total 18199

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 10000
Good 7799
Fair 3120
Bad 1021
Very Bad 261
Total 22201

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) 3684
Apprenticeship 1048
2+ A Levels 2198
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3095
1-4 GCSEs 2758
No GCSEs 4695
Other 721
Total 18199

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21684
Mixed Ethnicity 194
Indian 72
Pakistani 46
Bangladeshi 1
Chinese 36
Other Asian 37
Black African 41
Black Caribbean 32
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 45
Total 22201

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21159
Wales 85
Scotland 245
Northern Ireland 56
Republic of Ireland 49
European Union 261
Other 346
Total 22201

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17962
Republic of Ireland 31
Europe (including European Union) 203
African Countries 25
Middle East or Asia 42
North America or Caribbean 18
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 3946

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14714
No Religion 5801
Buddhist 32
Hindu 44
Jewish 5
Muslim 108
Sikh 12
Other Religion 62
Not Stated 1423
Total 22201

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 7037
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2535
Self Employed 1403
Unemployed 630
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 823
Retired 2718
Looking After Home or Family 474
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 627
Other 216
Total 16463

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 1493
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 72
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 96
Construction 1219
RetailInc. Wholesale 2062
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 563
Accommodation and Food 436
Information and Communication 268
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 470
Real Estate 125
Professional, Scientific and Technical 512
Administration 522
Public Administration and Defence 782
Education 968
HealthInc. Social Work 1196
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 432
Total 11250