Information about the WF6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF6 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 2006
Semi-Detached 4008
Terraced 2917
Flat (Purpose-Built) 923
Flat (Converted) 84
Residence in Commercial Building 70
Caravan/Park/Temporary 20
Total 10028

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2603
Owned with Mortgage 3744
Shared Ownership 38
Rented: From Council 1490
Rented: Other Social 563
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 902
Rented: Other 115
Rent Free 81
Total 9536

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 2885
Two People 3313
Three People 1629
Four People 1247
Five People 370
Six People 76
Seven People 10
8+ People 6
Total 9536

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 972
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2070
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1749
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2364
Total 7155

Gender Back to Top

Male 10815
Female 11169
Total 21984

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 1297
5-7 715
8-9 450
10-14 1303
15 278
16-17 598
18-19 518
20-24 1305
25-29 1404
30-44 4662
45-59 4633
60-64 1347
65-74 1889
75-84 1099
85-89 321
90+ 165
Total 21984

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 5478
Married 8696
Divorced 1959
Separated 444
Widowed 1341
Same Sex 23
Total 17941

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 9711
Good 7421
Fair 3301
Bad 1238
Very Bad 313
Total 21984

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) 3068
Apprenticeship 786
2+ A Levels 2022
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3032
1-4 GCSEs 2633
No GCSEs 5503
Other 897
Total 17941

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21412
Mixed Ethnicity 151
Indian 76
Pakistani 71
Chinese 106
Other Asian 54
Black African 75
Black Caribbean 9
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 24
Total 21984

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20619
Wales 70
Scotland 205
Northern Ireland 56
Republic of Ireland 80
European Union 579
Other 375
Total 21984

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17118
Republic of Ireland 61
Europe (including European Union) 491
African Countries 38
Middle East or Asia 59
North America or Caribbean 10
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 4241

Religion Back to Top

Christian 15055
No Religion 5189
Buddhist 42
Hindu 35
Jewish 8
Muslim 107
Sikh 41
Other Religion 60
Not Stated 1447
Total 21984

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 7105
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2386
Self Employed 1109
Unemployed 686
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 937
Retired 2514
Looking After Home or Family 508
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 844
Other 267
Total 16356

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 32
Mining/Quarrying 39
Manufacturing 1179
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 94
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 73
Construction 992
RetailInc. Wholesale 2288
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 741
Accommodation and Food 477
Information and Communication 208
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 407
Real Estate 179
Professional, Scientific and Technical 394
Administration 509
Public Administration and Defence 724
Education 820
HealthInc. Social Work 1327
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 406
Total 10889