Information about the WF7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF7 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 2365
Semi-Detached 3735
Terraced 3389
Flat (Purpose-Built) 724
Flat (Converted) 83
Residence in Commercial Building 95
Caravan/Park/Temporary 26
Total 10417

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2979
Owned with Mortgage 3554
Shared Ownership 37
Rented: From Council 1597
Rented: Other Social 525
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 959
Rented: Other 150
Rent Free 90
Total 9891

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 2794
Two People 3692
Three People 1719
Four People 1214
Five People 373
Six People 76
Seven People 19
8+ People 4
Total 9891

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 1126
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1887
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1844
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2323
Total 7180

Gender Back to Top

Male 11149
Female 11771
Total 22920

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 1342
5-7 695
8-9 466
10-14 1349
15 337
16-17 623
18-19 513
20-24 1358
25-29 1452
30-44 4481
45-59 4738
60-64 1515
65-74 2352
75-84 1279
85-89 283
90+ 137
Total 22920

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 5701
Married 9286
Divorced 1848
Separated 499
Widowed 1373
Same Sex 24
Total 18731

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 9810
Good 7597
Fair 3632
Bad 1433
Very Bad 448
Total 22920

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) 3441
Apprenticeship 823
2+ A Levels 1992
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3042
1-4 GCSEs 2609
No GCSEs 6026
Other 798
Total 18731

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22418
Mixed Ethnicity 158
Indian 67
Pakistani 45
Chinese 82
Other Asian 48
Black African 55
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 30
Total 22920

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21879
Wales 118
Scotland 189
Northern Ireland 46
Republic of Ireland 38
European Union 287
Other 363
Total 22920

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 17728
Republic of Ireland 43
Europe (including European Union) 216
African Countries 45
Middle East or Asia 80
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 25
None 4818

Religion Back to Top

Christian 16046
No Religion 5262
Buddhist 40
Hindu 46
Jewish 4
Muslim 74
Sikh 9
Other Religion 56
Not Stated 1383
Total 22920

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 6700
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2512
Self Employed 1195
Unemployed 709
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 922
Retired 2961
Looking After Home or Family 679
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1034
Other 320
Total 17032

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 58
Mining/Quarrying 82
Manufacturing 1272
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 136
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 114
Construction 1011
RetailInc. Wholesale 1977
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 584
Accommodation and Food 462
Information and Communication 192
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 291
Real Estate 189
Professional, Scientific and Technical 379
Administration 515
Public Administration and Defence 581
Education 1025
HealthInc. Social Work 1343
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 420
Total 10631