Information about the WF8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF8 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 3979
Semi-Detached 7298
Terraced 2377
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1626
Flat (Converted) 174
Residence in Commercial Building 84
Caravan/Park/Temporary 84
Total 15622

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4772
Owned with Mortgage 5320
Shared Ownership 96
Rented: From Council 2294
Rented: Other Social 1021
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1226
Rented: Other 150
Rent Free 145
Total 15024

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 4241
Two People 5672
Three People 2459
Four People 1952
Five People 546
Six People 118
Seven People 25
8+ People 11
Total 15024

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 1716
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2946
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2681
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3438
Total 10781

Gender Back to Top

Male 16965
Female 17734
Total 34699

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 2072
5-7 1194
8-9 737
10-14 1912
15 444
16-17 803
18-19 782
20-24 1955
25-29 2057
30-44 6714
45-59 7380
60-64 2305
65-74 3434
75-84 2123
85-89 511
90+ 276
Total 34699

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 8156
Married 14330
Divorced 2990
Separated 644
Widowed 2188
Same Sex 32
Total 28340

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 15205
Good 11618
Fair 5378
Bad 1947
Very Bad 551
Total 34699

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) 5720
Apprenticeship 1275
2+ A Levels 2931
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4592
1-4 GCSEs 4160
No GCSEs 8374
Other 1288
Total 28340

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33782
Mixed Ethnicity 244
Indian 125
Pakistani 102
Bangladeshi 9
Chinese 60
Other Asian 140
Black African 158
Black Caribbean 22
Other Black/African/Caribbean 8
Other 49
Total 34699

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 32744
Wales 162
Scotland 452
Northern Ireland 76
Republic of Ireland 68
European Union 538
Other 659
Total 34699

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27111
Republic of Ireland 52
Europe (including European Union) 415
African Countries 108
Middle East or Asia 134
North America or Caribbean 30
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 6914

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24581
No Religion 7529
Buddhist 47
Hindu 41
Jewish 14
Muslim 165
Sikh 41
Other Religion 68
Not Stated 2213
Total 34699

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 10115
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3721
Self Employed 1838
Unemployed 1167
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1284
Retired 4513
Looking After Home or Family 992
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1359
Other 441
Total 25430

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 101
Mining/Quarrying 91
Manufacturing 2182
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 301
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 155
Construction 1272
RetailInc. Wholesale 2825
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 813
Accommodation and Food 818
Information and Communication 340
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 573
Real Estate 250
Professional, Scientific and Technical 657
Administration 669
Public Administration and Defence 857
Education 1380
HealthInc. Social Work 2186
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 613
Total 16083