Information about the WF9 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WF9. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WF9 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 3779
Semi-Detached 8383
Terraced 4184
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1106
Flat (Converted) 109
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 17687

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4658
Owned with Mortgage 5646
Shared Ownership 55
Rented: From Council 3168
Rented: Other Social 1175
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1911
Rented: Other 209
Rent Free 172
Total 16994

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 4997
Two People 5978
Three People 2866
Four People 2174
Five People 725
Six People 201
Seven People 37
8+ People 16
Total 16994

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 1179
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2752
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3114
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5144
Total 12189

Gender Back to Top

Male 19572
Female 20180
Total 39752

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 2392
5-7 1418
8-9 860
10-14 2436
15 507
16-17 1140
18-19 969
20-24 2431
25-29 2497
30-44 7558
45-59 8219
60-64 2363
65-74 3939
75-84 2284
85-89 525
90+ 214
Total 39752

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 10196
Married 15166
Divorced 3257
Separated 849
Widowed 2629
Same Sex 42
Total 32139

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 15836
Good 12890
Fair 6695
Bad 3306
Very Bad 1025
Total 39752

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) 4126
Apprenticeship 1145
2+ A Levels 3152
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5179
1-4 GCSEs 4674
No GCSEs 12377
Other 1486
Total 32139

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 39140
Mixed Ethnicity 262
Indian 56
Pakistani 59
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 45
Other Asian 38
Black African 76
Black Caribbean 28
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 28
Total 39752

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37656
Wales 126
Scotland 552
Northern Ireland 60
Republic of Ireland 60
European Union 890
Other 408
Total 39752

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29015
Republic of Ireland 39
Europe (including European Union) 690
African Countries 70
Middle East or Asia 60
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 0
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 23
None 9878

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27504
No Religion 9371
Buddhist 36
Hindu 25
Jewish 7
Muslim 119
Sikh 13
Other Religion 102
Not Stated 2575
Total 39752

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 10363
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4351
Self Employed 1712
Unemployed 1542
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1684
Retired 4869
Looking After Home or Family 1348
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2596
Other 651
Total 29116

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 69
Mining/Quarrying 119
Manufacturing 1465
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 136
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 143
Construction 1506
RetailInc. Wholesale 4364
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1277
Accommodation and Food 748
Information and Communication 228
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 403
Real Estate 227
Professional, Scientific and Technical 464
Administration 781
Public Administration and Defence 879
Education 1253
HealthInc. Social Work 2151
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 637
Total 16850