Information about the WN5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WN5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WN5 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 3151
Semi-Detached 10118
Terraced 5441
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1642
Flat (Converted) 201
Residence in Commercial Building 171
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 20729

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6334
Owned with Mortgage 6529
Shared Ownership 32
Rented: From Council 4133
Rented: Other Social 672
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1832
Rented: Other 176
Rent Free 337
Total 20045

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 6053
Two People 6952
Three People 3515
Four People 2502
Five People 761
Six People 209
Seven People 37
8+ People 16
Total 20045

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 2190
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3625
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3502
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5180
Total 14497

Gender Back to Top

Male 22987
Female 23389
Total 46376

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 2902
5-7 1651
8-9 966
10-14 2577
15 590
16-17 1119
18-19 1014
20-24 2875
25-29 3005
30-44 9280
45-59 8949
60-64 3108
65-74 4752
75-84 2662
85-89 633
90+ 293
Total 46376

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 12621
Married 17404
Divorced 3620
Separated 935
Widowed 3050
Same Sex 60
Total 37690

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 20393
Good 15176
Fair 7190
Bad 2892
Very Bad 725
Total 46376

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) 7101
Apprenticeship 1723
2+ A Levels 4247
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6105
1-4 GCSEs 5687
No GCSEs 11415
Other 1412
Total 37690

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 45319
Mixed Ethnicity 374
Indian 109
Pakistani 64
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 109
Other Asian 94
Black African 142
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 24
Other 107
Total 46376

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 44299
Wales 199
Scotland 321
Northern Ireland 111
Republic of Ireland 130
European Union 565
Other 751
Total 46376

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34812
Republic of Ireland 113
Europe (including European Union) 518
African Countries 82
Middle East or Asia 115
North America or Caribbean 37
Central America 3
South America 13
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 10738

Religion Back to Top

Christian 36325
No Religion 6952
Buddhist 77
Hindu 63
Jewish 7
Muslim 248
Sikh 7
Other Religion 92
Not Stated 2605
Total 46376

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 12920
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4759
Self Employed 2193
Unemployed 1776
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2038
Retired 6024
Looking After Home or Family 1403
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2342
Other 647
Total 34102

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 56
Mining/Quarrying 20
Manufacturing 2709
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 72
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 174
Construction 2029
RetailInc. Wholesale 3686
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1126
Accommodation and Food 911
Information and Communication 487
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 447
Real Estate 275
Professional, Scientific and Technical 773
Administration 1063
Public Administration and Defence 1238
Education 1896
HealthInc. Social Work 2558
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 955
Total 20475