Information about the WR1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WR1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WR1 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 389
Semi-Detached 815
Terraced 2234
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2545
Flat (Converted) 583
Residence in Commercial Building 361
Caravan/Park/Temporary 28
Total 6955

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1273
Owned with Mortgage 1592
Shared Ownership 113
Rented: From Council 180
Rented: Other Social 775
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2308
Rented: Other 118
Rent Free 92
Total 6451

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 3059
Two People 2112
Three People 664
Four People 404
Five People 145
Six People 51
Seven People 14
8+ People 2
Total 6451

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 1411
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1739
C2 - Skilled manual workers 874
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1305
Total 5329

Gender Back to Top

Male 6349
Female 6111
Total 12460

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
0-4 636
5-7 299
8-9 177
10-14 405
15 73
16-17 208
18-19 455
20-24 1374
25-29 1608
30-44 3005
45-59 2114
60-64 616
65-74 725
75-84 504
85-89 172
90+ 89
Total 12460

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 3186
Divorced 1253
Separated 334
Widowed 598
Same Sex 21
Total 10870

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 5948
Good 4298
Fair 1600
Bad 489
Very Bad 125
Total 12460

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) 3850
Apprenticeship 254
2+ A Levels 1755
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1455
1-4 GCSEs 1091
No GCSEs 1780
Other 685
Total 10870

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11428
Mixed Ethnicity 222
Indian 90
Pakistani 181
Bangladeshi 143
Chinese 101
Other Asian 111
Black African 67
Black Caribbean 49
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 50
Total 12460

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10273
Wales 250
Scotland 164
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 76
European Union 862
Other 787
Total 12460

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 9066
Republic of Ireland 68
Europe (including European Union) 863
African Countries 68
Middle East or Asia 209
North America or Caribbean 52
Central America 2
South America 18
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 44
None 2196

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6935
No Religion 4008
Buddhist 75
Hindu 43
Jewish 4
Muslim 402
Sikh 26
Other Religion 72
Not Stated 895
Total 12460

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 4688
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1193
Self Employed 826
Unemployed 550
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1160
Retired 860
Looking After Home or Family 263
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 371
Other 194
Total 10105

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 764
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 77
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 40
Construction 352
RetailInc. Wholesale 1134
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 220
Accommodation and Food 568
Information and Communication 306
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 148
Real Estate 162
Professional, Scientific and Technical 462
Administration 325
Public Administration and Defence 461
Education 848
HealthInc. Social Work 842
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 365
Total 7090