Information about the WR2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WR2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WR2 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 4148
Semi-Detached 5248
Terraced 2088
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1102
Flat (Converted) 250
Residence in Commercial Building 125
Caravan/Park/Temporary 98
Total 13059

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5037
Owned with Mortgage 4237
Shared Ownership 75
Rented: From Council 475
Rented: Other Social 986
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1596
Rented: Other 159
Rent Free 149
Total 12714

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 3514
Two People 4696
Three People 1932
Four People 1731
Five People 605
Six People 181
Seven People 41
8+ People 14
Total 12714

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 2078
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2821
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1959
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1749
Total 8607

Gender Back to Top

Male 15283
Female 15963
Total 31246

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 1507
5-7 946
8-9 633
10-14 1719
15 344
16-17 709
18-19 1354
20-24 2803
25-29 1408
30-44 5356
45-59 6028
60-64 2125
65-74 3380
75-84 2080
85-89 553
90+ 301
Total 31246

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 8693
Married 12538
Divorced 2326
Separated 524
Widowed 1990
Same Sex 26
Total 26097

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 14452
Good 11143
Fair 4130
Bad 1165
Very Bad 356
Total 31246

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) 7034
Apprenticeship 1189
2+ A Levels 4535
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3783
1-4 GCSEs 3084
No GCSEs 5344
Other 1128
Total 26097

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30371
Mixed Ethnicity 324
Indian 100
Pakistani 88
Bangladeshi 20
Chinese 99
Other Asian 112
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 39
Other Black/African/Caribbean 6
Other 52
Total 31246

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28382
Wales 703
Scotland 352
Northern Ireland 121
Republic of Ireland 161
European Union 767
Other 760
Total 31246

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 24213
Republic of Ireland 131
Europe (including European Union) 617
African Countries 68
Middle East or Asia 135
North America or Caribbean 61
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 45
None 6105

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21000
No Religion 7707
Buddhist 91
Hindu 31
Jewish 10
Muslim 189
Sikh 47
Other Religion 116
Not Stated 2055
Total 31246

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 7981
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3429
Self Employed 2160
Unemployed 750
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3527
Retired 3759
Looking After Home or Family 640
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 600
Other 317
Total 23163

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 178
Mining/Quarrying 18
Manufacturing 1555
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 84
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 98
Construction 1049
RetailInc. Wholesale 2626
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 575
Accommodation and Food 898
Information and Communication 429
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 331
Real Estate 280
Professional, Scientific and Technical 776
Administration 577
Public Administration and Defence 945
Education 1792
HealthInc. Social Work 1825
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 776
Total 14812