Information about the WR8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WR8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WR8 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 2540
Semi-Detached 1250
Terraced 567
Flat (Purpose-Built) 287
Flat (Converted) 127
Residence in Commercial Building 87
Caravan/Park/Temporary 102
Total 4960

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2063
Owned with Mortgage 1416
Shared Ownership 15
Rented: From Council 70
Rented: Other Social 455
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 523
Rented: Other 67
Rent Free 98
Total 4707

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 1363
Two People 1944
Three People 650
Four People 521
Five People 179
Six People 42
Seven People 7
8+ People 1
Total 4707

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 947
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 845
C2 - Skilled manual workers 699
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 509
Total 3000

Gender Back to Top

Male 5209
Female 5532
Total 10741

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
0-4 398
5-7 275
8-9 202
10-14 559
15 135
16-17 271
18-19 175
20-24 421
25-29 365
30-44 1663
45-59 2534
60-64 967
65-74 1493
75-84 886
85-89 244
90+ 153
Total 10741

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 2079
Married 5134
Divorced 919
Separated 176
Widowed 843
Same Sex 21
Total 9172

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 4845
Good 3776
Fair 1560
Bad 418
Very Bad 142
Total 10741

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) 3206
Apprenticeship 360
2+ A Levels 991
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1426
1-4 GCSEs 1007
No GCSEs 1806
Other 376
Total 9172

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10569
Mixed Ethnicity 68
Indian 20
Pakistani 5
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 23
Other Asian 28
Black African 2
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 9
Total 10741

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9802
Wales 290
Scotland 157
Northern Ireland 45
Republic of Ireland 41
European Union 181
Other 225
Total 10741

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8562
Republic of Ireland 34
Europe (including European Union) 114
African Countries 17
Middle East or Asia 36
North America or Caribbean 27
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 36
None 1974

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7565
No Religion 2245
Buddhist 11
Hindu 7
Jewish 2
Muslim 19
Sikh 5
Other Religion 30
Not Stated 857
Total 10741

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 2716
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1111
Self Employed 1316
Unemployed 168
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 438
Retired 1562
Looking After Home or Family 239
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 245
Other 94
Total 7889

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 213
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 618
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 39
Construction 421
RetailInc. Wholesale 800
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 136
Accommodation and Food 269
Information and Communication 195
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 142
Real Estate 85
Professional, Scientific and Technical 414
Administration 239
Public Administration and Defence 265
Education 531
HealthInc. Social Work 626
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 240
Total 5268