Information about the WS12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS12 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 5555
Semi-Detached 7502
Terraced 1707
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1425
Flat (Converted) 89
Residence in Commercial Building 96
Caravan/Park/Temporary 114
Total 16488

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4465
Owned with Mortgage 7102
Shared Ownership 140
Rented: From Council 1598
Rented: Other Social 730
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1713
Rented: Other 176
Rent Free 180
Total 16104

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 3944
Two People 5760
Three People 2998
Four People 2469
Five People 708
Six People 183
Seven People 25
8+ People 17
Total 16104

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 2154
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3634
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3698
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3056
Total 12542

Gender Back to Top

Male 19798
Female 19861
Total 39659

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 2431
5-7 1353
8-9 843
10-14 2412
15 504
16-17 1079
18-19 957
20-24 2400
25-29 2528
30-44 8854
45-59 8365
60-64 2320
65-74 3254
75-84 1707
85-89 428
90+ 224
Total 39659

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 9917
Married 16490
Divorced 2875
Separated 762
Widowed 2028
Same Sex 44
Total 32116

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 18167
Good 13743
Fair 5274
Bad 1867
Very Bad 608
Total 39659

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) 6240
Apprenticeship 1153
2+ A Levels 4321
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5902
1-4 GCSEs 5146
No GCSEs 8119
Other 1235
Total 32116

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38802
Mixed Ethnicity 319
Indian 171
Pakistani 59
Bangladeshi 18
Chinese 65
Other Asian 82
Black African 35
Black Caribbean 64
Other Black/African/Caribbean 9
Other 35
Total 39659

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 38040
Wales 284
Scotland 354
Northern Ireland 87
Republic of Ireland 94
European Union 355
Other 445
Total 39659

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30489
Republic of Ireland 65
Europe (including European Union) 215
African Countries 34
Middle East or Asia 90
North America or Caribbean 36
Central America 3
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 16
None 8785

Religion Back to Top

Christian 27369
No Religion 9321
Buddhist 69
Hindu 66
Jewish 3
Muslim 87
Sikh 95
Other Religion 132
Not Stated 2517
Total 39659

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 12595
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4509
Self Employed 2826
Unemployed 1198
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1856
Retired 3984
Looking After Home or Family 1147
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1203
Other 439
Total 29757

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 61
Mining/Quarrying 26
Manufacturing 2711
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 147
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 213
Construction 2528
RetailInc. Wholesale 3881
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1162
Accommodation and Food 873
Information and Communication 379
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 464
Real Estate 222
Professional, Scientific and Technical 783
Administration 851
Public Administration and Defence 1204
Education 1700
HealthInc. Social Work 2480
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 821
Total 20506