Information about the WS15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS15 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 5841
Semi-Detached 6256
Terraced 2678
Flat (Purpose-Built) 981
Flat (Converted) 186
Residence in Commercial Building 128
Caravan/Park/Temporary 161
Total 16231

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5816
Owned with Mortgage 5986
Shared Ownership 75
Rented: From Council 1023
Rented: Other Social 768
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1656
Rented: Other 178
Rent Free 178
Total 15680

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 3919
Two People 6063
Three People 2670
Four People 2142
Five People 640
Six People 201
Seven People 38
8+ People 7
Total 15680

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 2063
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3076
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2897
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3080
Total 11116

Gender Back to Top

Male 18607
Female 19213
Total 37820

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 2057
5-7 1275
8-9 777
10-14 2223
15 483
16-17 1010
18-19 847
20-24 2018
25-29 1952
30-44 7252
45-59 8011
60-64 2762
65-74 4239
75-84 2174
85-89 503
90+ 237
Total 37820

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 8649
Married 16357
Divorced 2882
Separated 688
Widowed 2377
Same Sex 52
Total 31005

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 16841
Good 13197
Fair 5450
Bad 1844
Very Bad 488
Total 37820

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) 6465
Apprenticeship 1210
2+ A Levels 3744
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5257
1-4 GCSEs 4714
No GCSEs 8264
Other 1351
Total 31005

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 37063
Mixed Ethnicity 278
Indian 124
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 82
Other Asian 71
Black African 28
Black Caribbean 83
Other Black/African/Caribbean 21
Other 35
Total 37820

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35569
Wales 489
Scotland 672
Northern Ireland 102
Republic of Ireland 157
European Union 384
Other 447
Total 37820

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29039
Republic of Ireland 121
Europe (including European Union) 243
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 104
North America or Caribbean 45
Central America 1
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 8289

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26752
No Religion 8238
Buddhist 61
Hindu 57
Jewish 8
Muslim 69
Sikh 79
Other Religion 113
Not Stated 2443
Total 37820

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 10855
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4239
Self Employed 2829
Unemployed 1034
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1635
Retired 4908
Looking After Home or Family 1081
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1110
Other 400
Total 28091

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 283
Mining/Quarrying 31
Manufacturing 2638
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 171
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 311
Construction 1880
RetailInc. Wholesale 3119
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 928
Accommodation and Food 900
Information and Communication 396
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 352
Real Estate 174
Professional, Scientific and Technical 818
Administration 789
Public Administration and Defence 1044
Education 1517
HealthInc. Social Work 2200
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 845
Total 18396