Information about the WS3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS3 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 3621
Semi-Detached 10215
Terraced 5150
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3345
Flat (Converted) 130
Residence in Commercial Building 276
Caravan/Park/Temporary 93
Total 22830

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5954
Owned with Mortgage 6373
Shared Ownership 87
Rented: From Council 3438
Rented: Other Social 3691
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2100
Rented: Other 202
Rent Free 333
Total 22178

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 6590
Two People 7345
Three People 3600
Four People 2904
Five People 1156
Six People 443
Seven People 88
8+ People 52
Total 22178

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 1609
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3586
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4428
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6015
Total 15638

Gender Back to Top

Male 26314
Female 27468
Total 53782

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 3605
5-7 2060
8-9 1358
10-14 3530
15 734
16-17 1432
18-19 1277
20-24 3254
25-29 3251
30-44 10153
45-59 10214
60-64 3111
65-74 5114
75-84 3370
85-89 887
90+ 432
Total 53782

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 14450
Married 19053
Divorced 4023
Separated 1119
Widowed 3791
Same Sex 59
Total 42495

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 21809
Good 18352
Fair 8940
Bad 3587
Very Bad 1094
Total 53782

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) 5292
Apprenticeship 1228
2+ A Levels 4110
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6394
1-4 GCSEs 6160
No GCSEs 17410
Other 1901
Total 42495

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 50491
Mixed Ethnicity 1068
Indian 374
Pakistani 505
Bangladeshi 107
Chinese 118
Other Asian 224
Black African 303
Black Caribbean 346
Other Black/African/Caribbean 113
Other 133
Total 53782

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 51430
Wales 216
Scotland 208
Northern Ireland 79
Republic of Ireland 111
European Union 607
Other 1131
Total 53782

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 35186
Republic of Ireland 93
Europe (including European Union) 516
African Countries 172
Middle East or Asia 183
North America or Caribbean 57
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 17640

Religion Back to Top

Christian 35829
No Religion 13175
Buddhist 63
Hindu 103
Jewish 6
Muslim 649
Sikh 276
Other Religion 176
Not Stated 3505
Total 53782

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 12864
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5273
Self Employed 2411
Unemployed 2940
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2448
Retired 5991
Looking After Home or Family 2350
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2370
Other 1159
Total 37806

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 24
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 3196
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 102
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 328
Construction 2230
RetailInc. Wholesale 4084
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1255
Accommodation and Food 898
Information and Communication 253
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 531
Real Estate 294
Professional, Scientific and Technical 605
Administration 1040
Public Administration and Defence 973
Education 1837
HealthInc. Social Work 2608
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 878
Total 21147