Information about the WS4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS4 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 1836
Semi-Detached 3304
Terraced 1432
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1298
Flat (Converted) 155
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 8150

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2728
Owned with Mortgage 2560
Shared Ownership 99
Rented: From Council 547
Rented: Other Social 985
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 854
Rented: Other 69
Rent Free 101
Total 7943

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 2515
Two People 2794
Three People 1207
Four People 935
Five People 317
Six People 112
Seven People 39
8+ People 24
Total 7943

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 973
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1669
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1455
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1446
Total 5543

Gender Back to Top

Male 9007
Female 9326
Total 18333

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
0-4 985
5-7 542
8-9 370
10-14 985
15 245
16-17 460
18-19 465
20-24 1106
25-29 1163
30-44 3436
45-59 3704
60-64 1233
65-74 1895
75-84 1297
85-89 319
90+ 128
Total 18333

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 4838
Married 7435
Divorced 1347
Separated 342
Widowed 1236
Same Sex 8
Total 15206

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 7605
Good 6433
Fair 3027
Bad 953
Very Bad 315
Total 18333

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) 3120
Apprenticeship 476
2+ A Levels 1740
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2395
1-4 GCSEs 2101
No GCSEs 4586
Other 788
Total 15206

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15627
Mixed Ethnicity 584
Indian 756
Pakistani 443
Bangladeshi 43
Chinese 92
Other Asian 227
Black African 79
Black Caribbean 261
Other Black/African/Caribbean 91
Other 130
Total 18333

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 16887
Wales 119
Scotland 87
Northern Ireland 41
Republic of Ireland 55
European Union 212
Other 932
Total 18333

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13676
Republic of Ireland 50
Europe (including European Union) 201
African Countries 37
Middle East or Asia 194
North America or Caribbean 42
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 14
None 4164

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11809
No Religion 3851
Buddhist 49
Hindu 189
Jewish 9
Muslim 584
Sikh 621
Other Religion 65
Not Stated 1156
Total 18333

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 5135
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1909
Self Employed 1046
Unemployed 761
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 930
Retired 2273
Looking After Home or Family 558
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 585
Other 265
Total 13462

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 1101
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 46
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 85
Construction 753
RetailInc. Wholesale 1434
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 439
Accommodation and Food 387
Information and Communication 161
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 252
Real Estate 127
Professional, Scientific and Technical 365
Administration 354
Public Administration and Defence 418
Education 940
HealthInc. Social Work 1122
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 364
Total 8366