Information about the WS5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS5 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 3241
Semi-Detached 3785
Terraced 1109
Flat (Purpose-Built) 820
Flat (Converted) 58
Residence in Commercial Building 119
Caravan/Park/Temporary 66
Total 9198

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3401
Owned with Mortgage 3131
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 731
Rented: Other Social 559
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 878
Rented: Other 63
Rent Free 114
Total 8898

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 2240
Two People 2804
Three People 1458
Four People 1281
Five People 671
Six People 289
Seven People 85
8+ People 70
Total 8898

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 1430
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1869
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1307
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1674
Total 6280

Gender Back to Top

Male 11528
Female 12188
Total 23716

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 1512
5-7 958
8-9 551
10-14 1547
15 335
16-17 645
18-19 571
20-24 1460
25-29 1520
30-44 4744
45-59 4306
60-64 1392
65-74 2130
75-84 1530
85-89 348
90+ 167
Total 23716

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 5419
Married 10279
Divorced 1188
Separated 407
Widowed 1489
Same Sex 31
Total 18813

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 10324
Good 8585
Fair 3371
Bad 1107
Very Bad 329
Total 23716

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) 5003
Apprenticeship 453
2+ A Levels 2128
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2718
1-4 GCSEs 2503
No GCSEs 4798
Other 1210
Total 18813

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 14102
Mixed Ethnicity 556
Indian 4507
Pakistani 1358
Bangladeshi 639
Chinese 145
Other Asian 924
Black African 197
Black Caribbean 432
Other Black/African/Caribbean 129
Other 727
Total 23716

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 19379
Wales 138
Scotland 81
Northern Ireland 43
Republic of Ireland 68
European Union 384
Other 3623
Total 23716

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 18354
Republic of Ireland 58
Europe (including European Union) 347
African Countries 125
Middle East or Asia 866
North America or Caribbean 66
Central America 0
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 4018

Religion Back to Top

Christian 11371
No Religion 3227
Buddhist 91
Hindu 1331
Jewish 3
Muslim 2190
Sikh 4039
Other Religion 198
Not Stated 1266
Total 23716

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 6132
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2363
Self Employed 1579
Unemployed 907
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1496
Retired 2465
Looking After Home or Family 808
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 582
Other 436
Total 16768

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 21
Mining/Quarrying 1
Manufacturing 1183
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 60
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 75
Construction 661
RetailInc. Wholesale 1962
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 633
Accommodation and Food 473
Information and Communication 274
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 411
Real Estate 173
Professional, Scientific and Technical 478
Administration 436
Public Administration and Defence 567
Education 1150
HealthInc. Social Work 1483
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 371
Total 10412