Information about the WS6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS6 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 2065
Semi-Detached 3772
Terraced 1187
Flat (Purpose-Built) 476
Flat (Converted) 27
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Caravan/Park/Temporary 16
Total 7616

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2938
Owned with Mortgage 2868
Shared Ownership 21
Rented: From Council 119
Rented: Other Social 978
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 424
Rented: Other 61
Rent Free 72
Total 7481

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 1709
Two People 2835
Three People 1313
Four People 1186
Five People 331
Six People 91
Seven People 10
8+ People 6
Total 7481

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 870
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1570
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1507
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1209
Total 5156

Gender Back to Top

Male 9181
Female 9488
Total 18669

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
0-4 832
5-7 532
8-9 347
10-14 1093
15 238
16-17 493
18-19 473
20-24 1160
25-29 926
30-44 3322
45-59 4066
60-64 1420
65-74 2259
75-84 1088
85-89 258
90+ 162
Total 18669

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 4298
Married 8499
Divorced 1232
Separated 337
Widowed 1247
Same Sex 14
Total 15627

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 8016
Good 6677
Fair 2666
Bad 1007
Very Bad 303
Total 18669

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) 2792
Apprenticeship 661
2+ A Levels 2045
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2727
1-4 GCSEs 2441
No GCSEs 4349
Other 612
Total 15627

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 18215
Mixed Ethnicity 181
Indian 126
Pakistani 13
Chinese 25
Other Asian 40
Black African 15
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 4
Other 25
Total 18669

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18099
Wales 106
Scotland 95
Northern Ireland 33
Republic of Ireland 42
European Union 117
Other 177
Total 18669

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14632
Republic of Ireland 30
Europe (including European Union) 53
African Countries 12
Middle East or Asia 25
North America or Caribbean 7
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 6
None 3917

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13663
No Religion 3611
Buddhist 34
Hindu 42
Jewish 1
Muslim 28
Sikh 91
Other Religion 31
Not Stated 1168
Total 18669

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 5466
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2157
Self Employed 1238
Unemployed 516
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 957
Retired 2677
Looking After Home or Family 460
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 475
Other 173
Total 14119

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 28
Mining/Quarrying 10
Manufacturing 1273
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 72
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 1058
RetailInc. Wholesale 1739
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 500
Accommodation and Food 340
Information and Communication 153
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 283
Real Estate 114
Professional, Scientific and Technical 293
Administration 368
Public Administration and Defence 529
Education 842
HealthInc. Social Work 1045
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 437
Total 9178