Information about the WS8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS8 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 1842
Semi-Detached 3633
Terraced 1241
Flat (Purpose-Built) 779
Flat (Converted) 58
Residence in Commercial Building 155
Caravan/Park/Temporary 91
Total 7799

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2367
Owned with Mortgage 2688
Shared Ownership 94
Rented: From Council 667
Rented: Other Social 833
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 744
Rented: Other 87
Rent Free 98
Total 7578

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 2092
Two People 2643
Three People 1353
Four People 1002
Five People 333
Six People 117
Seven People 23
8+ People 15
Total 7578

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 731
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1464
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1624
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1628
Total 5447

Gender Back to Top

Male 9091
Female 9195
Total 18286

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 1062
5-7 622
8-9 430
10-14 1114
15 231
16-17 486
18-19 439
20-24 1045
25-29 1089
30-44 3772
45-59 3611
60-64 1141
65-74 1858
75-84 1026
85-89 247
90+ 113
Total 18286

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 4701
Married 7184
Divorced 1402
Separated 351
Widowed 1166
Same Sex 23
Total 14827

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 7619
Good 6514
Fair 2847
Bad 1003
Very Bad 303
Total 18286

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) 2280
Apprenticeship 452
2+ A Levels 1700
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2452
1-4 GCSEs 2292
No GCSEs 4988
Other 663
Total 14827

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17397
Mixed Ethnicity 296
Indian 205
Pakistani 47
Bangladeshi 28
Chinese 44
Other Asian 51
Black African 33
Black Caribbean 109
Other Black/African/Caribbean 45
Other 31
Total 18286

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17460
Wales 96
Scotland 87
Northern Ireland 44
Republic of Ireland 76
European Union 212
Other 311
Total 18286

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13171
Republic of Ireland 44
Europe (including European Union) 164
African Countries 30
Middle East or Asia 60
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 4813

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12424
No Religion 4363
Buddhist 51
Hindu 64
Jewish 4
Muslim 91
Sikh 133
Other Religion 71
Not Stated 1085
Total 18286

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 5034
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1981
Self Employed 1136
Unemployed 758
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 829
Retired 2185
Looking After Home or Family 587
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 646
Other 285
Total 13441

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 30
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1283
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 24
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 125
Construction 925
RetailInc. Wholesale 1584
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 478
Accommodation and Food 401
Information and Communication 128
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 228
Real Estate 118
Professional, Scientific and Technical 290
Administration 369
Public Administration and Defence 387
Education 744
HealthInc. Social Work 907
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 340
Total 8369