Information about the WS9 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS9. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS9 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 3874
Semi-Detached 5605
Terraced 1618
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1704
Flat (Converted) 64
Residence in Commercial Building 136
Caravan/Park/Temporary 76
Total 13077

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5230
Owned with Mortgage 4575
Shared Ownership 50
Rented: From Council 796
Rented: Other Social 879
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 930
Rented: Other 101
Rent Free 135
Total 12696

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 3574
Two People 4718
Three People 1980
Four People 1701
Five People 496
Six People 177
Seven People 31
8+ People 19
Total 12696

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 1882
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2615
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1992
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1687
Total 8176

Gender Back to Top

Male 14579
Female 15352
Total 29931

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 1471
5-7 956
8-9 580
10-14 1781
15 367
16-17 781
18-19 606
20-24 1441
25-29 1406
30-44 5242
45-59 6185
60-64 2122
65-74 3707
75-84 2428
85-89 578
90+ 280
Total 29931

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 6586
Married 13212
Divorced 2100
Separated 552
Widowed 2297
Same Sex 29
Total 24776

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 12942
Good 10674
Fair 4524
Bad 1382
Very Bad 409
Total 29931

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) 5803
Apprenticeship 993
2+ A Levels 2913
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3921
1-4 GCSEs 3237
No GCSEs 6818
Other 1091
Total 24776

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 28203
Mixed Ethnicity 431
Indian 610
Pakistani 76
Bangladeshi 55
Chinese 63
Other Asian 145
Black African 46
Black Caribbean 131
Other Black/African/Caribbean 54
Other 117
Total 29931

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28346
Wales 234
Scotland 172
Northern Ireland 76
Republic of Ireland 193
European Union 239
Other 671
Total 29931

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 23766
Republic of Ireland 142
Europe (including European Union) 160
African Countries 52
Middle East or Asia 107
North America or Caribbean 32
Central America 1
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 17
None 5714

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21418
No Religion 5649
Buddhist 46
Hindu 157
Jewish 11
Muslim 156
Sikh 529
Other Religion 102
Not Stated 1863
Total 29931

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 8082
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3153
Self Employed 2024
Unemployed 905
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1359
Retired 4243
Looking After Home or Family 747
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 659
Other 318
Total 21490

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 72
Mining/Quarrying 14
Manufacturing 1808
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 65
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 139
Construction 1344
RetailInc. Wholesale 2273
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 615
Accommodation and Food 489
Information and Communication 320
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 486
Real Estate 228
Professional, Scientific and Technical 674
Administration 528
Public Administration and Defence 754
Education 1638
HealthInc. Social Work 1623
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 618
Total 13688