Information about the WV1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV1 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 643
Semi-Detached 3013
Terraced 2145
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2736
Flat (Converted) 599
Residence in Commercial Building 245
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 9387

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1677
Owned with Mortgage 1642
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 2326
Rented: Other Social 956
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1941
Rented: Other 87
Rent Free 199
Total 8871

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 3508
Two People 2439
Three People 1242
Four People 911
Five People 451
Six People 231
Seven People 53
8+ People 36
Total 8871

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 687
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2001
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1478
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2922
Total 7088

Gender Back to Top

Male 11417
Female 10311
Total 21728

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 1460
5-7 659
8-9 404
10-14 1089
15 206
16-17 499
18-19 999
20-24 3025
25-29 2157
30-44 4589
45-59 3203
60-64 856
65-74 1391
75-84 876
85-89 226
90+ 89
Total 21728

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 9225
Married 5600
Divorced 1517
Separated 527
Widowed 1009
Same Sex 32
Total 17910

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 9180
Good 7681
Fair 3231
Bad 1240
Very Bad 396
Total 21728

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) 3377
Apprenticeship 291
2+ A Levels 2381
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2472
1-4 GCSEs 2500
No GCSEs 5354
Other 1535
Total 17910

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 12655
Mixed Ethnicity 1593
Indian 2486
Pakistani 835
Bangladeshi 60
Chinese 332
Other Asian 864
Black African 790
Black Caribbean 1187
Other Black/African/Caribbean 431
Other 495
Total 21728

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15700
Wales 113
Scotland 96
Northern Ireland 52
Republic of Ireland 122
European Union 1382
Other 4263
Total 21728

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13144
Republic of Ireland 95
Europe (including European Union) 1462
African Countries 501
Middle East or Asia 1221
North America or Caribbean 160
Central America 6
South America 10
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 5214

Religion Back to Top

Christian 10644
No Religion 5115
Buddhist 135
Hindu 941
Jewish 17
Muslim 1838
Sikh 1246
Other Religion 351
Not Stated 1441
Total 21728

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 4916
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1881
Self Employed 730
Unemployed 1576
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3611
Retired 1604
Looking After Home or Family 842
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 939
Other 620
Total 16719

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 1095
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 90
Construction 410
RetailInc. Wholesale 1555
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 622
Accommodation and Food 637
Information and Communication 164
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 227
Real Estate 114
Professional, Scientific and Technical 269
Administration 540
Public Administration and Defence 390
Education 707
HealthInc. Social Work 1170
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 425
Total 8470