Information about the WV11 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV11. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV11 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 2528
Semi-Detached 9153
Terraced 2196
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2669
Flat (Converted) 173
Residence in Commercial Building 153
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 16884

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5590
Owned with Mortgage 5243
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 3292
Rented: Other Social 640
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1237
Rented: Other 168
Rent Free 276
Total 16489

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 5001
Two People 5524
Three People 2703
Four People 2164
Five People 762
Six People 259
Seven People 44
8+ People 32
Total 16489

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 1315
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3041
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3250
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3780
Total 11386

Gender Back to Top

Male 19225
Female 19767
Total 38992

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 2200
5-7 1282
8-9 789
10-14 2210
15 475
16-17 993
18-19 995
20-24 2470
25-29 2191
30-44 7695
45-59 7853
60-64 2242
65-74 3941
75-84 2839
85-89 605
90+ 212
Total 38992

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 10225
Married 15422
Divorced 2811
Separated 714
Widowed 2814
Same Sex 50
Total 32036

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 15846
Good 13760
Fair 6447
Bad 2281
Very Bad 658
Total 38992

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) 4970
Apprenticeship 1257
2+ A Levels 3416
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5059
1-4 GCSEs 4706
No GCSEs 10930
Other 1698
Total 32036

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33119
Mixed Ethnicity 1175
Indian 2354
Pakistani 99
Bangladeshi 21
Chinese 112
Other Asian 682
Black African 207
Black Caribbean 619
Other Black/African/Caribbean 241
Other 363
Total 38992

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35592
Wales 202
Scotland 159
Northern Ireland 85
Republic of Ireland 153
European Union 489
Other 2312
Total 38992

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27806
Republic of Ireland 114
Europe (including European Union) 410
African Countries 125
Middle East or Asia 689
North America or Caribbean 71
Central America 1
South America 9
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 9830

Religion Back to Top

Christian 26145
No Religion 7418
Buddhist 73
Hindu 316
Jewish 9
Muslim 267
Sikh 2239
Other Religion 176
Not Stated 2349
Total 38992

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 10833
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4172
Self Employed 1925
Unemployed 1691
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1933
Retired 4531
Looking After Home or Family 1210
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1469
Other 616
Total 28380

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 56
Mining/Quarrying 6
Manufacturing 2500
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 91
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 195
Construction 1770
RetailInc. Wholesale 3206
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1019
Accommodation and Food 769
Information and Communication 288
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 471
Real Estate 233
Professional, Scientific and Technical 512
Administration 774
Public Administration and Defence 868
Education 1329
HealthInc. Social Work 2739
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 707
Total 17533