Information about the WV12 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV12. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV12 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 2285
Semi-Detached 5871
Terraced 1976
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1458
Flat (Converted) 37
Residence in Commercial Building 68
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 11698

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4234
Owned with Mortgage 4051
Shared Ownership 56
Rented: From Council 1114
Rented: Other Social 1016
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 757
Rented: Other 81
Rent Free 128
Total 11437

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 2927
Two People 4109
Three People 2061
Four People 1573
Five People 510
Six People 199
Seven People 36
8+ People 22
Total 11437

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 963
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2202
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2500
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2417
Total 8082

Gender Back to Top

Male 13639
Female 14220
Total 27859

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 1553
5-7 906
8-9 565
10-14 1601
15 380
16-17 691
18-19 664
20-24 1789
25-29 1765
30-44 5202
45-59 5749
60-64 1881
65-74 2976
75-84 1685
85-89 320
90+ 132
Total 27859

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 7097
Married 11824
Divorced 1673
Separated 478
Widowed 1760
Same Sex 22
Total 22854

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 11651
Good 10011
Fair 4338
Bad 1440
Very Bad 419
Total 27859

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) 3350
Apprenticeship 932
2+ A Levels 2715
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3697
1-4 GCSEs 3413
No GCSEs 7566
Other 1181
Total 22854

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 24977
Mixed Ethnicity 613
Indian 1156
Pakistani 146
Bangladeshi 50
Chinese 66
Other Asian 245
Black African 65
Black Caribbean 243
Other Black/African/Caribbean 78
Other 220
Total 27859

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 26402
Wales 125
Scotland 104
Northern Ireland 29
Republic of Ireland 62
European Union 174
Other 963
Total 27859

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 20774
Republic of Ireland 41
Europe (including European Union) 111
African Countries 51
Middle East or Asia 246
North America or Caribbean 23
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 5
None 6643

Religion Back to Top

Christian 19012
No Religion 5448
Buddhist 36
Hindu 135
Jewish 5
Muslim 246
Sikh 1256
Other Religion 84
Not Stated 1637
Total 27859

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 8075
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3042
Self Employed 1460
Unemployed 1138
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1304
Retired 3489
Looking After Home or Family 866
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 923
Other 420
Total 20717

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 2116
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 62
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 147
Construction 1243
RetailInc. Wholesale 2594
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 752
Accommodation and Food 522
Information and Communication 177
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 367
Real Estate 174
Professional, Scientific and Technical 420
Administration 461
Public Administration and Defence 613
Education 1183
HealthInc. Social Work 1633
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 487
Total 12969