Information about the WV15 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV15. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV15 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 1772
Semi-Detached 1708
Terraced 931
Flat (Purpose-Built) 127
Flat (Converted) 132
Residence in Commercial Building 106
Caravan/Park/Temporary 87
Total 4863

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1744
Owned with Mortgage 1448
Shared Ownership 12
Rented: From Council 325
Rented: Other Social 111
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 750
Rented: Other 112
Rent Free 123
Total 4625

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 1270
Two People 1899
Three People 667
Four People 549
Five People 171
Six People 52
Seven People 12
8+ People 5
Total 4625

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 827
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 929
C2 - Skilled manual workers 767
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 626
Total 3149

Gender Back to Top

Male 5374
Female 5382
Total 10756

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
0-4 464
5-7 302
8-9 202
10-14 570
15 135
16-17 258
18-19 181
20-24 471
25-29 465
30-44 1979
45-59 2417
60-64 929
65-74 1406
75-84 717
85-89 171
90+ 89
Total 10756

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 2306
Married 4991
Divorced 910
Separated 174
Widowed 690
Same Sex 12
Total 9083

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 4896
Good 3778
Fair 1500
Bad 450
Very Bad 132
Total 10756

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) 2493
Apprenticeship 304
2+ A Levels 1060
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1496
1-4 GCSEs 1218
No GCSEs 2172
Other 340
Total 9083

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10583
Mixed Ethnicity 68
Indian 21
Bangladeshi 10
Chinese 25
Other Asian 14
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 9
Other 10
Total 10756

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 10081
Wales 213
Scotland 120
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 30
European Union 102
Other 173
Total 10756

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8536
Republic of Ireland 43
Europe (including European Union) 85
African Countries 13
Middle East or Asia 26
North America or Caribbean 15
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 20
None 2065

Religion Back to Top

Christian 7836
No Religion 2032
Buddhist 22
Hindu 7
Jewish 2
Muslim 32
Sikh 11
Other Religion 50
Not Stated 764
Total 10756

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 2948
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1201
Self Employed 1222
Unemployed 202
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 448
Retired 1511
Looking After Home or Family 258
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 215
Other 101
Total 8106

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 202
Mining/Quarrying 12
Manufacturing 747
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 27
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 48
Construction 521
RetailInc. Wholesale 893
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 182
Accommodation and Food 352
Information and Communication 137
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 137
Real Estate 96
Professional, Scientific and Technical 344
Administration 225
Public Administration and Defence 275
Education 484
HealthInc. Social Work 578
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 250
Total 5510