Information about the WV16 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV16. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV16 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 3710
Semi-Detached 2559
Terraced 1636
Flat (Purpose-Built) 707
Flat (Converted) 206
Residence in Commercial Building 149
Caravan/Park/Temporary 218
Total 9185

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3403
Owned with Mortgage 2488
Shared Ownership 29
Rented: From Council 645
Rented: Other Social 395
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1386
Rented: Other 127
Rent Free 209
Total 8682

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 2602
Two People 3412
Three People 1181
Four People 1074
Five People 297
Six People 91
Seven People 18
8+ People 7
Total 8682

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 1504
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1603
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1492
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1220
Total 5819

Gender Back to Top

Male 9736
Female 10053
Total 19789

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
0-4 863
5-7 599
8-9 384
10-14 1100
15 235
16-17 464
18-19 360
20-24 895
25-29 933
30-44 3546
45-59 4360
60-64 1620
65-74 2493
75-84 1339
85-89 370
90+ 228
Total 19789

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 4382
Married 8922
Divorced 1577
Separated 341
Widowed 1365
Same Sex 21
Total 16608

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 8976
Good 6992
Fair 2784
Bad 770
Very Bad 267
Total 19789

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) 4659
Apprenticeship 534
2+ A Levels 1934
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2749
1-4 GCSEs 2186
No GCSEs 3941
Other 605
Total 16608

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 19506
Mixed Ethnicity 102
Indian 58
Pakistani 16
Bangladeshi 2
Chinese 36
Other Asian 29
Black African 9
Black Caribbean 14
Other Black/African/Caribbean 5
Other 12
Total 19789

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 18572
Wales 350
Scotland 206
Northern Ireland 63
Republic of Ireland 59
European Union 207
Other 332
Total 19789

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 15304
Republic of Ireland 41
Europe (including European Union) 161
African Countries 7
Middle East or Asia 44
North America or Caribbean 47
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 48
None 4224

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14085
No Religion 3972
Buddhist 49
Hindu 20
Jewish 7
Muslim 41
Sikh 30
Other Religion 75
Not Stated 1510
Total 19789

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 5262
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2167
Self Employed 2188
Unemployed 450
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 751
Retired 2716
Looking After Home or Family 512
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 414
Other 211
Total 14671

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 435
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 1402
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 44
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 89
Construction 844
RetailInc. Wholesale 1481
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 320
Accommodation and Food 517
Information and Communication 274
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 204
Real Estate 159
Professional, Scientific and Technical 598
Administration 386
Public Administration and Defence 494
Education 1015
HealthInc. Social Work 1091
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 477
Total 9839