Information about the WV2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV2 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 776
Semi-Detached 2909
Terraced 2559
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1652
Flat (Converted) 173
Residence in Commercial Building 152
Caravan/Park/Temporary 28
Total 8249

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1803
Owned with Mortgage 1528
Shared Ownership 43
Rented: From Council 1723
Rented: Other Social 1005
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1444
Rented: Other 96
Rent Free 172
Total 7814

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 2566
Two People 2107
Three People 1231
Four People 1003
Five People 566
Six People 244
Seven People 63
8+ People 34
Total 7814

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 574
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1432
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1292
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2844
Total 6142

Gender Back to Top

Male 10034
Female 9942
Total 19976

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 1538
5-7 754
8-9 443
10-14 1226
15 288
16-17 590
18-19 554
20-24 1614
25-29 1696
30-44 4480
45-59 3250
60-64 874
65-74 1333
75-84 896
85-89 281
90+ 159
Total 19976

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 6299
Married 6377
Divorced 1305
Separated 490
Widowed 1225
Same Sex 31
Total 15727

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 8284
Good 7053
Fair 3170
Bad 1141
Very Bad 328
Total 19976

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) 2634
Apprenticeship 219
2+ A Levels 1426
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2107
1-4 GCSEs 2188
No GCSEs 5389
Other 1764
Total 15727

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8145
Mixed Ethnicity 1466
Indian 5623
Pakistani 325
Bangladeshi 31
Chinese 188
Other Asian 1079
Black African 469
Black Caribbean 1292
Other Black/African/Caribbean 541
Other 817
Total 19976

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 13515
Wales 62
Scotland 71
Northern Ireland 27
Republic of Ireland 63
European Union 853
Other 5385
Total 19976

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 12097
Republic of Ireland 37
Europe (including European Union) 914
African Countries 246
Middle East or Asia 1969
North America or Caribbean 153
Central America 0
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 4634

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8135
No Religion 3213
Buddhist 151
Hindu 1874
Jewish 5
Muslim 808
Sikh 3756
Other Religion 618
Not Stated 1416
Total 19976

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 4590
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1734
Self Employed 707
Unemployed 1516
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1704
Retired 1509
Looking After Home or Family 944
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 998
Other 689
Total 14391

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 28
Mining/Quarrying 3
Manufacturing 1188
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 52
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 57
Construction 453
RetailInc. Wholesale 1276
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 550
Accommodation and Food 441
Information and Communication 145
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 262
Real Estate 76
Professional, Scientific and Technical 207
Administration 419
Public Administration and Defence 348
Education 586
HealthInc. Social Work 1070
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 284
Total 7445