Information about the WV3 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV3. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV3 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 3570
Semi-Detached 4943
Terraced 2757
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2953
Flat (Converted) 1014
Residence in Commercial Building 174
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 15415

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4883
Owned with Mortgage 4303
Shared Ownership 45
Rented: From Council 1490
Rented: Other Social 958
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2694
Rented: Other 145
Rent Free 206
Total 14724

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 5386
Two People 4374
Three People 2040
Four People 1767
Five People 748
Six People 277
Seven People 82
8+ People 50
Total 14724

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 2400
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3297
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2140
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2990
Total 10827

Gender Back to Top

Male 17277
Female 17311
Total 34588

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 1891
5-7 1103
8-9 656
10-14 1940
15 396
16-17 818
18-19 786
20-24 2293
25-29 2526
30-44 7140
45-59 6739
60-64 2046
65-74 2956
75-84 2213
85-89 682
90+ 403
Total 34588

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 10186
Married 12749
Divorced 2432
Separated 780
Widowed 2415
Same Sex 40
Total 28602

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 14685
Good 12196
Fair 5431
Bad 1701
Very Bad 575
Total 34588

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) 8224
Apprenticeship 752
2+ A Levels 3219
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4111
1-4 GCSEs 3446
No GCSEs 6962
Other 1888
Total 28602

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 22346
Mixed Ethnicity 1615
Indian 5472
Pakistani 1062
Bangladeshi 82
Chinese 272
Other Asian 1064
Black African 451
Black Caribbean 1172
Other Black/African/Caribbean 454
Other 598
Total 34588

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 27364
Wales 311
Scotland 213
Northern Ireland 95
Republic of Ireland 209
European Union 1148
Other 5248
Total 34588

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25463
Republic of Ireland 165
Europe (including European Union) 1107
African Countries 301
Middle East or Asia 1363
North America or Caribbean 182
Central America 6
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 43
None 6138

Religion Back to Top

Christian 18331
No Religion 6428
Buddhist 291
Hindu 1755
Jewish 16
Muslim 1620
Sikh 3438
Other Religion 511
Not Stated 2198
Total 34588

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 9500
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3280
Self Employed 2038
Unemployed 1770
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2363
Retired 3503
Looking After Home or Family 1024
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1144
Other 682
Total 25304

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 34
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 1722
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 83
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 109
Construction 1105
RetailInc. Wholesale 2273
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 814
Accommodation and Food 702
Information and Communication 427
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 605
Real Estate 266
Professional, Scientific and Technical 670
Administration 652
Public Administration and Defence 1012
Education 2093
HealthInc. Social Work 2150
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 732
Total 15458