Information about the WV4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV4 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 3550
Semi-Detached 8314
Terraced 1538
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2711
Flat (Converted) 153
Residence in Commercial Building 96
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 16375

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5919
Owned with Mortgage 5093
Shared Ownership 52
Rented: From Council 2294
Rented: Other Social 568
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1513
Rented: Other 122
Rent Free 249
Total 15810

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 4596
Two People 4971
Three People 2511
Four People 2226
Five People 982
Six People 367
Seven People 89
8+ People 68
Total 15810

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 2073
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3265
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2558
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3352
Total 11248

Gender Back to Top

Male 19530
Female 20255
Total 39785

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 2319
5-7 1319
8-9 856
10-14 2399
15 540
16-17 1054
18-19 891
20-24 2369
25-29 2495
30-44 8102
45-59 7756
60-64 2326
65-74 3604
75-84 2671
85-89 695
90+ 389
Total 39785

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 10241
Married 16262
Divorced 2372
Separated 666
Widowed 2766
Same Sex 45
Total 32352

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 16650
Good 14482
Fair 6138
Bad 1965
Very Bad 550
Total 39785

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) 7830
Apprenticeship 943
2+ A Levels 3477
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4929
1-4 GCSEs 4265
No GCSEs 8723
Other 2185
Total 32352

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 25511
Mixed Ethnicity 1578
Indian 8144
Pakistani 321
Bangladeshi 58
Chinese 213
Other Asian 1077
Black African 263
Black Caribbean 1131
Other Black/African/Caribbean 430
Other 1059
Total 39785

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 33195
Wales 260
Scotland 208
Northern Ireland 64
Republic of Ireland 157
European Union 575
Other 5326
Total 39785

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 29782
Republic of Ireland 118
Europe (including European Union) 541
African Countries 168
Middle East or Asia 1324
North America or Caribbean 131
Central America 3
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 27
None 7835

Religion Back to Top

Christian 21056
No Religion 6394
Buddhist 137
Hindu 2155
Jewish 18
Muslim 684
Sikh 6198
Other Religion 721
Not Stated 2422
Total 39785

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 10958
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3911
Self Employed 2266
Unemployed 1842
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2352
Retired 4174
Looking After Home or Family 1190
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1290
Other 614
Total 28597

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 31
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 2248
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 141
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 125
Construction 1268
RetailInc. Wholesale 2965
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 969
Accommodation and Food 777
Information and Communication 510
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 727
Real Estate 270
Professional, Scientific and Technical 769
Administration 707
Public Administration and Defence 1112
Education 2027
HealthInc. Social Work 2432
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 664
Total 17747