Information about the WV5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV5 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 2898
Semi-Detached 2747
Terraced 598
Flat (Purpose-Built) 639
Flat (Converted) 65
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 7032

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2907
Owned with Mortgage 2326
Shared Ownership 18
Rented: From Council 144
Rented: Other Social 861
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 458
Rented: Other 48
Rent Free 81
Total 6843

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 1794
Two People 2566
Three People 1064
Four People 1032
Five People 314
Six People 57
Seven People 10
8+ People 6
Total 6843

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 1159
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1446
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1023
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 719
Total 4347

Gender Back to Top

Male 8007
Female 8363
Total 16370

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
0-4 633
5-7 495
8-9 325
10-14 996
15 206
16-17 458
18-19 340
20-24 811
25-29 645
30-44 2772
45-59 3720
60-64 1167
65-74 1982
75-84 1391
85-89 293
90+ 136
Total 16370

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 3504
Married 7724
Divorced 1035
Separated 230
Widowed 1196
Same Sex 26
Total 13715

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 7451
Good 5773
Fair 2293
Bad 630
Very Bad 223
Total 16370

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) 3573
Apprenticeship 538
2+ A Levels 1706
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2197
1-4 GCSEs 1818
No GCSEs 3356
Other 527
Total 13715

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 15949
Mixed Ethnicity 136
Indian 133
Pakistani 9
Chinese 30
Other Asian 37
Black African 12
Black Caribbean 23
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1
Other 40
Total 16370

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 15660
Wales 163
Scotland 138
Northern Ireland 37
Republic of Ireland 50
European Union 97
Other 225
Total 16370

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13347
Republic of Ireland 38
Europe (including European Union) 66
African Countries 19
Middle East or Asia 30
North America or Caribbean 9
Central America 0
South America 2
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 21
None 2874

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12391
No Religion 2733
Buddhist 25
Hindu 25
Jewish 5
Muslim 21
Sikh 118
Other Religion 50
Not Stated 1002
Total 16370

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 4483
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1778
Self Employed 1350
Unemployed 386
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 800
Retired 2261
Looking After Home or Family 373
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 322
Other 142
Total 11895

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 109
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 1007
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 50
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 66
Construction 729
RetailInc. Wholesale 1265
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 235
Accommodation and Food 341
Information and Communication 219
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 308
Real Estate 123
Professional, Scientific and Technical 411
Administration 315
Public Administration and Defence 514
Education 897
HealthInc. Social Work 899
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 360
Total 7859