Information about the WV6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV6 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 7259
Semi-Detached 6811
Terraced 3203
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3019
Flat (Converted) 574
Residence in Commercial Building 161
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 21036

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7025
Owned with Mortgage 6543
Shared Ownership 135
Rented: From Council 1608
Rented: Other Social 1612
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2772
Rented: Other 235
Rent Free 303
Total 20233

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 6085
Two People 6792
Three People 3125
Four People 2705
Five People 994
Six People 347
Seven People 125
8+ People 60
Total 20233

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 3532
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4692
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2801
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3628
Total 14653

Gender Back to Top

Male 24464
Female 24650
Total 49114

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 2945
5-7 1543
8-9 1003
10-14 2729
15 609
16-17 1325
18-19 1250
20-24 3341
25-29 3279
30-44 9586
45-59 10017
60-64 2824
65-74 4351
75-84 3027
85-89 866
90+ 419
Total 49114

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 13265
Married 19728
Divorced 3344
Separated 964
Widowed 2919
Same Sex 65
Total 40285

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 22515
Good 17300
Fair 6644
Bad 2076
Very Bad 579
Total 49114

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) 11758
Apprenticeship 1179
2+ A Levels 4843
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6075
1-4 GCSEs 5079
No GCSEs 8785
Other 2566
Total 40285

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 35559
Mixed Ethnicity 1743
Indian 4663
Pakistani 1958
Bangladeshi 113
Chinese 244
Other Asian 1334
Black African 529
Black Caribbean 1425
Other Black/African/Caribbean 519
Other 1027
Total 49114

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 40390
Wales 489
Scotland 325
Northern Ireland 134
Republic of Ireland 268
European Union 1495
Other 6013
Total 49114

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 37658
Republic of Ireland 220
Europe (including European Union) 1514
African Countries 351
Middle East or Asia 1651
North America or Caribbean 158
Central America 2
South America 20
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 49
None 7766

Religion Back to Top

Christian 28723
No Religion 8611
Buddhist 212
Hindu 1339
Jewish 24
Muslim 3366
Sikh 3392
Other Religion 293
Not Stated 3154
Total 49114

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 13523
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5080
Self Employed 3382
Unemployed 1958
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3492
Retired 4900
Looking After Home or Family 1536
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1187
Other 915
Total 35973

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 147
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 2517
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 106
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 199
Construction 1605
RetailInc. Wholesale 3724
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1003
Accommodation and Food 1113
Information and Communication 626
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1078
Real Estate 425
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1210
Administration 941
Public Administration and Defence 1447
Education 2732
HealthInc. Social Work 3015
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1033
Total 22934