Information about the WV7 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV7. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV7 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 1244
Semi-Detached 1354
Terraced 554
Flat (Purpose-Built) 153
Flat (Converted) 34
Residence in Commercial Building 42
Caravan/Park/Temporary 83
Total 3464

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1286
Owned with Mortgage 845
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 306
Rented: Other Social 179
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 301
Rented: Other 327
Rent Free 53
Total 3307

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 876
Two People 1290
Three People 518
Four People 445
Five People 129
Six People 42
Seven People 4
8+ People 3
Total 3307

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 516
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 838
C2 - Skilled manual workers 461
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 329
Total 2144

Gender Back to Top

Male 4466
Female 4155
Total 8621

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
0-4 420
5-7 266
8-9 174
10-14 472
15 96
16-17 184
18-19 242
20-24 827
25-29 486
30-44 1538
45-59 1532
60-64 496
65-74 964
75-84 648
85-89 184
90+ 92
Total 8621

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 2120
Married 3765
Divorced 528
Separated 165
Widowed 608
Same Sex 7
Total 7193

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 4298
Good 2836
Fair 1085
Bad 301
Very Bad 101
Total 8621

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) 2009
Apprenticeship 244
2+ A Levels 1043
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1284
1-4 GCSEs 855
No GCSEs 1414
Other 344
Total 7193

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8149
Mixed Ethnicity 124
Indian 97
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 7
Chinese 10
Other Asian 37
Black African 13
Black Caribbean 64
Other Black/African/Caribbean 42
Other 70
Total 8621

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7490
Wales 300
Scotland 230
Northern Ireland 64
Republic of Ireland 35
European Union 206
Other 296
Total 8621

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6851
Republic of Ireland 30
Europe (including European Union) 83
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 104
North America or Caribbean 20
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 18
None 1532

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6025
No Religion 1767
Buddhist 14
Hindu 51
Jewish 1
Muslim 112
Sikh 46
Other Religion 31
Not Stated 574
Total 8621

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 2938
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 810
Self Employed 563
Unemployed 166
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 333
Retired 1023
Looking After Home or Family 241
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 125
Other 70
Total 6269

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 1
Manufacturing 351
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 15
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 36
Construction 247
RetailInc. Wholesale 503
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 118
Accommodation and Food 194
Information and Communication 78
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 79
Real Estate 60
Professional, Scientific and Technical 155
Administration 144
Public Administration and Defence 1286
Education 441
HealthInc. Social Work 408
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 182
Total 4445