Information about the WV8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV8 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 2676
Semi-Detached 2941
Terraced 1353
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1101
Flat (Converted) 85
Residence in Commercial Building 73
Caravan/Park/Temporary 112
Total 8341

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2934
Owned with Mortgage 2560
Shared Ownership 37
Rented: From Council 870
Rented: Other Social 905
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 599
Rented: Other 74
Rent Free 118
Total 8097

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 2364
Two People 2917
Three People 1251
Four People 1069
Five People 349
Six People 111
Seven People 24
8+ People 12
Total 8097

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 1243
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1679
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1220
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1357
Total 5499

Gender Back to Top

Male 9229
Female 9975
Total 19204

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 1011
5-7 647
8-9 448
10-14 1110
15 230
16-17 499
18-19 424
20-24 1021
25-29 1008
30-44 3542
45-59 3868
60-64 1341
65-74 2088
75-84 1388
85-89 375
90+ 204
Total 19204

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 4537
Married 8097
Divorced 1385
Separated 348
Widowed 1370
Same Sex 21
Total 15758

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 8690
Good 6715
Fair 2784
Bad 794
Very Bad 221
Total 19204

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) 4114
Apprenticeship 564
2+ A Levels 1823
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2590
1-4 GCSEs 2160
No GCSEs 3783
Other 724
Total 15758

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17066
Mixed Ethnicity 611
Indian 540
Pakistani 181
Bangladeshi 29
Chinese 60
Other Asian 111
Black African 93
Black Caribbean 333
Other Black/African/Caribbean 63
Other 117
Total 19204

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17648
Wales 233
Scotland 148
Northern Ireland 49
Republic of Ireland 94
European Union 292
Other 740
Total 19204

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 14793
Republic of Ireland 85
Europe (including European Union) 267
African Countries 40
Middle East or Asia 138
North America or Caribbean 29
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 19
None 3899

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13378
No Religion 3751
Buddhist 35
Hindu 157
Jewish 1
Muslim 316
Sikh 400
Other Religion 71
Not Stated 1095
Total 19204

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 5169
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2040
Self Employed 1254
Unemployed 676
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 955
Retired 2398
Looking After Home or Family 561
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 490
Other 248
Total 13791

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 77
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 921
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 36
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 94
Construction 770
RetailInc. Wholesale 1325
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 334
Accommodation and Food 395
Information and Communication 232
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 378
Real Estate 142
Professional, Scientific and Technical 500
Administration 388
Public Administration and Defence 599
Education 970
HealthInc. Social Work 1146
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 433
Total 8744