Information about the WV9 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV9. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV9 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 1156
Semi-Detached 1760
Terraced 405
Flat (Purpose-Built) 399
Flat (Converted) 28
Residence in Commercial Building 12
Caravan/Park/Temporary 296
Total 4056

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1422
Owned with Mortgage 1344
Shared Ownership 55
Rented: From Council 334
Rented: Other Social 361
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 342
Rented: Other 31
Rent Free 60
Total 3949

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 1226
Two People 1436
Three People 587
Four People 487
Five People 150
Six People 47
Seven People 10
8+ People 6
Total 3949

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 533
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 934
C2 - Skilled manual workers 674
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 672
Total 2813

Gender Back to Top

Male 4387
Female 4599
Total 8986

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
0-4 435
5-7 283
8-9 157
10-14 532
15 103
16-17 236
18-19 200
20-24 488
25-29 471
30-44 1740
45-59 2023
60-64 625
65-74 1015
75-84 508
85-89 131
90+ 39
Total 8986

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 2232
Married 3797
Divorced 708
Separated 157
Widowed 574
Same Sex 8
Total 7476

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 3946
Good 3167
Fair 1347
Bad 399
Very Bad 127
Total 8986

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) 1632
Apprenticeship 321
2+ A Levels 917
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1195
1-4 GCSEs 1078
No GCSEs 1958
Other 375
Total 7476

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7725
Mixed Ethnicity 316
Indian 402
Pakistani 25
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 51
Other Asian 40
Black African 51
Black Caribbean 244
Other Black/African/Caribbean 86
Other 30
Total 8986

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 8223
Wales 89
Scotland 48
Northern Ireland 21
Republic of Ireland 46
European Union 150
Other 409
Total 8986

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6935
Republic of Ireland 25
Europe (including European Union) 126
African Countries 20
Middle East or Asia 103
North America or Caribbean 24
Central America 0
South America 0
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 8
None 1785

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6242
No Religion 1610
Buddhist 23
Hindu 103
Jewish 1
Muslim 84
Sikh 265
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 617
Total 8986

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 2796
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 996
Self Employed 509
Unemployed 284
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 470
Retired 1188
Looking After Home or Family 241
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 219
Other 95
Total 6798

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 1
Manufacturing 582
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 48
Construction 345
RetailInc. Wholesale 750
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 201
Accommodation and Food 184
Information and Communication 97
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 210
Real Estate 60
Professional, Scientific and Technical 197
Administration 186
Public Administration and Defence 321
Education 451
HealthInc. Social Work 557
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 219
Total 4465