Information about the WV98 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WV98. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WV98 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 306
Semi-Detached 135
Terraced 68
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5
Flat (Converted) 5
Residence in Commercial Building 2
Total 521

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 144
Owned with Mortgage 239
Shared Ownership 19
Rented: From Council 11
Rented: Other Social 34
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 54
Rented: Other 3
Rent Free 3
Total 507

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 86
Two People 194
Three People 86
Four People 88
Five People 34
Six People 17
Seven People 1
8+ People 1
Total 507

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 99
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 134
C2 - Skilled manual workers 81
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 102
Total 416

Gender Back to Top

Male 685
Female 686
Total 1371

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 90
5-7 70
8-9 38
10-14 101
15 17
16-17 41
18-19 41
20-24 76
25-29 71
30-44 300
45-59 297
60-64 83
65-74 93
75-84 43
85-89 9
90+ 1
Total 1371

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 314
Married 585
Divorced 88
Separated 29
Widowed 39
Same Sex 0
Total 1055

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 685
Good 466
Fair 147
Bad 53
Very Bad 20
Total 1371

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) 279
Apprenticeship 34
2+ A Levels 154
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 179
1-4 GCSEs 156
No GCSEs 195
Other 58
Total 1055

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 908
Mixed Ethnicity 52
Indian 114
Pakistani 151
Chinese 3
Other Asian 25
Black African 7
Black Caribbean 83
Other Black/African/Caribbean 12
Other 16
Total 1371

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1131
Wales 14
Scotland 8
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 3
European Union 44
Other 167
Total 1371

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1149
Republic of Ireland 2
Europe (including European Union) 46
African Countries 4
Middle East or Asia 37
North America or Caribbean 2
Central America 0
South America 1
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1
None 138

Religion Back to Top

Christian 791
No Religion 219
Buddhist 1
Hindu 24
Jewish 2
Muslim 181
Sikh 81
Other Religion 9
Not Stated 63
Total 1371

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 394
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 159
Self Employed 83
Unemployed 41
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 99
Retired 113
Looking After Home or Family 50
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 38
Other 25
Total 1002

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 2
Manufacturing 95
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 31
RetailInc. Wholesale 107
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 32
Accommodation and Food 40
Information and Communication 23
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 27
Real Estate 14
Professional, Scientific and Technical 30
Administration 26
Public Administration and Defence 42
Education 75
HealthInc. Social Work 81
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 40
Total 677