Information about Wakefield

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Wakefield Demographics
(from Census 2021)

The population of Wakefield is 353,370 compared to England, which has a population of 59,597,542. While the male population in Wakefield is 179,539, and the female population is 173,831. In England, the male population is 28,833,712 and the female population is 27,656,336, according to the 2021 census.

Ethnicity & Religion

According to the latest 2021 census, The main ethnicity of the people in the immediate area is White: English, with a total of 311,634, followed by White: Other White, with a total of 15,637. As compared to the population in England, the main ethnicities were White: English(41,540,791) followed by Asian: Indian(1,843,248) and Asian: Pakistani(1,570,285). In terms of religion, most people mentioned Christian (173,070), followed by No religion (145,950), whereas, in England, the main religion was Christian(26,167,899), Muslim(3,801,186), and Hindu(1,020,533). While 20,715,664 mentioned 'No Religion' and 3,400,548 did not answer


As for deprivation, most of the area is not deprived in any dimension (68,485), followed by at least deprived in one dimension (51,797). While in England, 11,349,743 households are not deprived in any dimension, and 7,842,690 households are deprived in one dimension.

Economic Status

Most people in the Wakefield area mentioned they are Employee: Full-time (106,024), while 66,992 adults mentioned they are Retired.


Regarding education, 69,797 adults have Level 3 education, while 42,945 have Level 1 and entry level education. The most common occupations in the Wakefield area are

  • Professional occupations (24634)
  • Elementary occupations (24465), and
  • Associate professional and technical occupations (20031)


The average age of people living in Wakefield is 42 years old. The top three age distributions are: Below 14 (61899), Between 45 to 54 (49100), and Between 25 to 34 (48974). The median age in England and Wales was 40 years as per the 2021 census.


The NS-SEC defines and measures social class and is considered a reliable indicator of a person's class status. As per the 2021 census, most of the population in Wakefield has Routine occupations (55,764) followed by Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations (51,345), and Semi-routine occupations (35,933). In England, Most of the population(9,172,372) have Lower managerial, administrative and professional occupations, followed by Higher managerial, administrative and professional occupations(6,092,791)

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Population of Wakefield over the years

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Postcodes in Wakefield

The postcode district WF, S are associated with the Wakefield, and there are total 13 postcode areas (listed below). The Wakefield has a total of 8154 postcodes overall.

ONS Administrative Info

Ackworth, North Elmsall and Upton

Airedale and Ferry Fryston

Altofts and Whitwood

Castleford Central and Glasshoughton

Crofton, Ryhill and Walton



Horbury and South Ossett




Pontefract North

Pontefract South

South Elmsall and South Kirkby

Stanley and Outwood East

Wakefield East

Wakefield North

Wakefield Rural

Wakefield South

Wakefield West

Wrenthorpe and Outwood West

RegionYorkshire and The Humber