35,994TOTAL POPULATION
15,557HOUSEHOLDS
6.8%UNEMPLOYMENT RATE
£29,120AVG HOUSEHOLD INCOME
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HX2 POSTCODE REGION

Halifax (HX2)

The HX2 postcode area is located in the Halifax postcode town region, within the county of West Yorkshire, and contains a total of 1291 individual postcodes.

There are 3 electoral wards in the HX2 postcode area, including Elland, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Sowerby Bridge, which come under the local authority of the Calderdale Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 16% of people in HX2 are classed as having an AB social grade, (i.e. 'white-collar' middle-upper class), compared to 27% across the UK.

This does not mean that the people of HX2 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.


Demographics

UNEMPLOYMENT

  • 87%WORKING
  • 13%UNEMPLOYED

13% of people in HX2 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.

SOCIAL GRADES

  • 16%AB
  • 53%C2/C2
  • 31%DE

According to census records, 16% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.

ETHNICITY

  • 87%WHITE
  • 13%NON-WHITE

87% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

HX2West Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

The county of West Yorkshire

HX2 is located in the county of West Yorkshire, in England.

West Yorkshire has a total population of 2,299,700, making it the 4th largest county in the UK.

West Yorkshire has a total area of 783 square miles, and a population density of 1133 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

HX2 Electoral Wards

The postal region of HX2, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:


Elland
Halifax
Hebden Bridge
Sowerby Bridge
West Yorkshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeHX2
Postal TownHalifax
MSOA NameCalderdale 010
LSOA NameCalderdale 010C
CountyWest Yorkshire
RegionWest Yorkshire
CountryEngland
Local AuthorityCalderdale
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation
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Click on an 'outward' code for more information. For example, the outward postcode page 'EC2M' will give you an alphabetical list covering all postcodes located in the region, from 'EC2M 1BB' through to 'EC2M 7YA'.

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