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Walsall (WS6)

The WS6 postcode area is located in the Walsall postcode town region, within the county of Staffordshire, and contains a total of 409 individual postcodes.

There are 10 electoral wards in the WS6 postcode area, including Burntwood, Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley, Walsall, Wednesbury which come under the local authority of the South Staffordshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 17% of people in WS6 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 WS6 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The Walsall South (WS6) Postcode area is situated in the Metropolitan District of Walsall in the West Midlands Region, England. Sitting on the western edge of Walsall, the WS6 postcode district is bounded by Cannock Chase, Staffordshire in the east and Bloxwich and Willenhall in the south.

The area of WS6 is home to a variety of landscapes and topology from undeveloped woodland to suburban areas. It includes a small area of Caldmore to the north and has a handful of settlements, such as Berryhill Park, Pelsall, Hammerwich and Rushall.

Engineer James Brindley built the Wyrley and Essington Canal through the area in 1797, and a portion of it still remains, sitting to the east of the area. The nearby M6 motorway and A5 dual carriageway create an array of transport links and provide direct access to Birmingham City Centre and other parts of the West Midlands.

The area of WS6 is principally residential with many villages, towns and other suburbs encompassing the area. The Walsall South postcode is renowned for its location, located just outside of Walsall town centre and close to Birmingham, West Bromwich, Wolverhampton, Cannock, Lichfield and Stafford.

Many of the suburbs within the district are popular with families, with open green spaces and school catchment areas providing safe environments for children to grow and prosper. Local amenities for leisure and shopping are plentiful and include two supermarkets, shops and restaurants. Bars, pubs and a cinema, alongside a range of quality restaurants, provide great amenities for visitors and locals to the area.

The area is well connected by bus routes operating in Walsall, as well as regular services to Birmingham and Wolverhampton. The nearest train station is located in Walsall town centre, connecting the area to other destinations on the West Midlands Network.

WS6 is a well developed region with many amenities, making it an ideal postcode for families, and commuters alike. Its proximity to Birmingham and other major schools and universities, coupled with its low crime rate and high quality of life, make it an increasingly popular area in the West Midlands.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in WS6 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 17%AB
  • 60%C2/C2
  • 23%DE

According to census records, 17% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 97%WHITE

97% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Staffordshire

WS6 is located in the county of Staffordshire, in England.

Staffordshire has a total population of 1,120,300, making it the 17th largest county in the UK.

Staffordshire has a total area of 1047 square miles, and a population density of 412 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

Staffordshire Postal Town Map
Outward CodeWS6
Postal TownWalsall
MSOA NameSouth Staffordshire 005
LSOA NameSouth Staffordshire 005E
Local AuthoritySouth Staffordshire
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

WS6 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WS6, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Cheslyn Hay
Great Wyrley
Hobble End
Rumer Hill
Upper Landywood
Wyrley and Essington Canal
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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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