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Walsall (WS8)

The WS8 postcode area is located in the Walsall postcode town region, within the county of West Midlands, and contains a total of 399 individual postcodes.

There are 6 electoral wards in the WS8 postcode area, including Burntwood, Cannock, Lichfield, Rugeley, Walsall, Wednesbury which come under the local authority of the Walsall Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 15% of people in WS8 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 WS8 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

WS8 is a postcode district located in Walsall, West Midlands, England. It covers Aldridge, Brownhills, Clayhanger, Norton Canes, Pelsall, Shelfield, Shire Oak and Stonnall.

WS8 falls within three local government districts - Walsall, Cannock Chase and Lichfield. The area also encompasses the Towns and Parishes of Bourne Vale, Norton Canes, Pelsall, and Stonnall.

The area that comprises WS8 has a rich history and has been affiliated with events such as the 1821 Battle of Aldridge which occurred during the civil unrest. The industrial revolution brought about the development of Shelfield, an area now known for its coal mining heritage. Brownhills has grown from a tiny hamlet to a bustling town. Clayhanger also developed as a result of the coal industry.

Spectacular wild landscapes have also been carved out in the name of industrialisation, leaving behind a huge openwork of disused mines, historic canals and undulating coastline. The most famous of these is Pelsall Common Coppice which is now an area of national importance for nature conservation.

The WS8 postcode attracts visitors year round with the attraction of Aldridge, Pelsall and Norton Canes. Aldridge is filled with Victorian architecture, boutique shops and cafes, while Pelsall is home to a variety of independent traders, galleries, restaurant and historic churches. Norton Canes has a large marina and is home to the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal as well as a number of pleasant parks.

Education is provided by numerous primary and secondary schools within the WS8 postcode district, including Burntwood School, Landau Forte QEMS, South Walsall School and Walsall Academy. Local amenities, shops and health services are also found in this area.

WS8 is a bustling postal district within Walsall containing vastly historical and modern areas. From canal-side pubs to the rolling green hills of Pelsall Common, this postcode district offers a variety of activities that can bring a change of environment or a wonderful day out.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 88%WORKING

12% of people in WS8 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 15%AB
  • 56%C2/C2
  • 29%DE

According to census records, 15% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 92%WHITE

92% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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WS8West Midlands

West Midlands

The county of West Midlands

WS8 is located in the county of West Midlands, in England.

West Midlands has a total population of 2,864,900, making it the 2nd largest county in the UK.

West Midlands has a total area of 348 square miles, and a population density of 3177 people per square kilometre. For comparison, Greater London has a density of 5,618 people/km2.

West Midlands Postal Town Map
Outward CodeWS8
Postal TownWalsall
MSOA NameWalsall 001
LSOA NameWalsall 001C
CountyWest Midlands
RegionWest Midlands
Local AuthorityWalsall
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WS8 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WS8, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

New Town
Rushall Canal
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