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Wolverhampton (WV1)

The WV1 postcode area is located in the Wolverhampton postcode town region, within the county of West Midlands, and contains a total of 1487 individual postcodes.

There are 8 electoral wards in the WV1 postcode area, including Bilston, Bridgnorth, Willenhall, Wolverhampton which come under the local authority of the Wolverhampton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 11% of people in WV1 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 WV1 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The WV1 postcode district in the West Midlands region of England is centred around Wolv erhampton. It is one of the larger postcodes in the city and is bordered by the WV2, WV3, WV4, WV5 and WV11 postcodes. The area is home to approximately 8,000 people and covers a large area including the city centre as well as many residential areas in surrounding neighbourhoods.

The area is well known for its excellent transport connections, with Wolverhampton rail station part of the West Midlands Railway network situated close by, and Wolverhampton bus station located nearby. This makes it easy for people living in the area to get around to neighbouring towns and cities for work and leisure.

The WV1 district is served by a number of primary and secondary schools, making it a family-friendly area. Many of the secondary schools have sixth-form centres, offering 1619 year-olds a chance to continue with their studies and gain essential qualifications.

There is also plenty of retailers in the district, ranging from independent stores to chain stores like Tesco, Costa and Starbucks. There is also a variety of pubs and restaurants nearby ideal for nights out with friends and family.

The area itself is home to a wealth of historic buildings, many of which are grade two listed. Places of interest include the St Andrew's War Memorial Church, St Phillip's Church and St George's Church. These are just a few of the many landmarks situated within the WV1 district.

For recreational activities, Wolverhampton Racecourse and West Park are within easy reach of this postcode. There are also a number of leisure centres in the vicinity including the Wolverhampton Swimming and Fitness Centre, offering a range of sporting and fitness activities.

The WV1 postcode district is a great place to live or visit and offers plenty of amenities, attractions and places of interest to discover.

Postcode Disclaimer notice



  • 73%WORKING

27% of people in WV1 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 11%AB
  • 48%C2/C2
  • 41%DE

According to census records, 11% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 50%WHITE
  • 50%NON-WHITE

50% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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WV1West Midlands

West Midlands

The county of West Midlands

WV1 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 CodeWV1
Postal TownWolverhampton
MSOA NameWolverhampton 015
LSOA NameWolverhampton 015B
CountyWest Midlands
RegionWest Midlands
Local AuthorityWolverhampton
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WV1 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WV1, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Dunstall Hill
Heath Town
Park Village
Shropshire Union 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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