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Wolverhampton (WV3)

The WV3 postcode area is located in the Wolverhampton postcode town region, within the county of West Midlands, and contains a total of 918 individual postcodes.

There are 17 electoral wards in the WV3 postcode area, including Bilston, Bridgnorth, Willenhall, Wolverhampton which come under the local authority of the Wolverhampton Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 23% of people in WV3 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 WV3 are poorer than other areas, but it may give an indication that there are areas of deprivation.

The WV3 postcode covers most of the western part of Wolverhampton town centre in the West Midlands in the United Kingdom. It covers an area stretching from the city centre east to Ettingshall, north to Whitmore Reans, and west to Tettenhall Wood and Finchfield.

This postcode region is largely residential, although it contains a few commercial and industrial areas at its edges. It is a diverse area, featuring small terraced homes, larger semis and detached houses, and modern apartment blocks. It benefits from having several parks, such as West Park, with its beautiful landscaped gardens and lake, and Glendale Park, which contains a popular children's play area.

The area is served by several bus routes and is well connected by road, with the A41, A449, and A454 all running through the postcode district.

WV3 is within easy access of the M54 and the city has a direct train service to Birmingham Snow Hill.

The area is served by a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs. It is within a short walk of the city's main shopping street, the Crown Street Shopping Centre, and is close to two of Wolverhampton's universities the University of Wolverhampton and City of Wolverhampton College. There is also an Edwardian theatre in the heart of WV3 where plays and musicals are often performed.

The area is within easy reach of Birmingham, Stourbridge, and Walsall, making it a good choice for both commute to work or leisure trips.

Wolverhampton's football team, Wolverhampton Wanderers, play at the Molineux Stadium which is close to WV3. The area is served by several other teams as well, such as the Bilston Town FC team.

The area is served by Wolverhampton City Council and is part of the Parliamentary Constituency of Wolverhampton South West. It is part of the Wolverhampton Metropolitan Borough and it has its own local watchdog group WV3 Residents' Association which is active in promoting the interests of the local community.

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  • 82%WORKING

18% of people in WV3 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 23%AB
  • 50%C2/C2
  • 27%DE

According to census records, 23% of people here have a social grade of AB (highest), compared to the national average of 27%.


  • 61%WHITE
  • 39%NON-WHITE

61% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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WV3West Midlands

West Midlands

The county of West Midlands

WV3 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 CodeWV3
Postal TownWolverhampton
MSOA NameWolverhampton 026
LSOA NameWolverhampton 026A
CountyWest Midlands
RegionWest Midlands
Local AuthorityWolverhampton
Area ClassificationUrban with Major Conurbation

WV3 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WV3, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Dunstall Hill
Merry Hill
Shropshire Union Canal
Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal
Stockwell End
Tettenhall Wood
Wightwick Manor
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