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Wolverhampton (WV5)

The WV5 postcode area is located in the Wolverhampton postcode town region, within the county of Staffordshire, and contains a total of 575 individual postcodes.

There are 33 electoral wards in the WV5 postcode area, including Bilston, Bridgnorth, Willenhall, Wolverhampton which come under the local authority of the South Staffordshire Council.

Combining the whole postcode region, 27% of people in WV5 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 WV5 are wealthier - or higher class - than average, but it can be an indication that the area may be prospering and desirable to live in.

WV5 is a postcode district in the WV postcode area in the United Kingdom. It covers part of the south west of England, between Wolverhampton in the north, south to Shifnal and Telford, as far east as Bridgnorth and west to near the Worfield area.

The area includes around two dozen small towns and all of the places in-between. It covers Upper Blakenhall and Lower Gornal, east to Burntwood, Netherton, and Shifnal towards Telford and south to Worfield and Albrighton.

In addition to residential areas, the area also includes the industrial towns of Sedgley, Willenhall, and Darlaston in the Black Country, and numerous areas of varied nature, including Chesterton Pool, Dark Lane Nature Reserve, and Himley Hall.

Main roads in the area include the A449, A454 and other smaller roads connecting localities like Dimmingsdale, McGarvey, Bryn, and Neachells. The main railway line through the area is the West Coast Mainline between Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury.

The area is mainly residential with many small local businesses, but has some larger employers, such as Hobsbawm & Son foundry in Wednesfield, and Cavalier Carpets and Uniblock in Darlaston.

Education in the area is provided by primary schools in Shifnal, Sedgley, Willenhall, and Wednesfield, as well as secondary schools in Wolvo and Albrighton, and a further education college, Telford College.

The area also has a number of parks and sports facilities, including Essington Community Sports Centre, Cannock Chase Country Park, Tettenhall Pool, and Harlescott Leisure Centre. There are also a number of churches in the area, including All Saints in Blakenhall, Shimna Church and St Paul's in Darlaston, and All Saints' in Sedgley.

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  • 90%WORKING

10% of people in WV5 are either unemployed or full time students. The average UK unemployment rate is currently 4%.


  • 27%AB
  • 57%C2/C2
  • 16%DE

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


  • 95%WHITE

95% of people class themselves as 'white', compared to a national UK average of 81.9%.

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The county of Staffordshire

WV5 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 CodeWV5
Postal TownWolverhampton
MSOA NameSouth Staffordshire 012
LSOA NameSouth Staffordshire 012E
Local AuthoritySouth Staffordshire
Area ClassificationUrban with Significant Rural (rural including hub towns 26-49%)

WV5 Electoral Wards

The postal region of WV5, includes the local towns, villages, electoral wards and stations of:

Gospel Ash
Gospel End Village
Halfpenny Green
Lower Beobridge
Lower Penn
Rudge Heath
Spring Hill
The Bratch
Upper Aston
Upper Ludstone
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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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