Information about the CW2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CW2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CW2 is based on the last census performed in the UK in 2011. They are performed once every 10 years. The figures are representative of the local area, not a specific street address or row of houses.

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Housing Types

Housing Types
Detached 5407
Semi-Detached 7118
Terraced 4475
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1137
Flat (Converted) 417
Residence in Commercial Building 140
Caravan/Park/Temporary 8
Total 18702

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 6491
Owned with Mortgage 6663
Shared Ownership 46
Rented: From Council 614
Rented: Other Social 1180
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2585
Rented: Other 190
Rent Free 162
Total 17931

Housing Occupancy Back to Top

This data lists the total number of residents normally resident within each household. The figures do not record under- or over-occupancy.

Housing Occupancy
One Person 5015
Two People 6395
Three People 3042
Four People 2452
Five People 727
Six People 229
Seven People 44
8+ People 27
Total 17931

Social Grade

Social Grade approximations are derived from an algorithm created by the Market Research Society. The figures shown are per-household rather than individual - more specifically, the job title and employer of the "household reference person" is used, analogous to what traditionally was called the head of the household. Only household reference persons between the ages of 16-64 are included.

Social Grade
AB - Higher and intermediate managerial, administrative, or professional positions 2656
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 3766
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2922
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3761
Total 13105

Gender Back to Top

Male 21172
Female 21284
Total 42456

Age Groups Back to Top

Across the UK as a whole, the median age is 39. In general, inner city areas show high concentrations of people aged 18-30, suburbs show larger numbers of small children and adults aged 30-50, and rural and small towns are more popular with older workers and retirees. Many poorer areas lack a majority age group, which is due in part to the people in that area being constrained by circumstance rather than being able to choose where to retire, raise a family or grow up.

Age Groups
0-4 2448
5-7 1391
8-9 897
10-14 2497
15 483
16-17 1039
18-19 1105
20-24 2827
25-29 2573
30-44 8456
45-59 8786
60-64 2714
65-74 4001
75-84 2414
85-89 556
90+ 269
Total 42456

Relationship Status Back to Top

Figures for relationship status do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education.

Relationship Status
Single 11040
Married 17100
Divorced 3262
Separated 843
Widowed 2416
Same Sex 79
Total 34740

Health Back to Top

Health in the UK is strongly tied to age as you would expect, but the affluence of a neighbourhood also has strong influence, with deprived areas often showing poorer standards of health.

Overall, the UK considers itself to be healthy - 81.1% of residents rated their health as Very Good or Good. The full breakdown is as follows for the United Kingdom: 47.1% Very Good, 34% Good, 13.3% Fair, 4.3% Bad and 1.3% Very Bad.

Very Good 19988
Good 14722
Fair 5480
Bad 1794
Very Bad 472
Total 42456

Education & Qualifications Back to Top

At the time of the 2011 census, across the UK 22.9% of residents had no qualification, 13.2% had 1-4 GCSEs, 15.2% had 5+ GCSEs and 1-2 A/AS-Levels, 12.3% had 2+ A-Levels, 27.1% had a degree (or similar), and 3.6% had an apprenticeship.

Highest Qualification Level Achieved
Degree or Similar e.g. professional qualification (accountancy etc) 8347
Apprenticeship 1897
2+ A Levels 4626
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5657
1-4 GCSEs 4766
No GCSEs 7519
Other 1928
Total 34740

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40545
Mixed Ethnicity 654
Indian 223
Pakistani 98
Bangladeshi 187
Chinese 136
Other Asian 200
Black African 108
Black Caribbean 122
Other Black/African/Caribbean 57
Other 126
Total 42456

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 37408
Wales 746
Scotland 539
Northern Ireland 174
Republic of Ireland 228
European Union 2210
Other 1151
Total 42456

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 31343
Republic of Ireland 185
Europe (including European Union) 2046
African Countries 99
Middle East or Asia 229
North America or Caribbean 73
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 47
None 8595

Religion Back to Top

Christian 29054
No Religion 9643
Buddhist 107
Hindu 103
Jewish 14
Muslim 464
Sikh 36
Other Religion 135
Not Stated 2900
Total 42456

Economic Activity

Figures for economic activity do not include those aged under 16, or those family members aged 16-18 who are in full-time education. This data is therefore based on 42.4 million of the United Kingdom's 57.8 million residents. The data was correct as of the 2011 census, which was a period of depressed economic activity.

Economic Activity
Full-Time Employee 12953
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4681
Self Employed 2216
Unemployed 1243
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2558
Retired 5165
Looking After Home or Family 1215
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 963
Other 507
Total 31501

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
AgricultureInc. Forestry and Fishing 192
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 2982
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 102
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 123
Construction 1142
RetailInc. Wholesale 3826
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1654
Accommodation and Food 1127
Information and Communication 626
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 622
Real Estate 215
Professional, Scientific and Technical 892
Administration 1030
Public Administration and Defence 776
Education 1901
HealthInc. Social Work 2569
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 902
Total 20708