Information about the CW5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district CW5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about CW5 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 5275
Semi-Detached 4306
Terraced 2876
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1630
Flat (Converted) 153
Residence in Commercial Building 120
Caravan/Park/Temporary 98
Total 14458

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5371
Owned with Mortgage 4954
Shared Ownership 96
Rented: From Council 292
Rented: Other Social 980
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1719
Rented: Other 206
Rent Free 151
Total 13769

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 4267
Two People 5059
Three People 2023
Four People 1752
Five People 504
Six People 130
Seven People 26
8+ People 8
Total 13769

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 3177
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2867
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1795
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1713
Total 9552

Gender Back to Top

Male 15414
Female 16138
Total 31552

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 1627
5-7 1074
8-9 639
10-14 1724
15 376
16-17 872
18-19 695
20-24 1488
25-29 1571
30-44 6148
45-59 6637
60-64 2296
65-74 3331
75-84 2173
85-89 616
90+ 285
Total 31552

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 7222
Married 13611
Divorced 2549
Separated 522
Widowed 2158
Same Sex 50
Total 26112

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 15615
Good 10310
Fair 4089
Bad 1199
Very Bad 339
Total 31552

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) 8929
Apprenticeship 1044
2+ A Levels 3082
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4214
1-4 GCSEs 2965
No GCSEs 5019
Other 859
Total 26112

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 30963
Mixed Ethnicity 231
Indian 92
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 17
Chinese 48
Other Asian 69
Black African 42
Black Caribbean 26
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 35
Total 31552

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28877
Wales 814
Scotland 553
Northern Ireland 140
Republic of Ireland 136
European Union 393
Other 639
Total 31552

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25443
Republic of Ireland 134
Europe (including European Union) 329
African Countries 53
Middle East or Asia 85
North America or Caribbean 92
Central America 0
South America 6
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 76
None 5523

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22449
No Religion 6546
Buddhist 65
Hindu 43
Jewish 20
Muslim 85
Sikh 19
Other Religion 99
Not Stated 2226
Total 31552

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 8976
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3132
Self Employed 2862
Unemployed 583
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1699
Retired 4111
Looking After Home or Family 733
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 644
Other 298
Total 23038

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 527
Mining/Quarrying 27
Manufacturing 1946
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 83
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 76
Construction 912
RetailInc. Wholesale 2534
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 711
Accommodation and Food 813
Information and Communication 613
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 529
Real Estate 255
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1037
Administration 624
Public Administration and Defence 627
Education 1709
HealthInc. Social Work 1866
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 686
Total 15575