Information about the NW1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NW1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NW1 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 283
Semi-Detached 772
Terraced 3126
Flat (Purpose-Built) 21775
Flat (Converted) 6417
Residence in Commercial Building 1151
Caravan/Park/Temporary 31
Total 33555

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4386
Owned with Mortgage 3776
Shared Ownership 284
Rented: From Council 7835
Rented: Other Social 3905
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9738
Rented: Other 660
Rent Free 611
Total 31195

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 12604
Two People 8828
Three People 4154
Four People 3333
Five People 1396
Six People 547
Seven People 187
8+ People 146
Total 31195

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 8448
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9453
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2428
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5660
Total 25989

Gender Back to Top

Male 35730
Female 35853
Total 71583

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 3990
5-7 2109
8-9 1331
10-14 3265
15 592
16-17 1159
18-19 2628
20-24 9420
25-29 8530
30-44 18211
45-59 10579
60-64 2703
65-74 3822
75-84 2443
85-89 551
90+ 250
Total 71583

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 34428
Married 16562
Divorced 4508
Separated 1988
Widowed 2357
Same Sex 453
Total 60296

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 37057
Good 22224
Fair 7862
Bad 3271
Very Bad 1169
Total 71583

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) 26459
Apprenticeship 506
2+ A Levels 8341
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4941
1-4 GCSEs 4658
No GCSEs 9211
Other 6180
Total 60296

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42904
Mixed Ethnicity 3863
Indian 2270
Pakistani 537
Bangladeshi 5713
Chinese 2294
Other Asian 3003
Black African 4355
Black Caribbean 1120
Other Black/African/Caribbean 1409
Other 4115
Total 71583

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 36795
Wales 563
Scotland 1110
Northern Ireland 421
Republic of Ireland 1564
European Union 7813
Other 23317
Total 71583

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 48324
Republic of Ireland 1779
Europe (including European Union) 9679
African Countries 1254
Middle East or Asia 5040
North America or Caribbean 2785
Central America 128
South America 610
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1666
None 3597

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24524
No Religion 17210
Buddhist 967
Hindu 1315
Jewish 1693
Muslim 12641
Sikh 145
Other Religion 411
Not Stated 12677
Total 71583

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 19720
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4646
Self Employed 6548
Unemployed 2741
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12249
Retired 3553
Looking After Home or Family 2717
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2881
Other 1997
Total 57052

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 23
Mining/Quarrying 48
Manufacturing 619
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 70
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 63
Construction 1032
RetailInc. Wholesale 3589
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1102
Accommodation and Food 2588
Information and Communication 2889
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3341
Real Estate 738
Professional, Scientific and Technical 5238
Administration 1393
Public Administration and Defence 1122
Education 3092
HealthInc. Social Work 3206
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2826
Total 32979