Information about the NW2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NW2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NW2 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 1625
Semi-Detached 6010
Terraced 4315
Flat (Purpose-Built) 10334
Flat (Converted) 8006
Residence in Commercial Building 563
Caravan/Park/Temporary 12
Total 30865

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5716
Owned with Mortgage 5995
Shared Ownership 326
Rented: From Council 2849
Rented: Other Social 3189
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 10985
Rented: Other 411
Rent Free 413
Total 29884

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 9366
Two People 7859
Three People 4926
Four People 3872
Five People 2066
Six People 1137
Seven People 341
8+ People 317
Total 29884

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 6301
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7753
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4268
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6578
Total 24900

Gender Back to Top

Male 39317
Female 38992
Total 78309

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 5497
5-7 2809
8-9 1693
10-14 4219
15 852
16-17 1761
18-19 1753
20-24 6315
25-29 9901
30-44 20412
45-59 12382
60-64 2980
65-74 4151
75-84 2591
85-89 646
90+ 347
Total 78309

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 30389
Married 23230
Divorced 4315
Separated 2343
Widowed 2761
Same Sex 201
Total 63239

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 38960
Good 26442
Fair 8805
Bad 3061
Very Bad 1041
Total 78309

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) 23736
Apprenticeship 755
2+ A Levels 6157
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6266
1-4 GCSEs 5772
No GCSEs 11035
Other 9518
Total 63239

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 40264
Mixed Ethnicity 4561
Indian 5107
Pakistani 3360
Bangladeshi 680
Chinese 1098
Other Asian 5940
Black African 5855
Black Caribbean 3377
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2182
Other 5885
Total 78309

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35450
Wales 384
Scotland 691
Northern Ireland 357
Republic of Ireland 3009
European Union 11518
Other 26900
Total 78309

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 48800
Republic of Ireland 3557
Europe (including European Union) 14110
African Countries 2046
Middle East or Asia 5376
North America or Caribbean 1313
Central America 40
South America 981
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1238
None 4091

Religion Back to Top

Christian 34502
No Religion 11978
Buddhist 1165
Hindu 4042
Jewish 3093
Muslim 15857
Sikh 138
Other Religion 449
Not Stated 7085
Total 78309

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 22109
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 6134
Self Employed 8554
Unemployed 3406
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 7739
Retired 4105
Looking After Home or Family 3124
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2315
Other 2169
Total 59655

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 28
Mining/Quarrying 35
Manufacturing 1064
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 68
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 138
Construction 3216
RetailInc. Wholesale 5617
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1702
Accommodation and Food 3732
Information and Communication 2606
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1790
Real Estate 818
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3965
Administration 2429
Public Administration and Defence 1182
Education 3654
HealthInc. Social Work 3659
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2960
Total 38663