Information about the NW26 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NW26. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NW26 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 8
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 146
Flat (Converted) 123
Residence in Commercial Building 10
Total 343

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 27
Owned with Mortgage 46
Shared Ownership 2
Rented: From Council 33
Rented: Other Social 98
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 127
Rented: Other 2
Rent Free 2
Total 337

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 118
Two People 84
Three People 51
Four People 44
Five People 23
Six People 12
Seven People 2
8+ People 3
Total 337

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 70
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 90
C2 - Skilled manual workers 45
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 90
Total 295

Gender Back to Top

Male 430
Female 461
Total 891

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 69
5-7 40
8-9 14
10-14 47
15 17
16-17 27
18-19 36
20-24 115
25-29 104
30-44 196
45-59 139
60-64 29
65-74 35
75-84 19
85-89 4
90+ 0
Total 891

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 403
Married 200
Divorced 45
Separated 27
Widowed 27
Same Sex 2
Total 704

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 477
Good 270
Fair 98
Bad 31
Very Bad 15
Total 891

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) 215
Apprenticeship 4
2+ A Levels 77
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 78
1-4 GCSEs 79
No GCSEs 151
Other 100
Total 704

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 378
Mixed Ethnicity 64
Indian 32
Pakistani 42
Bangladeshi 52
Chinese 33
Other Asian 43
Black African 70
Black Caribbean 87
Other Black/African/Caribbean 47
Other 43
Total 891

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 401
Wales 5
Scotland 3
Northern Ireland 4
Republic of Ireland 29
European Union 164
Other 285
Total 891

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 490
Republic of Ireland 39
Europe (including European Union) 205
African Countries 22
Middle East or Asia 73
North America or Caribbean 26
Central America 1
South America 8
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 9
None 54

Religion Back to Top

Christian 404
No Religion 148
Buddhist 8
Hindu 26
Jewish 2
Muslim 176
Sikh 0
Other Religion 4
Not Stated 123
Total 891

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 202
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 75
Self Employed 70
Unemployed 48
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 160
Retired 47
Looking After Home or Family 33
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 25
Other 21
Total 681

Employment Industry Back to Top

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

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 16
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 31
RetailInc. Wholesale 40
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 24
Accommodation and Food 50
Information and Communication 17
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 14
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 36
Administration 25
Public Administration and Defence 15
Education 35
HealthInc. Social Work 43
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 20
Total 373