Information about the NW5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NW5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NW5 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 235
Semi-Detached 811
Terraced 2343
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7544
Flat (Converted) 4901
Residence in Commercial Building 393
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 16233

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2398
Owned with Mortgage 2647
Shared Ownership 153
Rented: From Council 5332
Rented: Other Social 1607
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3358
Rented: Other 194
Rent Free 208
Total 15897

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 5762
Two People 4582
Three People 2365
Four People 1947
Five People 767
Six People 300
Seven People 91
8+ People 83
Total 15897

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 4377
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4399
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1301
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2889
Total 12966

Gender Back to Top

Male 18058
Female 19677
Total 37735

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 2269
5-7 1164
8-9 813
10-14 1968
15 401
16-17 790
18-19 1156
20-24 3267
25-29 4296
30-44 9620
45-59 6189
60-64 1601
65-74 2360
75-84 1344
85-89 329
90+ 168
Total 37735

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 17536
Married 8358
Divorced 2592
Separated 961
Widowed 1422
Same Sex 251
Total 31120

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 18819
Good 11937
Fair 4402
Bad 1894
Very Bad 683
Total 37735

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) 14794
Apprenticeship 338
2+ A Levels 3416
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2725
1-4 GCSEs 2527
No GCSEs 5149
Other 2171
Total 31120

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26341
Mixed Ethnicity 2360
Indian 541
Pakistani 177
Bangladeshi 2057
Chinese 515
Other Asian 1024
Black African 2110
Black Caribbean 713
Other Black/African/Caribbean 686
Other 1211
Total 37735

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 24077
Wales 367
Scotland 645
Northern Ireland 246
Republic of Ireland 1013
European Union 3185
Other 8202
Total 37735

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 28286
Republic of Ireland 1168
Europe (including European Union) 3613
African Countries 519
Middle East or Asia 1100
North America or Caribbean 994
Central America 27
South America 301
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 728
None 2548

Religion Back to Top

Christian 13351
No Religion 11372
Buddhist 337
Hindu 225
Jewish 641
Muslim 4400
Sikh 41
Other Religion 216
Not Stated 7152
Total 37735

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 10811
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2681
Self Employed 3955
Unemployed 1499
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4207
Retired 2232
Looking After Home or Family 1317
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1736
Other 841
Total 29279

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 16
Manufacturing 306
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 41
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 40
Construction 590
RetailInc. Wholesale 1801
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 492
Accommodation and Food 995
Information and Communication 2219
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 941
Real Estate 342
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3096
Administration 744
Public Administration and Defence 734
Education 2173
HealthInc. Social Work 1919
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1746
Total 18207