Information about the NW8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district NW8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about NW8 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 598
Semi-Detached 718
Terraced 979
Flat (Purpose-Built) 15404
Flat (Converted) 1794
Residence in Commercial Building 317
Caravan/Park/Temporary 2
Total 19812

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3615
Owned with Mortgage 2227
Shared Ownership 163
Rented: From Council 3611
Rented: Other Social 1566
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5908
Rented: Other 319
Rent Free 564
Total 17973

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 7399
Two People 4884
Three People 2374
Four People 1846
Five People 876
Six People 410
Seven People 100
8+ People 84
Total 17973

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 5255
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4321
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1097
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 3265
Total 13938

Gender Back to Top

Male 19323
Female 20980
Total 40303

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 2732
5-7 1574
8-9 954
10-14 2223
15 414
16-17 815
18-19 773
20-24 2596
25-29 3875
30-44 10358
45-59 6659
60-64 1753
65-74 2749
75-84 1891
85-89 607
90+ 330
Total 40303

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 13583
Married 12925
Divorced 2654
Separated 1193
Widowed 1932
Same Sex 119
Total 32406

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 20757
Good 12092
Fair 4624
Bad 2091
Very Bad 739
Total 40303

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) 14465
Apprenticeship 251
2+ A Levels 2618
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2727
1-4 GCSEs 2401
No GCSEs 5509
Other 4435
Total 32406

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 21542
Mixed Ethnicity 1888
Indian 2040
Pakistani 646
Bangladeshi 1852
Chinese 960
Other Asian 2658
Black African 2131
Black Caribbean 624
Other Black/African/Caribbean 613
Other 5349
Total 40303

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 17270
Wales 206
Scotland 368
Northern Ireland 123
Republic of Ireland 641
European Union 4197
Other 17498
Total 40303

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 25759
Republic of Ireland 696
Europe (including European Union) 5742
African Countries 1059
Middle East or Asia 4148
North America or Caribbean 2643
Central America 42
South America 328
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 678
None 1557

Religion Back to Top

Christian 14278
No Religion 6256
Buddhist 679
Hindu 1317
Jewish 3106
Muslim 9892
Sikh 112
Other Religion 242
Not Stated 4421
Total 40303

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 10587
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2365
Self Employed 3315
Unemployed 1436
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 3754
Retired 2590
Looking After Home or Family 2401
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1649
Other 1481
Total 29578

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 11
Mining/Quarrying 59
Manufacturing 358
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 43
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 29
Construction 545
RetailInc. Wholesale 1982
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 495
Accommodation and Food 1077
Information and Communication 1184
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 2751
Real Estate 570
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2496
Administration 700
Public Administration and Defence 562
Education 1236
HealthInc. Social Work 1343
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1401
Total 16842