Information about the SW2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW2 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 534
Semi-Detached 2143
Terraced 4222
Flat (Purpose-Built) 11870
Flat (Converted) 7276
Residence in Commercial Building 347
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 26397

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2749
Owned with Mortgage 5866
Shared Ownership 430
Rented: From Council 4709
Rented: Other Social 4040
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7371
Rented: Other 404
Rent Free 256
Total 25825

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 8824
Two People 7930
Three People 4263
Four People 2949
Five People 1210
Six People 466
Seven People 103
8+ People 80
Total 25825

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 7084
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7728
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2988
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5012
Total 22812

Gender Back to Top

Male 29826
Female 30438
Total 60264

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 4059
5-7 2044
8-9 1226
10-14 2843
15 557
16-17 1082
18-19 906
20-24 5215
25-29 9158
30-44 18216
45-59 9135
60-64 1504
65-74 2266
75-84 1530
85-89 353
90+ 170
Total 60264

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 30239
Married 11951
Divorced 3483
Separated 1878
Widowed 1564
Same Sex 420
Total 49535

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 32189
Good 19160
Fair 6093
Bad 2129
Very Bad 693
Total 60264

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) 23704
Apprenticeship 532
2+ A Levels 4717
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4903
1-4 GCSEs 4203
No GCSEs 6705
Other 4771
Total 49535

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 33800
Mixed Ethnicity 5053
Indian 688
Pakistani 500
Bangladeshi 411
Chinese 605
Other Asian 930
Black African 6936
Black Caribbean 6661
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3240
Other 1440
Total 60264

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 35483
Wales 570
Scotland 927
Northern Ireland 362
Republic of Ireland 1093
European Union 6382
Other 15447
Total 60264

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 41663
Republic of Ireland 1326
Europe (including European Union) 7883
African Countries 2259
Middle East or Asia 840
North America or Caribbean 1690
Central America 32
South America 1003
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1438
None 4218

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30809
No Religion 18407
Buddhist 586
Hindu 425
Jewish 247
Muslim 3989
Sikh 72
Other Religion 336
Not Stated 5393
Total 60264

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 22470
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4639
Self Employed 5462
Unemployed 2879
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4615
Retired 2372
Looking After Home or Family 1502
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1772
Other 1771
Total 47482

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 16
Mining/Quarrying 24
Manufacturing 678
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 44
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 70
Construction 1342
RetailInc. Wholesale 3429
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1116
Accommodation and Food 2580
Information and Communication 3365
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1970
Real Estate 708
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4708
Administration 2582
Public Administration and Defence 1829
Education 3153
HealthInc. Social Work 3627
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2661
Total 33902