Information about the W2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W2 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 287
Semi-Detached 461
Terraced 1968
Flat (Purpose-Built) 19478
Flat (Converted) 6786
Residence in Commercial Building 632
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 29622

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4608
Owned with Mortgage 3328
Shared Ownership 213
Rented: From Council 2903
Rented: Other Social 2244
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 11754
Rented: Other 494
Rent Free 749
Total 26293

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 12421
Two People 7406
Three People 3011
Four People 2118
Five People 880
Six People 325
Seven People 81
8+ People 51
Total 26293

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 9477
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 7313
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1442
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 4321
Total 22553

Gender Back to Top

Male 27998
Female 25886
Total 53884

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 3172
5-7 1456
8-9 824
10-14 1996
15 338
16-17 704
18-19 1320
20-24 4605
25-29 7876
30-44 16806
45-59 7803
60-64 1923
65-74 2820
75-84 1650
85-89 400
90+ 191
Total 53884

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 25266
Married 13750
Divorced 3618
Separated 1687
Widowed 1434
Same Sex 343
Total 46098

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 30070
Good 15909
Fair 4863
Bad 2174
Very Bad 868
Total 53884

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) 24454
Apprenticeship 298
2+ A Levels 4147
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3133
1-4 GCSEs 2586
No GCSEs 5283
Other 6197
Total 46098

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 31966
Mixed Ethnicity 3113
Indian 1641
Pakistani 673
Bangladeshi 1161
Chinese 1606
Other Asian 2653
Black African 2192
Black Caribbean 749
Other Black/African/Caribbean 600
Other 7530
Total 53884

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 20452
Wales 382
Scotland 702
Northern Ireland 212
Republic of Ireland 819
European Union 9480
Other 21837
Total 53884

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 30208
Republic of Ireland 1032
Europe (including European Union) 12562
African Countries 1342
Middle East or Asia 4524
North America or Caribbean 2826
Central America 103
South America 724
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 2213
None 1694

Religion Back to Top

Christian 22885
No Religion 11331
Buddhist 901
Hindu 865
Jewish 1170
Muslim 11290
Sikh 121
Other Religion 321
Not Stated 5000
Total 53884

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 18440
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3079
Self Employed 5423
Unemployed 2016
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 6196
Retired 2582
Looking After Home or Family 2209
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2105
Other 1807
Total 43857

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 20
Mining/Quarrying 118
Manufacturing 600
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 94
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 50
Construction 709
RetailInc. Wholesale 2609
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 680
Accommodation and Food 2002
Information and Communication 2424
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5315
Real Estate 848
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4922
Administration 1251
Public Administration and Defence 762
Education 1586
HealthInc. Social Work 1915
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2017
Total 27922