Information about the W4 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W4. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W4 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 780
Semi-Detached 3220
Terraced 5512
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7211
Flat (Converted) 4435
Residence in Commercial Building 444
Caravan/Park/Temporary 34
Total 21636

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5332
Owned with Mortgage 5914
Shared Ownership 76
Rented: From Council 2052
Rented: Other Social 1083
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5771
Rented: Other 234
Rent Free 270
Total 20732

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 7445
Two People 6555
Three People 3119
Four People 2434
Five People 871
Six People 232
Seven People 48
8+ People 28
Total 20732

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 8230
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5476
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1432
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 1796
Total 16934

Gender Back to Top

Male 22753
Female 23392
Total 46145

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 3234
5-7 1548
8-9 925
10-14 2003
15 355
16-17 758
18-19 633
20-24 2511
25-29 4382
30-44 13267
45-59 8887
60-64 2318
65-74 2963
75-84 1635
85-89 467
90+ 259
Total 46145

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 16644
Married 15546
Divorced 2987
Separated 882
Widowed 1652
Same Sex 369
Total 38080

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 26902
Good 13582
Fair 4004
Bad 1264
Very Bad 393
Total 46145

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) 21684
Apprenticeship 422
2+ A Levels 3718
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3249
1-4 GCSEs 2342
No GCSEs 3491
Other 3174
Total 38080

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 36948
Mixed Ethnicity 2069
Indian 1416
Pakistani 386
Bangladeshi 94
Chinese 590
Other Asian 1355
Black African 991
Black Caribbean 690
Other Black/African/Caribbean 345
Other 1261
Total 46145

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 28358
Wales 654
Scotland 1019
Northern Ireland 317
Republic of Ireland 1178
European Union 4775
Other 9844
Total 46145

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 34002
Republic of Ireland 1574
Europe (including European Union) 5617
African Countries 644
Middle East or Asia 1415
North America or Caribbean 1580
Central America 39
South America 273
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1708
None 1992

Religion Back to Top

Christian 24163
No Religion 13238
Buddhist 535
Hindu 799
Jewish 496
Muslim 2534
Sikh 273
Other Religion 279
Not Stated 3828
Total 46145

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 16776
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2826
Self Employed 5847
Unemployed 1185
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2649
Retired 3062
Looking After Home or Family 1655
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 904
Other 815
Total 35719

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 14
Mining/Quarrying 117
Manufacturing 963
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 80
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 45
Construction 991
RetailInc. Wholesale 2671
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1045
Accommodation and Food 1119
Information and Communication 3677
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1942
Real Estate 677
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4383
Administration 1277
Public Administration and Defence 860
Education 2123
HealthInc. Social Work 2064
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1995
Total 26043