Information about the W5 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W5. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W5 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 1969
Semi-Detached 3857
Terraced 4795
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7614
Flat (Converted) 5130
Residence in Commercial Building 506
Caravan/Park/Temporary 13
Total 23884

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 5768
Owned with Mortgage 6079
Shared Ownership 266
Rented: From Council 1244
Rented: Other Social 1268
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 7888
Rented: Other 273
Rent Free 308
Total 23094

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 7437
Two People 7025
Three People 3776
Four People 3087
Five People 1179
Six People 419
Seven People 86
8+ People 85
Total 23094

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 8604
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5818
C2 - Skilled manual workers 2046
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2263
Total 18731

Gender Back to Top

Male 27947
Female 28395
Total 56342

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 3726
5-7 1778
8-9 1034
10-14 2441
15 520
16-17 958
18-19 792
20-24 3811
25-29 6594
30-44 15829
45-59 9577
60-64 2560
65-74 3400
75-84 2244
85-89 656
90+ 422
Total 56342

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 20896
Married 19028
Divorced 3202
Separated 1153
Widowed 2312
Same Sex 252
Total 46843

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 30484
Good 18171
Fair 5471
Bad 1693
Very Bad 523
Total 56342

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) 25409
Apprenticeship 537
2+ A Levels 4142
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 3901
1-4 GCSEs 2920
No GCSEs 4366
Other 5568
Total 46843

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 38791
Mixed Ethnicity 2731
Indian 3634
Pakistani 895
Bangladeshi 149
Chinese 1169
Other Asian 3221
Black African 1340
Black Caribbean 987
Other Black/African/Caribbean 526
Other 2899
Total 56342

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 29974
Wales 668
Scotland 893
Northern Ireland 354
Republic of Ireland 1554
European Union 8113
Other 14786
Total 56342

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 38015
Republic of Ireland 1910
Europe (including European Union) 8716
African Countries 1028
Middle East or Asia 4187
North America or Caribbean 999
Central America 27
South America 291
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1289
None 2607

Religion Back to Top

Christian 28242
No Religion 13763
Buddhist 982
Hindu 2015
Jewish 410
Muslim 5073
Sikh 969
Other Religion 322
Not Stated 4566
Total 56342

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 20052
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3647
Self Employed 6169
Unemployed 1703
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4042
Retired 3641
Looking After Home or Family 2055
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1105
Other 1107
Total 43521

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 13
Mining/Quarrying 91
Manufacturing 1271
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 59
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 82
Construction 1868
RetailInc. Wholesale 3324
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1262
Accommodation and Food 1678
Information and Communication 3907
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1780
Real Estate 625
Professional, Scientific and Technical 4106
Administration 1574
Public Administration and Defence 1093
Education 3158
HealthInc. Social Work 2809
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2046
Total 30746