Information about the W6 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W6. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W6 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 272
Semi-Detached 1034
Terraced 4066
Flat (Purpose-Built) 8052
Flat (Converted) 4470
Residence in Commercial Building 564
Caravan/Park/Temporary 24
Total 18482

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3007
Owned with Mortgage 3206
Shared Ownership 185
Rented: From Council 2384
Rented: Other Social 2927
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 5491
Rented: Other 318
Rent Free 274
Total 17792

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 6854
Two People 5192
Three People 2542
Four People 2025
Five People 744
Six People 322
Seven People 72
8+ People 41
Total 17792

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 5750
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 5387
C2 - Skilled manual workers 1446
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 2446
Total 15029

Gender Back to Top

Male 19771
Female 20311
Total 40082

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 2356
5-7 1124
8-9 662
10-14 1574
15 341
16-17 599
18-19 748
20-24 4193
25-29 5417
30-44 11278
45-59 6174
60-64 1614
65-74 2085
75-84 1337
85-89 352
90+ 228
Total 40082

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 19065
Married 9924
Divorced 2561
Separated 914
Widowed 1332
Same Sex 229
Total 34025

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 22467
Good 11674
Fair 3884
Bad 1521
Very Bad 536
Total 40082

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) 17550
Apprenticeship 382
2+ A Levels 4006
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 2633
1-4 GCSEs 2168
No GCSEs 3979
Other 3307
Total 34025

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 27804
Mixed Ethnicity 2154
Indian 931
Pakistani 386
Bangladeshi 202
Chinese 811
Other Asian 1614
Black African 1912
Black Caribbean 1398
Other Black/African/Caribbean 710
Other 2160
Total 40082

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 21936
Wales 456
Scotland 734
Northern Ireland 265
Republic of Ireland 1162
European Union 4620
Other 10909
Total 40082

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 27304
Republic of Ireland 1339
Europe (including European Union) 5658
African Countries 747
Middle East or Asia 1617
North America or Caribbean 1121
Central America 79
South America 369
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1942
None 2099

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20979
No Religion 10484
Buddhist 540
Hindu 620
Jewish 287
Muslim 3430
Sikh 106
Other Religion 208
Not Stated 3428
Total 40082

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 14498
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 2370
Self Employed 4053
Unemployed 1389
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 4350
Retired 2072
Looking After Home or Family 1298
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1230
Other 848
Total 32108

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 32
Mining/Quarrying 39
Manufacturing 542
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 49
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 24
Construction 807
RetailInc. Wholesale 2201
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 648
Accommodation and Food 1521
Information and Communication 2381
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1756
Real Estate 504
Professional, Scientific and Technical 3541
Administration 1103
Public Administration and Defence 758
Education 2035
HealthInc. Social Work 2331
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1691
Total 21963