Information about the W8 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W8. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W8 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 252
Semi-Detached 621
Terraced 2038
Flat (Purpose-Built) 6775
Flat (Converted) 2854
Residence in Commercial Building 262
Caravan/Park/Temporary 5
Total 12807

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3592
Owned with Mortgage 1519
Shared Ownership 60
Rented: From Council 211
Rented: Other Social 478
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4538
Rented: Other 216
Rent Free 494
Total 11108

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 4618
Two People 3435
Three People 1307
Four People 1113
Five People 457
Six People 136
Seven People 28
8+ People 14
Total 11108

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 5014
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2855
C2 - Skilled manual workers 362
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 811
Total 9042

Gender Back to Top

Male 11747
Female 12150
Total 23897

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 1642
5-7 853
8-9 443
10-14 842
15 136
16-17 298
18-19 420
20-24 1580
25-29 2208
30-44 7013
45-59 4186
60-64 1345
65-74 1628
75-84 882
85-89 244
90+ 177
Total 23897

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 8268
Married 9052
Divorced 1315
Separated 398
Widowed 774
Same Sex 174
Total 19981

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 15070
Good 6611
Fair 1572
Bad 471
Very Bad 173
Total 23897

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) 12135
Apprenticeship 81
2+ A Levels 1799
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1353
1-4 GCSEs 753
No GCSEs 1057
Other 2803
Total 19981

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 17708
Mixed Ethnicity 1240
Indian 472
Pakistani 186
Bangladeshi 47
Chinese 799
Other Asian 1245
Black African 268
Black Caribbean 129
Other Black/African/Caribbean 75
Other 1728
Total 23897

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 9559
Wales 174
Scotland 358
Northern Ireland 116
Republic of Ireland 308
European Union 4404
Other 8978
Total 23897

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 13108
Republic of Ireland 473
Europe (including European Union) 6068
African Countries 411
Middle East or Asia 2078
North America or Caribbean 2606
Central America 27
South America 291
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 707
None 360

Religion Back to Top

Christian 12990
No Religion 4878
Buddhist 462
Hindu 259
Jewish 661
Muslim 2054
Sikh 37
Other Religion 171
Not Stated 2385
Total 23897

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 7939
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 1038
Self Employed 3020
Unemployed 503
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2045
Retired 1418
Looking After Home or Family 1539
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 341
Other 835
Total 18678

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 68
Manufacturing 293
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 20
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 7
Construction 285
RetailInc. Wholesale 1052
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 221
Accommodation and Food 520
Information and Communication 919
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 3192
Real Estate 394
Professional, Scientific and Technical 2301
Administration 441
Public Administration and Defence 233
Education 578
HealthInc. Social Work 623
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1072
Total 12234