Information about the WA2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WA2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WA2 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 2692
Semi-Detached 6623
Terraced 7491
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2622
Flat (Converted) 234
Residence in Commercial Building 160
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 19828

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 4485
Owned with Mortgage 6312
Shared Ownership 123
Rented: From Council 3041
Rented: Other Social 2685
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2064
Rented: Other 215
Rent Free 210
Total 19135

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 6166
Two People 6327
Three People 3266
Four People 2301
Five People 789
Six People 222
Seven People 34
8+ People 30
Total 19135

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 2049
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4125
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3354
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5400
Total 14928

Gender Back to Top

Male 21800
Female 22344
Total 44144

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 3164
5-7 1647
8-9 992
10-14 2602
15 551
16-17 1073
18-19 1260
20-24 3525
25-29 3424
30-44 9093
45-59 8344
60-64 2543
65-74 3312
75-84 1912
85-89 495
90+ 207
Total 44144

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 13618
Married 14348
Divorced 3807
Separated 1027
Widowed 2339
Same Sex 49
Total 35188

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 20465
Good 14825
Fair 5991
Bad 2261
Very Bad 602
Total 44144

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) 6134
Apprenticeship 1290
2+ A Levels 4521
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 6012
1-4 GCSEs 6089
No GCSEs 9491
Other 1651
Total 35188

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 42621
Mixed Ethnicity 525
Indian 205
Pakistani 191
Bangladeshi 22
Chinese 137
Other Asian 156
Black African 93
Black Caribbean 48
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 126
Total 44144

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 40472
Wales 368
Scotland 461
Northern Ireland 181
Republic of Ireland 212
European Union 1361
Other 1089
Total 44144

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 32615
Republic of Ireland 155
Europe (including European Union) 1230
African Countries 111
Middle East or Asia 274
North America or Caribbean 56
Central America 5
South America 15
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 41
None 9791

Religion Back to Top

Christian 30920
No Religion 9945
Buddhist 91
Hindu 138
Jewish 10
Muslim 433
Sikh 25
Other Religion 131
Not Stated 2451
Total 44144

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 13269
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4974
Self Employed 1879
Unemployed 1907
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2415
Retired 4060
Looking After Home or Family 1368
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2025
Other 677
Total 32574

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 29
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 1836
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 172
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 358
Construction 1498
RetailInc. Wholesale 4306
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1679
Accommodation and Food 1154
Information and Communication 986
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 516
Real Estate 217
Professional, Scientific and Technical 981
Administration 1320
Public Administration and Defence 915
Education 1423
HealthInc. Social Work 2585
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 950
Total 20933