Information about the WN2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WN2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WN2 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 4109
Semi-Detached 11165
Terraced 7104
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1799
Flat (Converted) 144
Residence in Commercial Building 175
Caravan/Park/Temporary 17
Total 24513

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 7123
Owned with Mortgage 8495
Shared Ownership 39
Rented: From Council 4066
Rented: Other Social 696
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2468
Rented: Other 232
Rent Free 331
Total 23450

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 6617
Two People 8213
Three People 4141
Four People 3209
Five People 955
Six People 259
Seven People 40
8+ People 16
Total 23450

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 2272
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 4633
C2 - Skilled manual workers 4531
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 6183
Total 17619

Gender Back to Top

Male 27767
Female 27878
Total 55645

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 3528
5-7 1985
8-9 1244
10-14 3210
15 691
16-17 1529
18-19 1448
20-24 3415
25-29 3638
30-44 11561
45-59 10851
60-64 3707
65-74 5304
75-84 2635
85-89 604
90+ 295
Total 55645

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 15146
Married 21069
Divorced 4264
Separated 1128
Widowed 3283
Same Sex 97
Total 44987

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 24570
Good 18080
Fair 8613
Bad 3466
Very Bad 916
Total 55645

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) 7224
Apprenticeship 2242
2+ A Levels 5191
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 7702
1-4 GCSEs 7076
No GCSEs 13849
Other 1703
Total 44987

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 54348
Mixed Ethnicity 457
Indian 98
Pakistani 97
Bangladeshi 4
Chinese 106
Other Asian 151
Black African 233
Black Caribbean 30
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 101
Total 55645

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 53128
Wales 270
Scotland 420
Northern Ireland 121
Republic of Ireland 169
European Union 662
Other 875
Total 55645

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 42485
Republic of Ireland 139
Europe (including European Union) 555
African Countries 140
Middle East or Asia 154
North America or Caribbean 44
Central America 1
South America 5
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 36
None 12211

Religion Back to Top

Christian 44001
No Religion 8015
Buddhist 92
Hindu 74
Jewish 12
Muslim 323
Sikh 13
Other Religion 108
Not Stated 3007
Total 55645

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 16153
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 5676
Self Employed 2860
Unemployed 2120
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2501
Retired 6670
Looking After Home or Family 1622
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2905
Other 946
Total 41453

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 66
Mining/Quarrying 26
Manufacturing 3421
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 160
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 362
Construction 2783
RetailInc. Wholesale 4660
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1495
Accommodation and Food 1103
Information and Communication 518
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 635
Real Estate 275
Professional, Scientific and Technical 858
Administration 1329
Public Administration and Defence 1573
Education 1902
HealthInc. Social Work 3197
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 1175
Total 25538