Information about the WS2 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district WS2. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about WS2 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 1108
Semi-Detached 6405
Terraced 5474
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3075
Flat (Converted) 153
Residence in Commercial Building 243
Caravan/Park/Temporary 22
Total 16480

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 3410
Owned with Mortgage 3996
Shared Ownership 83
Rented: From Council 1860
Rented: Other Social 3650
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 2422
Rented: Other 182
Rent Free 274
Total 15877

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 4706
Two People 4572
Three People 2607
Four People 2050
Five People 1059
Six People 571
Seven People 192
8+ People 120
Total 15877

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 917
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2796
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3067
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5599
Total 12379

Gender Back to Top

Male 20252
Female 20964
Total 41216

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 3665
5-7 1998
8-9 1156
10-14 2844
15 546
16-17 1105
18-19 1125
20-24 3164
25-29 3411
30-44 8483
45-59 6730
60-64 1899
65-74 2676
75-84 1729
85-89 491
90+ 194
Total 41216

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 11759
Married 13323
Divorced 2645
Separated 993
Widowed 2237
Same Sex 50
Total 31007

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 17257
Good 14242
Fair 6423
Bad 2525
Very Bad 769
Total 41216

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) 3791
Apprenticeship 666
2+ A Levels 2987
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 4552
1-4 GCSEs 4845
No GCSEs 11879
Other 2287
Total 31007

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 26685
Mixed Ethnicity 1764
Indian 2953
Pakistani 5663
Bangladeshi 826
Chinese 205
Other Asian 924
Black African 665
Black Caribbean 782
Other Black/African/Caribbean 368
Other 381
Total 41216

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 34050
Wales 132
Scotland 152
Northern Ireland 45
Republic of Ireland 89
European Union 1017
Other 5731
Total 41216

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 26890
Republic of Ireland 61
Europe (including European Union) 1025
African Countries 368
Middle East or Asia 1443
North America or Caribbean 116
Central America 3
South America 4
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 11
None 11471

Religion Back to Top

Christian 20376
No Religion 8343
Buddhist 91
Hindu 1013
Jewish 6
Muslim 7161
Sikh 1615
Other Religion 262
Not Stated 2349
Total 41216

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 9248
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 3820
Self Employed 1688
Unemployed 2639
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 2426
Retired 3222
Looking After Home or Family 2404
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 1946
Other 1200
Total 28593

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 9
Manufacturing 2352
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 72
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 186
Construction 1106
RetailInc. Wholesale 3289
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1147
Accommodation and Food 802
Information and Communication 203
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 382
Real Estate 180
Professional, Scientific and Technical 344
Administration 816
Public Administration and Defence 587
Education 1123
HealthInc. Social Work 2132
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 543
Total 15281