Information about the EC1A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EC1A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EC1A 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 18
Semi-Detached 11
Terraced 43
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1654
Flat (Converted) 150
Residence in Commercial Building 164
Total 2040

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 308
Owned with Mortgage 274
Shared Ownership 13
Rented: From Council 50
Rented: Other Social 82
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 733
Rented: Other 38
Rent Free 72
Total 1570

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 968
Two People 453
Three People 91
Four People 40
Five People 11
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 1570

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 840
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 496
C2 - Skilled manual workers 41
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 52
Total 1429

Gender Back to Top

Male 1694
Female 1427
Total 3121

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 59
5-7 27
8-9 14
10-14 51
15 5
16-17 7
18-19 225
20-24 736
25-29 517
30-44 754
45-59 435
60-64 119
65-74 107
75-84 55
85-89 7
90+ 3
Total 3121

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 2128
Married 582
Divorced 138
Separated 44
Widowed 42
Same Sex 31
Total 2965

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 1934
Good 976
Fair 165
Bad 36
Very Bad 10
Total 3121

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) 1911
Apprenticeship 9
2+ A Levels 463
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 136
1-4 GCSEs 107
No GCSEs 127
Other 212
Total 2965

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2196
Mixed Ethnicity 100
Indian 227
Pakistani 73
Bangladeshi 5
Chinese 219
Other Asian 151
Black African 47
Black Caribbean 19
Other Black/African/Caribbean 10
Other 74
Total 3121

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1552
Wales 44
Scotland 83
Northern Ireland 30
Republic of Ireland 54
European Union 428
Other 930
Total 3121

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1918
Republic of Ireland 72
Europe (including European Union) 566
African Countries 60
Middle East or Asia 324
North America or Caribbean 155
Central America 5
South America 34
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 108
None 49

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1227
No Religion 1008
Buddhist 55
Hindu 129
Jewish 32
Muslim 118
Sikh 15
Other Religion 17
Not Stated 520
Total 3121

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 1264
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 85
Self Employed 327
Unemployed 59
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 959
Retired 101
Looking After Home or Family 36
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 26
Other 43
Total 2900

Employment Industry Back to Top

This data is based on resident aged 16-74 on census day 2011, who were in employment.

Employment Industry
Mining/Quarrying 8
Manufacturing 30
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 2
Construction 30
RetailInc. Wholesale 107
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 23
Accommodation and Food 78
Information and Communication 142
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 467
Real Estate 16
Professional, Scientific and Technical 487
Administration 39
Public Administration and Defence 43
Education 98
HealthInc. Social Work 98
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 101
Total 1769