Information about the EC1Y postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EC1Y. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EC1Y 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 10
Semi-Detached 17
Terraced 57
Flat (Purpose-Built) 3505
Flat (Converted) 198
Residence in Commercial Building 138
Total 3925

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 493
Owned with Mortgage 530
Shared Ownership 40
Rented: From Council 819
Rented: Other Social 690
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 865
Rented: Other 60
Rent Free 65
Total 3562

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 1751
Two People 1066
Three People 431
Four People 190
Five People 91
Six People 28
Seven People 4
8+ People 1
Total 3562

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 1331
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 931
C2 - Skilled manual workers 240
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 454
Total 2956

Gender Back to Top

Male 3840
Female 3535
Total 7375

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
0-4 406
5-7 202
8-9 101
10-14 207
15 39
16-17 74
18-19 470
20-24 870
25-29 926
30-44 1940
45-59 1081
60-64 275
65-74 387
75-84 261
85-89 90
90+ 46
Total 7375

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 3938
Married 1492
Divorced 451
Separated 179
Widowed 282
Same Sex 78
Total 6420

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 3931
Good 2365
Fair 724
Bad 256
Very Bad 99
Total 7375

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) 3129
Apprenticeship 75
2+ A Levels 833
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 513
1-4 GCSEs 472
No GCSEs 899
Other 499
Total 6420

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 5238
Mixed Ethnicity 410
Indian 211
Pakistani 35
Bangladeshi 84
Chinese 247
Other Asian 229
Black African 381
Black Caribbean 152
Other Black/African/Caribbean 144
Other 244
Total 7375

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4370
Wales 78
Scotland 151
Northern Ireland 48
Republic of Ireland 133
European Union 766
Other 1829
Total 7375

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 5071
Republic of Ireland 179
Europe (including European Union) 933
African Countries 114
Middle East or Asia 352
North America or Caribbean 288
Central America 8
South America 68
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 209
None 475

Religion Back to Top

Christian 3093
No Religion 2265
Buddhist 88
Hindu 140
Jewish 82
Muslim 454
Sikh 30
Other Religion 41
Not Stated 1182
Total 7375

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 2513
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 393
Self Employed 747
Unemployed 274
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1181
Retired 385
Looking After Home or Family 193
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 203
Other 134
Total 6023

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 78
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 99
RetailInc. Wholesale 293
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 121
Accommodation and Food 200
Information and Communication 314
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 663
Real Estate 54
Professional, Scientific and Technical 907
Administration 149
Public Administration and Defence 123
Education 287
HealthInc. Social Work 275
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 272
Total 3862