Information about the EC2A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EC2A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EC2A 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 13
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 56
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1776
Flat (Converted) 273
Residence in Commercial Building 358
Total 2486

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 241
Owned with Mortgage 316
Shared Ownership 39
Rented: From Council 94
Rented: Other Social 129
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1167
Rented: Other 48
Rent Free 85
Total 2119

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 1078
Two People 740
Three People 196
Four People 70
Five People 22
Six People 10
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 2119

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 1057
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 691
C2 - Skilled manual workers 83
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 137
Total 1968

Gender Back to Top

Male 2276
Female 1608
Total 3884

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
0-4 100
5-7 44
8-9 20
10-14 48
15 7
16-17 19
18-19 186
20-24 581
25-29 825
30-44 1363
45-59 416
60-64 91
65-74 105
75-84 44
85-89 22
90+ 13
Total 3884

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 2671
Married 633
Divorced 171
Separated 76
Widowed 48
Same Sex 66
Total 3665

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 2452
Good 1129
Fair 219
Bad 61
Very Bad 23
Total 3884

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) 2371
Apprenticeship 21
2+ A Levels 438
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 196
1-4 GCSEs 131
No GCSEs 170
Other 338
Total 3665

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2937
Mixed Ethnicity 258
Indian 91
Pakistani 11
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 163
Other Asian 142
Black African 84
Black Caribbean 50
Other Black/African/Caribbean 32
Other 105
Total 3884

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1888
Wales 55
Scotland 78
Northern Ireland 31
Republic of Ireland 72
European Union 656
Other 1104
Total 3884

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2322
Republic of Ireland 109
Europe (including European Union) 803
African Countries 40
Middle East or Asia 219
North America or Caribbean 249
Central America 1
South America 53
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 199
None 90

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1453
No Religion 1689
Buddhist 42
Hindu 57
Jewish 67
Muslim 112
Sikh 9
Other Religion 25
Not Stated 430
Total 3884

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 1841
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 139
Self Employed 600
Unemployed 107
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 633
Retired 103
Looking After Home or Family 47
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 53
Other 63
Total 3586

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 3
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 45
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 44
RetailInc. Wholesale 175
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 30
Accommodation and Food 131
Information and Communication 319
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 591
Real Estate 33
Professional, Scientific and Technical 742
Administration 103
Public Administration and Defence 56
Education 151
HealthInc. Social Work 86
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 197
Total 2714