Information about the EC2Y postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EC2Y. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EC2Y 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 6
Terraced 71
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2488
Flat (Converted) 82
Residence in Commercial Building 153
Total 2810

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 739
Owned with Mortgage 474
Shared Ownership 23
Rented: From Council 130
Rented: Other Social 73
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 699
Rented: Other 45
Rent Free 114
Total 2297

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 1217
Two People 788
Three People 175
Four People 92
Five People 18
Six People 6
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 2297

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 1215
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 470
C2 - Skilled manual workers 51
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 69
Total 1805

Gender Back to Top

Male 2207
Female 1903
Total 4110

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
0-4 131
5-7 66
8-9 31
10-14 65
15 12
16-17 46
18-19 164
20-24 299
25-29 456
30-44 1061
45-59 871
60-64 270
65-74 357
75-84 203
85-89 50
90+ 28
Total 4110

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 1950
Married 1264
Divorced 278
Separated 80
Widowed 154
Same Sex 79
Total 3805

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 2330
Good 1330
Fair 348
Bad 77
Very Bad 25
Total 4110

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) 2692
Apprenticeship 20
2+ A Levels 387
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 234
1-4 GCSEs 123
No GCSEs 129
Other 220
Total 3805

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3432
Mixed Ethnicity 157
Indian 130
Pakistani 8
Bangladeshi 6
Chinese 160
Other Asian 96
Black African 37
Black Caribbean 13
Other Black/African/Caribbean 11
Other 60
Total 4110

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2443
Wales 82
Scotland 120
Northern Ireland 32
Republic of Ireland 52
European Union 455
Other 926
Total 4110

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 3073
Republic of Ireland 89
Europe (including European Union) 528
African Countries 27
Middle East or Asia 198
North America or Caribbean 196
Central America 5
South America 31
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 169
None 82

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1846
No Religion 1534
Buddhist 56
Hindu 88
Jewish 81
Muslim 62
Sikh 9
Other Religion 14
Not Stated 420
Total 4110

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 1667
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 168
Self Employed 617
Unemployed 81
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 461
Retired 360
Looking After Home or Family 80
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 37
Other 53
Total 3524

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 5
Manufacturing 37
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 2
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 5
Construction 43
RetailInc. Wholesale 120
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 25
Accommodation and Food 94
Information and Communication 232
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 571
Real Estate 33
Professional, Scientific and Technical 686
Administration 65
Public Administration and Defence 96
Education 193
HealthInc. Social Work 145
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 193
Total 2547