Information about the EC3A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EC3A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EC3A 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 5
Semi-Detached 4
Terraced 29
Flat (Purpose-Built) 503
Flat (Converted) 70
Residence in Commercial Building 130
Total 741

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 47
Owned with Mortgage 56
Shared Ownership 10
Rented: From Council 43
Rented: Other Social 67
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 238
Rented: Other 15
Rent Free 49
Total 525

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 286
Two People 176
Three People 35
Four People 18
Five People 3
Six People 4
Seven People 3
8+ People 0
Total 525

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 239
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 162
C2 - Skilled manual workers 29
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 53
Total 483

Gender Back to Top

Male 524
Female 352
Total 876

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 15
5-7 12
8-9 6
10-14 12
15 5
16-17 6
18-19 13
20-24 106
25-29 178
30-44 269
45-59 155
60-64 38
65-74 44
75-84 15
85-89 2
90+ 0
Total 876

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 507
Married 204
Divorced 56
Separated 27
Widowed 14
Same Sex 18
Total 826

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 486
Good 285
Fair 61
Bad 37
Very Bad 7
Total 876

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) 494
Apprenticeship 5
2+ A Levels 78
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 57
1-4 GCSEs 34
No GCSEs 74
Other 84
Total 826

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 627
Mixed Ethnicity 40
Indian 38
Pakistani 4
Bangladeshi 34
Chinese 47
Other Asian 30
Black African 16
Black Caribbean 5
Other Black/African/Caribbean 7
Other 28
Total 876

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 439
Wales 9
Scotland 18
Northern Ireland 7
Republic of Ireland 16
European Union 122
Other 265
Total 876

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 535
Republic of Ireland 29
Europe (including European Union) 153
African Countries 10
Middle East or Asia 71
North America or Caribbean 39
Central America 0
South America 7
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 42
None 37

Religion Back to Top

Christian 389
No Religion 294
Buddhist 10
Hindu 22
Jewish 5
Muslim 60
Sikh 5
Other Religion 2
Not Stated 89
Total 876

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 464
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 40
Self Employed 95
Unemployed 27
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 70
Retired 41
Looking After Home or Family 15
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 27
Total 809

Employment Industry Back to Top

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

Employment Industry
Manufacturing 7
Construction 9
RetailInc. Wholesale 26
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 50
Information and Communication 44
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 177
Real Estate 15
Professional, Scientific and Technical 132
Administration 34
Public Administration and Defence 18
Education 36
HealthInc. Social Work 23
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 32
Total 617