Information about the EC4Y postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district EC4Y. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about EC4Y 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 9
Semi-Detached 6
Terraced 25
Flat (Purpose-Built) 588
Flat (Converted) 106
Residence in Commercial Building 225
Total 959

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 123
Owned with Mortgage 100
Shared Ownership 11
Rented: From Council 61
Rented: Other Social 36
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 293
Rented: Other 44
Rent Free 42
Total 710

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 422
Two People 221
Three People 36
Four People 21
Five People 6
Six People 3
Seven People 1
8+ People 0
Total 710

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 364
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 202
C2 - Skilled manual workers 25
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 34
Total 625

Gender Back to Top

Male 691
Female 523
Total 1214

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 19
5-7 10
8-9 4
10-14 11
15 2
16-17 7
18-19 32
20-24 153
25-29 184
30-44 327
45-59 269
60-64 80
65-74 71
75-84 34
85-89 7
90+ 4
Total 1214

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 704
Married 305
Divorced 83
Separated 32
Widowed 24
Same Sex 20
Total 1168

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 693
Good 374
Fair 108
Bad 29
Very Bad 10
Total 1214

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) 759
Apprenticeship 6
2+ A Levels 115
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 46
1-4 GCSEs 63
No GCSEs 83
Other 96
Total 1168

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1020
Mixed Ethnicity 39
Indian 21
Chinese 52
Other Asian 36
Black African 18
Black Caribbean 11
Other Black/African/Caribbean 3
Other 14
Total 1214

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 642
Wales 27
Scotland 26
Northern Ireland 13
Republic of Ireland 34
European Union 164
Other 308
Total 1214

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 808
Republic of Ireland 39
Europe (including European Union) 181
African Countries 21
Middle East or Asia 62
North America or Caribbean 81
Central America 1
South America 14
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 39
None 33

Religion Back to Top

Christian 579
No Religion 419
Buddhist 23
Hindu 20
Jewish 19
Muslim 21
Sikh 4
Other Religion 9
Not Stated 120
Total 1214

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 548
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 49
Self Employed 208
Unemployed 26
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 154
Retired 65
Looking After Home or Family 13
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 34
Other 26
Total 1123

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 2
Manufacturing 10
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 1
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 16
RetailInc. Wholesale 48
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 14
Accommodation and Food 73
Information and Communication 65
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 141
Real Estate 6
Professional, Scientific and Technical 257
Administration 23
Public Administration and Defence 27
Education 52
HealthInc. Social Work 49
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 61
Total 846