Information about the SE1 postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SE1. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SE1 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 309
Semi-Detached 719
Terraced 2806
Flat (Purpose-Built) 28859
Flat (Converted) 2162
Residence in Commercial Building 818
Caravan/Park/Temporary 40
Total 35713

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 2699
Owned with Mortgage 5150
Shared Ownership 880
Rented: From Council 8756
Rented: Other Social 5027
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 9679
Rented: Other 872
Rent Free 593
Total 33656

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 12706
Two People 10884
Three People 5193
Four People 2973
Five People 1171
Six People 548
Seven People 119
8+ People 62
Total 33656

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 11091
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 9929
C2 - Skilled manual workers 3189
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 5859
Total 30068

Gender Back to Top

Male 39440
Female 37132
Total 76572

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 4047
5-7 1977
8-9 1089
10-14 2893
15 564
16-17 1273
18-19 2856
20-24 10123
25-29 12007
30-44 21324
45-59 11390
60-64 2168
65-74 2707
75-84 1559
85-89 431
90+ 164
Total 76572

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 40975
Married 15388
Divorced 4647
Separated 2302
Widowed 1943
Same Sex 747
Total 66002

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 42564
Good 23510
Fair 7196
Bad 2490
Very Bad 812
Total 76572

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) 31157
Apprenticeship 580
2+ A Levels 8237
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 5784
1-4 GCSEs 5320
No GCSEs 8918
Other 6006
Total 66002

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 44536
Mixed Ethnicity 4494
Indian 2346
Pakistani 512
Bangladeshi 1449
Chinese 3102
Other Asian 2692
Black African 9643
Black Caribbean 2625
Other Black/African/Caribbean 2436
Other 2737
Total 76572

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 42059
Wales 664
Scotland 1241
Northern Ireland 469
Republic of Ireland 1487
European Union 7722
Other 22930
Total 76572

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 50774
Republic of Ireland 1810
Europe (including European Union) 9573
African Countries 3499
Middle East or Asia 3951
North America or Caribbean 2195
Central America 99
South America 1194
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 1786
None 4933

Religion Back to Top

Christian 38002
No Religion 22209
Buddhist 1170
Hindu 1465
Jewish 420
Muslim 6433
Sikh 245
Other Religion 373
Not Stated 6255
Total 76572

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 28627
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 4919
Self Employed 5722
Unemployed 3269
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 12484
Retired 2813
Looking After Home or Family 1881
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 2395
Other 1738
Total 63848

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 12
Mining/Quarrying 76
Manufacturing 754
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 92
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 66
Construction 1395
RetailInc. Wholesale 3854
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 1370
Accommodation and Food 3173
Information and Communication 3105
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 5500
Real Estate 637
Professional, Scientific and Technical 6638
Administration 2608
Public Administration and Defence 1991
Education 3279
HealthInc. Social Work 4414
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 2879
Total 41843