Information about the SW1A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW1A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW1A 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 16
Semi-Detached 16
Terraced 143
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1342
Flat (Converted) 158
Residence in Commercial Building 166
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 1851

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 390
Owned with Mortgage 197
Shared Ownership 16
Rented: From Council 16
Rented: Other Social 115
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 492
Rented: Other 81
Rent Free 114
Total 1421

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 681
Two People 505
Three People 115
Four People 67
Five People 32
Six People 17
Seven People 3
8+ People 1
Total 1421

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 617
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 380
C2 - Skilled manual workers 55
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 74
Total 1126

Gender Back to Top

Male 1981
Female 1388
Total 3369

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 86
5-7 39
8-9 21
10-14 111
15 24
16-17 125
18-19 157
20-24 477
25-29 439
30-44 756
45-59 555
60-64 189
65-74 223
75-84 131
85-89 23
90+ 13
Total 3369

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 1722
Married 986
Divorced 181
Separated 69
Widowed 85
Same Sex 45
Total 3088

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 2098
Good 995
Fair 209
Bad 54
Very Bad 13
Total 3369

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) 1721
Apprenticeship 28
2+ A Levels 369
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 334
1-4 GCSEs 183
No GCSEs 143
Other 310
Total 3088

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2571
Mixed Ethnicity 116
Indian 110
Pakistani 43
Bangladeshi 16
Chinese 178
Other Asian 123
Black African 81
Black Caribbean 25
Other Black/African/Caribbean 16
Other 90
Total 3369

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1611
Wales 44
Scotland 108
Northern Ireland 30
Republic of Ireland 34
European Union 439
Other 1103
Total 3369

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2184
Republic of Ireland 53
Europe (including European Union) 559
African Countries 80
Middle East or Asia 303
North America or Caribbean 242
Central America 0
South America 25
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 104
None 53

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1771
No Religion 923
Buddhist 55
Hindu 79
Jewish 74
Muslim 153
Sikh 9
Other Religion 14
Not Stated 291
Total 3369

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 1372
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 113
Self Employed 416
Unemployed 58
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 592
Retired 190
Looking After Home or Family 74
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 20
Other 86
Total 2921

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 4
Mining/Quarrying 13
Manufacturing 48
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 8
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 37
RetailInc. Wholesale 142
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 22
Accommodation and Food 123
Information and Communication 130
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 292
Real Estate 54
Professional, Scientific and Technical 291
Administration 53
Public Administration and Defence 321
Education 116
HealthInc. Social Work 83
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 227
Total 1965