Information about the SW1H postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW1H. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW1H 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 12
Semi-Detached 10
Terraced 89
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1747
Flat (Converted) 121
Residence in Commercial Building 113
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 2101

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 441
Owned with Mortgage 246
Shared Ownership 22
Rented: From Council 31
Rented: Other Social 218
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 590
Rented: Other 63
Rent Free 84
Total 1695

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 838
Two People 549
Three People 152
Four People 89
Five People 42
Six People 17
Seven People 8
8+ People 0
Total 1695

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 718
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 469
C2 - Skilled manual workers 71
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 126
Total 1384

Gender Back to Top

Male 2120
Female 1642
Total 3762

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
0-4 137
5-7 54
8-9 43
10-14 91
15 16
16-17 37
18-19 143
20-24 504
25-29 513
30-44 1008
45-59 637
60-64 174
65-74 239
75-84 136
85-89 18
90+ 12
Total 3762

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 1834
Married 1142
Divorced 225
Separated 99
Widowed 78
Same Sex 43
Total 3421

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 2131
Good 1223
Fair 284
Bad 88
Very Bad 36
Total 3762

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) 1914
Apprenticeship 32
2+ A Levels 318
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 312
1-4 GCSEs 212
No GCSEs 230
Other 403
Total 3421

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 2738
Mixed Ethnicity 149
Indian 110
Pakistani 34
Bangladeshi 34
Chinese 180
Other Asian 168
Black African 127
Black Caribbean 44
Other Black/African/Caribbean 30
Other 148
Total 3762

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1734
Wales 48
Scotland 118
Northern Ireland 28
Republic of Ireland 46
European Union 556
Other 1232
Total 3762

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2328
Republic of Ireland 59
Europe (including European Union) 698
African Countries 95
Middle East or Asia 334
North America or Caribbean 214
Central America 2
South America 23
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 107
None 109

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1929
No Religion 918
Buddhist 74
Hindu 79
Jewish 61
Muslim 324
Sikh 8
Other Religion 24
Not Stated 345
Total 3762

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 1604
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 159
Self Employed 390
Unemployed 99
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 485
Retired 229
Looking After Home or Family 118
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 77
Other 94
Total 3255

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 5
Mining/Quarrying 11
Manufacturing 53
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 10
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 54
RetailInc. Wholesale 128
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 49
Accommodation and Food 118
Information and Communication 137
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 433
Real Estate 35
Professional, Scientific and Technical 346
Administration 75
Public Administration and Defence 379
Education 108
HealthInc. Social Work 93
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 184
Total 2219