Information about the SW1P postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW1P. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW1P 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 41
Semi-Detached 35
Terraced 355
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7777
Flat (Converted) 395
Residence in Commercial Building 146
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 8758

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1536
Owned with Mortgage 957
Shared Ownership 102
Rented: From Council 970
Rented: Other Social 1580
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1996
Rented: Other 275
Rent Free 264
Total 7680

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 3598
Two People 2423
Three People 836
Four People 528
Five People 214
Six People 59
Seven People 18
8+ People 4
Total 7680

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 2808
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2016
C2 - Skilled manual workers 476
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 943
Total 6243

Gender Back to Top

Male 8127
Female 7430
Total 15557

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
0-4 798
5-7 360
8-9 236
10-14 631
15 116
16-17 274
18-19 301
20-24 1270
25-29 1900
30-44 4060
45-59 2923
60-64 767
65-74 1061
75-84 628
85-89 149
90+ 83
Total 15557

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 6624
Married 4596
Divorced 1071
Separated 418
Widowed 534
Same Sex 173
Total 13416

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 8315
Good 4780
Fair 1630
Bad 605
Very Bad 227
Total 15557

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) 7134
Apprenticeship 135
2+ A Levels 1211
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 1110
1-4 GCSEs 902
No GCSEs 1519
Other 1405
Total 13416

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 11044
Mixed Ethnicity 742
Indian 377
Pakistani 123
Bangladeshi 325
Chinese 470
Other Asian 610
Black African 710
Black Caribbean 194
Other Black/African/Caribbean 169
Other 793
Total 15557

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 7927
Wales 171
Scotland 351
Northern Ireland 106
Republic of Ireland 264
European Union 2120
Other 4618
Total 15557

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 10290
Republic of Ireland 304
Europe (including European Union) 2747
African Countries 318
Middle East or Asia 838
North America or Caribbean 644
Central America 21
South America 155
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 364
None 687

Religion Back to Top

Christian 8380
No Religion 3290
Buddhist 206
Hindu 230
Jewish 169
Muslim 1718
Sikh 34
Other Religion 74
Not Stated 1456
Total 15557

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 5685
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 883
Self Employed 1392
Unemployed 583
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1467
Retired 968
Looking After Home or Family 517
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 599
Other 462
Total 12556

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 49
Manufacturing 171
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 39
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 11
Construction 212
RetailInc. Wholesale 646
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 204
Accommodation and Food 410
Information and Communication 527
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1348
Real Estate 175
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1332
Administration 360
Public Administration and Defence 839
Education 593
HealthInc. Social Work 554
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 703
Total 8177