Information about the SW1W postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW1W. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW1W 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 51
Semi-Detached 136
Terraced 964
Flat (Purpose-Built) 4386
Flat (Converted) 732
Residence in Commercial Building 153
Caravan/Park/Temporary 9
Total 6431

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1060
Owned with Mortgage 550
Shared Ownership 114
Rented: From Council 444
Rented: Other Social 884
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1816
Rented: Other 166
Rent Free 264
Total 5298

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 2532
Two People 1569
Three People 558
Four People 377
Five People 165
Six People 71
Seven People 19
8+ People 7
Total 5298

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 1914
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 1467
C2 - Skilled manual workers 354
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 643
Total 4378

Gender Back to Top

Male 5472
Female 5250
Total 10722

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
0-4 585
5-7 333
8-9 193
10-14 393
15 57
16-17 128
18-19 130
20-24 703
25-29 1136
30-44 2943
45-59 2079
60-64 570
65-74 769
75-84 480
85-89 133
90+ 90
Total 10722

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 4084
Married 3420
Divorced 783
Separated 282
Widowed 515
Same Sex 77
Total 9161

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 6214
Good 3098
Fair 942
Bad 348
Very Bad 120
Total 10722

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) 4798
Apprenticeship 79
2+ A Levels 827
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 800
1-4 GCSEs 562
No GCSEs 902
Other 1193
Total 9161

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 7870
Mixed Ethnicity 460
Indian 170
Pakistani 79
Bangladeshi 217
Chinese 178
Other Asian 505
Black African 380
Black Caribbean 111
Other Black/African/Caribbean 103
Other 649
Total 10722

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4875
Wales 114
Scotland 211
Northern Ireland 66
Republic of Ireland 175
European Union 1673
Other 3608
Total 10722

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6504
Republic of Ireland 224
Europe (including European Union) 2309
African Countries 219
Middle East or Asia 629
North America or Caribbean 828
Central America 21
South America 179
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 228
None 317

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6230
No Religion 1839
Buddhist 141
Hindu 97
Jewish 248
Muslim 1098
Sikh 9
Other Religion 47
Not Stated 1013
Total 10722

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 3701
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 575
Self Employed 1240
Unemployed 293
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 833
Retired 625
Looking After Home or Family 545
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 277
Other 369
Total 8458

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 15
Mining/Quarrying 30
Manufacturing 112
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 26
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 12
Construction 178
RetailInc. Wholesale 525
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 124
Accommodation and Food 332
Information and Communication 303
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1177
Real Estate 234
Professional, Scientific and Technical 840
Administration 273
Public Administration and Defence 251
Education 294
HealthInc. Social Work 391
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 581
Total 5698