Information about the SW1Y postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district SW1Y. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about SW1Y 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 8
Semi-Detached 5
Terraced 41
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1076
Flat (Converted) 76
Residence in Commercial Building 189
Caravan/Park/Temporary 10
Total 1405

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 244
Owned with Mortgage 111
Shared Ownership 17
Rented: From Council 26
Rented: Other Social 96
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 491
Rented: Other 52
Rent Free 57
Total 1094

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 533
Two People 373
Three People 97
Four People 51
Five People 26
Six People 11
Seven People 1
8+ People 2
Total 1094

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 429
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 322
C2 - Skilled manual workers 68
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 87
Total 906

Gender Back to Top

Male 1176
Female 916
Total 2092

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 70
5-7 16
8-9 14
10-14 33
15 11
16-17 13
18-19 27
20-24 226
25-29 320
30-44 595
45-59 389
60-64 130
65-74 142
75-84 80
85-89 17
90+ 9
Total 2092

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 1019
Married 663
Divorced 131
Separated 48
Widowed 53
Same Sex 34
Total 1948

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 1215
Good 671
Fair 153
Bad 44
Very Bad 9
Total 2092

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) 1144
Apprenticeship 16
2+ A Levels 171
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 135
1-4 GCSEs 94
No GCSEs 120
Other 268
Total 1948

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1442
Mixed Ethnicity 79
Indian 65
Pakistani 28
Bangladeshi 22
Chinese 200
Other Asian 70
Black African 57
Black Caribbean 20
Other Black/African/Caribbean 13
Other 96
Total 2092

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 840
Wales 17
Scotland 38
Northern Ireland 15
Republic of Ireland 25
European Union 322
Other 835
Total 2092

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1197
Republic of Ireland 37
Europe (including European Union) 418
African Countries 64
Middle East or Asia 238
North America or Caribbean 146
Central America 1
South America 22
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 76
None 35

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1007
No Religion 539
Buddhist 89
Hindu 49
Jewish 50
Muslim 142
Sikh 10
Other Religion 10
Not Stated 196
Total 2092

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 859
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 96
Self Employed 327
Unemployed 41
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 274
Retired 110
Looking After Home or Family 46
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 30
Other 59
Total 1842

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 2
Mining/Quarrying 4
Manufacturing 49
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 34
RetailInc. Wholesale 129
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 21
Accommodation and Food 154
Information and Communication 108
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 221
Real Estate 43
Professional, Scientific and Technical 209
Administration 40
Public Administration and Defence 42
Education 63
HealthInc. Social Work 66
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 147
Total 1338