Information about the W1A postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1A. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1A 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 60
Semi-Detached 101
Terraced 656
Flat (Purpose-Built) 7153
Flat (Converted) 1380
Residence in Commercial Building 1260
Caravan/Park/Temporary 6
Total 10616

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1337
Owned with Mortgage 809
Shared Ownership 48
Rented: From Council 584
Rented: Other Social 757
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 4214
Rented: Other 223
Rent Free 398
Total 8370

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 4320
Two People 2510
Three People 785
Four People 522
Five People 161
Six People 51
Seven People 13
8+ People 8
Total 8370

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 3361
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2569
C2 - Skilled manual workers 396
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 838
Total 7164

Gender Back to Top

Male 8694
Female 6649
Total 15343

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
0-4 599
5-7 245
8-9 155
10-14 302
15 56
16-17 159
18-19 246
20-24 1705
25-29 2171
30-44 4873
45-59 2573
60-64 674
65-74 925
75-84 493
85-89 110
90+ 57
Total 15343

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 7903
Married 4000
Divorced 1035
Separated 453
Widowed 399
Same Sex 196
Total 13986

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 9067
Good 4451
Fair 1182
Bad 466
Very Bad 177
Total 15343

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) 7879
Apprenticeship 65
2+ A Levels 1420
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 831
1-4 GCSEs 683
No GCSEs 1158
Other 1950
Total 13986

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 10337
Mixed Ethnicity 699
Indian 646
Pakistani 104
Bangladeshi 249
Chinese 718
Other Asian 627
Black African 425
Black Caribbean 129
Other Black/African/Caribbean 111
Other 1298
Total 15343

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 5983
Wales 112
Scotland 240
Northern Ireland 75
Republic of Ireland 225
European Union 2859
Other 5849
Total 15343

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 8312
Republic of Ireland 318
Europe (including European Union) 3580
African Countries 298
Middle East or Asia 1439
North America or Caribbean 1239
Central America 53
South America 151
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 546
None 330

Religion Back to Top

Christian 6586
No Religion 3895
Buddhist 283
Hindu 387
Jewish 632
Muslim 1674
Sikh 54
Other Religion 112
Not Stated 1720
Total 15343

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 5960
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 739
Self Employed 2171
Unemployed 397
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1926
Retired 714
Looking After Home or Family 473
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 482
Other 464
Total 13326

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 6
Mining/Quarrying 40
Manufacturing 210
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 23
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 4
Construction 258
RetailInc. Wholesale 857
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 133
Accommodation and Food 674
Information and Communication 770
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1925
Real Estate 302
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1559
Administration 290
Public Administration and Defence 165
Education 443
HealthInc. Social Work 654
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 839
Total 9152