Information about the W1B postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1B. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1B 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 19
Semi-Detached 27
Terraced 181
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2042
Flat (Converted) 334
Residence in Commercial Building 411
Caravan/Park/Temporary 3
Total 3017

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 438
Owned with Mortgage 247
Shared Ownership 27
Rented: From Council 165
Rented: Other Social 219
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1150
Rented: Other 80
Rent Free 124
Total 2450

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 1288
Two People 757
Three People 231
Four People 118
Five People 37
Six People 11
Seven People 4
8+ People 4
Total 2450

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 1057
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 717
C2 - Skilled manual workers 80
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 217
Total 2071

Gender Back to Top

Male 2549
Female 2099
Total 4648

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
0-4 158
5-7 57
8-9 41
10-14 96
15 16
16-17 42
18-19 118
20-24 577
25-29 634
30-44 1427
45-59 769
60-64 222
65-74 279
75-84 164
85-89 32
90+ 16
Total 4648

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 2442
Married 1266
Divorced 314
Separated 108
Widowed 106
Same Sex 44
Total 4280

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 2754
Good 1367
Fair 361
Bad 120
Very Bad 46
Total 4648

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) 2496
Apprenticeship 27
2+ A Levels 446
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 272
1-4 GCSEs 199
No GCSEs 289
Other 551
Total 4280

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 3348
Mixed Ethnicity 220
Indian 212
Pakistani 32
Bangladeshi 45
Chinese 173
Other Asian 189
Black African 105
Black Caribbean 35
Other Black/African/Caribbean 34
Other 255
Total 4648

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1817
Wales 44
Scotland 84
Northern Ireland 29
Republic of Ireland 63
European Union 851
Other 1760
Total 4648

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2482
Republic of Ireland 84
Europe (including European Union) 1114
African Countries 118
Middle East or Asia 392
North America or Caribbean 421
Central America 20
South America 50
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 134
None 94

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2012
No Religion 1267
Buddhist 82
Hindu 138
Jewish 258
Muslim 355
Sikh 16
Other Religion 28
Not Stated 492
Total 4648

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 1748
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 204
Self Employed 655
Unemployed 125
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 732
Retired 223
Looking After Home or Family 134
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 131
Other 116
Total 4068

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 14
Manufacturing 67
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 5
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 77
RetailInc. Wholesale 252
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 24
Accommodation and Food 204
Information and Communication 245
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 560
Real Estate 84
Professional, Scientific and Technical 461
Administration 74
Public Administration and Defence 54
Education 165
HealthInc. Social Work 239
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 238
Total 2768