Information about the W1C postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1C. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1C 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 10
Semi-Detached 15
Terraced 71
Flat (Purpose-Built) 1537
Flat (Converted) 162
Residence in Commercial Building 174
Total 1969

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 204
Owned with Mortgage 118
Shared Ownership 14
Rented: From Council 107
Rented: Other Social 315
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 680
Rented: Other 25
Rent Free 74
Total 1537

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 830
Two People 441
Three People 132
Four People 96
Five People 26
Six People 9
Seven People 2
8+ People 1
Total 1537

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 564
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 486
C2 - Skilled manual workers 79
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 178
Total 1307

Gender Back to Top

Male 1433
Female 1279
Total 2712

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
0-4 138
5-7 48
8-9 32
10-14 49
15 9
16-17 36
18-19 44
20-24 280
25-29 343
30-44 792
45-59 505
60-64 136
65-74 166
75-84 98
85-89 20
90+ 16
Total 2712

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 1288
Married 762
Divorced 202
Separated 77
Widowed 88
Same Sex 19
Total 2436

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 1552
Good 809
Fair 235
Bad 84
Very Bad 32
Total 2712

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) 1325
Apprenticeship 16
2+ A Levels 233
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 158
1-4 GCSEs 125
No GCSEs 244
Other 335
Total 2436

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 1843
Mixed Ethnicity 125
Indian 134
Pakistani 22
Bangladeshi 11
Chinese 70
Other Asian 114
Black African 76
Black Caribbean 17
Other Black/African/Caribbean 18
Other 282
Total 2712

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 1117
Wales 28
Scotland 45
Northern Ireland 27
Republic of Ireland 39
European Union 452
Other 1004
Total 2712

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 1550
Republic of Ireland 55
Europe (including European Union) 580
African Countries 67
Middle East or Asia 241
North America or Caribbean 186
Central America 11
South America 18
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 83
None 68

Religion Back to Top

Christian 1182
No Religion 623
Buddhist 27
Hindu 85
Jewish 135
Muslim 361
Sikh 10
Other Religion 17
Not Stated 272
Total 2712

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 1002
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 158
Self Employed 381
Unemployed 59
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 295
Retired 124
Looking After Home or Family 92
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 102
Other 89
Total 2302

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 10
Manufacturing 38
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 4
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 1
Construction 41
RetailInc. Wholesale 161
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 34
Accommodation and Food 112
Information and Communication 98
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 333
Real Estate 50
Professional, Scientific and Technical 260
Administration 57
Public Administration and Defence 42
Education 78
HealthInc. Social Work 126
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 134
Total 1581