Information about the W1G postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1G. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1G 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 21
Semi-Detached 44
Terraced 310
Flat (Purpose-Built) 2187
Flat (Converted) 615
Residence in Commercial Building 413
Total 3590

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 589
Owned with Mortgage 307
Shared Ownership 19
Rented: From Council 98
Rented: Other Social 150
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 1582
Rented: Other 74
Rent Free 131
Total 2950

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 1437
Two People 1006
Three People 303
Four People 152
Five People 40
Six People 6
Seven People 3
8+ People 3
Total 2950

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 1421
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 821
C2 - Skilled manual workers 81
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 165
Total 2488

Gender Back to Top

Male 2832
Female 2485
Total 5317

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
0-4 237
5-7 69
8-9 32
10-14 83
15 13
16-17 44
18-19 78
20-24 426
25-29 714
30-44 1808
45-59 902
60-64 294
65-74 337
75-84 204
85-89 50
90+ 26
Total 5317

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 2446
Married 1741
Divorced 377
Separated 127
Widowed 138
Same Sex 54
Total 4883

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 3308
Good 1516
Fair 362
Bad 103
Very Bad 28
Total 5317

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) 3143
Apprenticeship 22
2+ A Levels 395
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 289
1-4 GCSEs 187
No GCSEs 237
Other 610
Total 4883

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 4080
Mixed Ethnicity 250
Indian 221
Pakistani 20
Bangladeshi 24
Chinese 117
Other Asian 170
Black African 92
Black Caribbean 24
Other Black/African/Caribbean 20
Other 299
Total 5317

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 2152
Wales 53
Scotland 85
Northern Ireland 28
Republic of Ireland 76
European Union 1003
Other 1920
Total 5317

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 2872
Republic of Ireland 115
Europe (including European Union) 1282
African Countries 95
Middle East or Asia 369
North America or Caribbean 559
Central America 23
South America 55
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 214
None 79

Religion Back to Top

Christian 2406
No Religion 1391
Buddhist 70
Hindu 150
Jewish 367
Muslim 319
Sikh 19
Other Religion 29
Not Stated 566
Total 5317

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 2284
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 221
Self Employed 853
Unemployed 115
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 486
Retired 263
Looking After Home or Family 149
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 94
Other 138
Total 4603

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 17
Manufacturing 90
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 7
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 3
Construction 86
RetailInc. Wholesale 272
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 30
Accommodation and Food 161
Information and Communication 277
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 880
Real Estate 98
Professional, Scientific and Technical 633
Administration 90
Public Administration and Defence 55
Education 159
HealthInc. Social Work 334
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 230
Total 3424