Information about the W1H postcode district

About the Demographic Information

This page combines information for all postcodes within the postcode district W1H. The information on housing, people, culture, employment and education that is displayed about W1H 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 50
Semi-Detached 83
Terraced 604
Flat (Purpose-Built) 5978
Flat (Converted) 1319
Residence in Commercial Building 542
Caravan/Park/Temporary 4
Total 8580

Housing Tenure Back to Top

Housing Tenure
Owned Outright 1303
Owned with Mortgage 772
Shared Ownership 24
Rented: From Council 143
Rented: Other Social 446
Rented: Private Landlord inc. letting agents 3658
Rented: Other 171
Rent Free 261
Total 6778

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 3367
Two People 2043
Three People 702
Four People 453
Five People 132
Six People 65
Seven People 10
8+ People 6
Total 6778

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 2803
C1 - Supervisory, clerical, and junior managerial/administrative/professional positions 2045
C2 - Skilled manual workers 246
DE - Semi-skilled and unskilled manual workers; those on state benefit/unemployed, & lowest grade workers 726
Total 5820

Gender Back to Top

Male 7043
Female 5890
Total 12933

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
0-4 668
5-7 221
8-9 139
10-14 282
15 48
16-17 139
18-19 321
20-24 1295
25-29 1926
30-44 4080
45-59 1980
60-64 563
65-74 731
75-84 388
85-89 93
90+ 59
Total 12933

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 6327
Married 3655
Divorced 812
Separated 345
Widowed 323
Same Sex 113
Total 11575

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 7766
Good 3749
Fair 928
Bad 340
Very Bad 150
Total 12933

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) 6725
Apprenticeship 65
2+ A Levels 1048
5+ GCSEs, an A-Level or 1-2 AS Levels 721
1-4 GCSEs 540
No GCSEs 871
Other 1605
Total 11575

Ethnic Group

Ethnic Group
White 8610
Mixed Ethnicity 607
Indian 547
Pakistani 143
Bangladeshi 94
Chinese 371
Other Asian 524
Black African 283
Black Caribbean 63
Other Black/African/Caribbean 62
Other 1629
Total 12933

Country of Birth Back to Top

Country of Birth
England 4791
Wales 118
Scotland 184
Northern Ireland 55
Republic of Ireland 160
European Union 2462
Other 5163
Total 12933

Passport(s) Held Back to Top

Note that an individual may hold one or more passports.

Passport(s) Held
United Kingdom 6837
Republic of Ireland 225
Europe (including European Union) 3199
African Countries 316
Middle East or Asia 1201
North America or Caribbean 1073
Central America 36
South America 146
Oceania (Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia and nearby islands) 459
None 233

Religion Back to Top

Christian 5494
No Religion 2980
Buddhist 160
Hindu 342
Jewish 628
Muslim 1941
Sikh 54
Other Religion 79
Not Stated 1255
Total 12933

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 4971
Part-Time Employee (defined as 30 hours or less per week) 606
Self Employed 1577
Unemployed 330
Full-Time Student (with or without job) 1677
Retired 643
Looking After Home or Family 493
Long-Term Sick or Disabled 324
Other 414
Total 11035

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 8
Mining/Quarrying 35
Manufacturing 166
Energy SupplyInc. Electric, Gas, Steam, Air Conditioning etc. 25
Water SupplyInc. Sewage and Waste Management 6
Construction 200
RetailInc. Wholesale 596
TransportationInc. Storage and Logistics 106
Accommodation and Food 412
Information and Communication 567
Financial ServicesInc. Insurance 1743
Real Estate 246
Professional, Scientific and Technical 1336
Administration 219
Public Administration and Defence 258
Education 361
HealthInc. Social Work 476
OtherInc. Arts, Recreation etc. 617
Total 7377